PRO FORMULA DISINFECTANTS

Formulated to protect your business

Are you Covid-secure?

During this Covid-19 pandemic, there are many new government regulations & guidelines around cleaning and disinfection. It doesn't come to a surprise then, that many new, unknown disinfectants are emerging on the market. The pressure is on for business owners as yourselves to ensure that your customers & staff are safe by using registered disinfection products. But how do you know which disinfectants are legitimate, effective and safe to use? 

Look no further; Pro Formula has launched a NEW range of disinfectants with 100% EN-certified formulations, developed to protect your business. Together with correct cleaning procedures, tools and manuals, the NEW Pro Formula disinfectants will help keep you, your operations, staff and customers safe. Find out more about these disinfectants here.

For more information on the nature and characteristics of the Coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV-2), the difference between cleaning and disinfecting, EN tests and norms and viruses resistancy, read further down below or click on one of the top navigation buttons.

 

Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses | 4 Facts - For you to know

1

These are the most common microorganisms we come in contact with and the subcategories within them:

Bacteria

Bacteria

  • Gram positive bacteria
  • Gram negative bacteria
  • Myco-bacteria
  • Bacterial spores
Fungi

Fungi

  • Yeasts
  • Moulds
Viruses

Viruses

  • Non-enveloped viruses
  • Enveloped viruses

2

Key characteristics of the most common microorganisms

Key characteristics of the most common microorganisms

Bacteria

Present everywhere
Present everywhere
Only <1% cause disease in humans
Only <1% cause disease in humans
Shed into the environment through sneezing, coughing and touching surfaces
Shed into the environment through sneezing, coughing and touching surfaces
Self-sufficient (survives without a host)
Self-sufficient (survives without a host)

Fungi

2 types: yeasts and moulds.
2 types: yeasts and moulds.
Usually found on decaying matter and moist areas
Usually found on decaying matter and moist areas
Transmission is generally not associated with humans, but with unhygienic environments
Transmission is generally not associated with humans, but with unhygienic environments
Self-sufficient (survives without a host)
Self-sufficient (survives without a host)

Viruses

Grouped by their size and whether it has an outer envelope
Grouped by their size and whether it has an outer envelope
Large enveloped viruses are easy to kill, while small non-enveloped viruses are not easy to kill.
Large enveloped viruses are easy to kill, while small non-enveloped viruses are not easy to kill.
Usually transmitted through unhygienic human activities, such as coughing, sneezing, vomiting, and lack of hand washing after using the bathroom
Usually transmitted through unhygienic human activities, such as coughing, sneezing, vomiting, and lack of hand washing after using the bathroom
Not self-sufficient (requires a host for survival)
Not self-sufficient (requires a host for survival)

3

Non-Enveloped vs Enveloped Viruses

       Non-Enveloped Virus
      (Norovirus, Poliovirus, Adenovirus)

  • Caspid coat
  • More resistant to harsh environments
  • Cannot survive in a host for a long time

         Enveloped Virus
        (Coronavirus, Influenza B, HIV, Hepatitis)

  • Outer coat of lipids & proteins
  • Less resistant to harsh environments
  • Can survive in a host for a longer time

4

Transmission

Person-to-person
Person-to-person
Droplets
Droplets
Contact with contaminated surfaces
Contact with contaminated surfaces

Cleaning and Disinfecting facts

#1
Anytime there is visible or “gross soil” on a surface, employees must first clean before disinfecting
#2
When disinfecting a surface, you can use a disinfectant to clean, but must apply it twice, first to clean and then to disinfect
#3
Disinfectants that has been through a standardized test method allow you to clean and disinfect in one step when there is no visible soil on the surface. Check the label to confirm it is a one-step product.

Cleaning vs Disinfecting

Cleaning

Cleaning

  • Removes soil from a surface, but makes no specific claims about killing disease-causing organisms
  • Removes many but not necessary all organisms from surface
Disinfecting

Disinfecting

  • Efficient in killing bacteria and fungi and inactivates viruses
  • Chemical cleaning products with disinfection properties are called disinfectants or biocides

Test and Norms

Guardians Certified

These tests also specify the required contact time for the product to be effective

Guardians Certified

In Europe a series of lab tests are run to assess the efficacy of products on bacteria, fungi and viruses

Guardians Certified

Usually there are two type of tests: suspension (in a solution) and surface tests. These are then performed on different strains

Guardians Certified

Contact time might vary depending if the test is performed in clean or dirty (presence of soil) conditions

Guardians Certified

In some cases, virucidal efficacy can be limited to certain type of virus only (eg. only to Influenza).

Guardians Certified

Always refer to the label of your chosen biocidal product to understand efficacy and required contact time

Bacteria

Bacteria

Suspension
EN1276
Surface
EN13697
Fungi

Fungi

Suspension
EN1650
Surface
EN13697
Viruses

Viruses

Suspension
EN14476
Surface
EN16777

Virus hierarchy & resistance ranking to disinfection

Pro Formula Disinfectants

Pro Formula has launched a NEW range of disinfectants with 100% EN-certified formulations, developed to protect your business. These disinfectants clearly show on the labels which EN-test they have passed, as well as whether they are effective against bacteria, viruses or both. This way you can rest assured that you are using the appropriate disinfection products for your business. Together with correct cleaning procedures, tools and manuals, our NEW Pro Formula disinfectants will help keep you, your operations, staff and customers safe and Covid-secure.

Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use and follow local regulations and advisory.

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