CHICAGO -- JohnsonDiversey Inc. announces the introduction of Johnson Wax Professional Oxivir Tb, a ready-to-use cleaner disinfectant that disinfects surfaces with a one-minute contact time. Ideal for healthcare facilities, Oxivir Tb is a general virucide, bactericide, tuberculocide, fungicide, sanitizer and cleaner formulated with patented accelerated hydrogen peroxide technology.
"There are two features that really make Oxivir Tb revolutionary," says Steve Thomson, product manager with JohnsonDiversey. "The first is its one-minute contact time for disinfection. Traditionally, some disinfectants have to dwell on surfaces up to 10 minutes. Oxivir Tb cleaner disinfectant's one-minute contact time ensures cleaning staff use the product in compliance with disinfection procedures."
When left wet on a pre-cleaned surface for one minute, Oxivir Tb cleaner disinfectant is designed to be bactericidal and virucidal, which means healthcare facilities staff can kill HBV, HCV and HIV-1 in one minute. With a five-minute contact time, Oxivir Tb works as a tuberculocide, and after 10 minutes, the cleaner disinfectant kills fungi.
"The second great feature of Oxivir Tb cleaner disinfectant is its environmental profile," Thomson says. "The product does not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). The product does not have a strong fragrance that could be irritating to patients and the formula's active ingredient breaks down into water and oxygen."
Oxivir Tb cleaner disinfectant can be used with microfiber cleaning tools with no loss of its active ingredient and is safe for use throughout healthcare facilities, from patient rooms to public areas. The product can be used on surfaces such as vinyl, plastic, chrome, glazed ceramic, porcelain and tile and can also be used to disinfect hospital items, such as wheelchairs, mattress covers, bed pans and almost any washable food and non-food contact surface where disinfection is required.
When used in compliance with cleaning and disinfecting procedures, Oxivir Tb cleaner disinfectant helps decrease the risk as well as the costs associated with hospital-acquired infections. The product also meets the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's blood-borne pathogen standards for clean-up of blood and bodily fluids.
"Healthcare professionals like Oxivir Tb cleaner disinfectant because it is a patient-friendly, staff-friendly product," Thomson says. "The product gives hospital staff peace of mind and confidence that they are breaking the chain of infection."
JohnsonDiversey Inc. is a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, serving customers in the lodging, food service, retail, healthcare and food and beverage sectors as well as building-service contractors.
Source: JohnsonDiversey Inc.