F10®'s efficacy against COVID-19
In independent testing, F10®SC Disinfectant has been found to be highly effective against enveloped viruses in the medical (human medicine) sector. This includes coronavirus and as such covers efficacy against COVID-19. Blutest laboratories, an internationally accredited laboratory, concluded that:
"This product (F10® SC Disinfectant) therefore is effective against all enveloped viruses…(including) all coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2"
A summary of results can be found below or read the full test report from the laboratory.
The test used the F10®SC Disinfectant at a dilution rate of 1:250. To meet the EU standards of efficacy a product must demonstrate at least a 4log (10 000) reduction under test conditions. In these tests* F10®SC Disinfectant solution achieved a 5log reduction (100 000). This far exceeds the required standard and is a significant achievement. It also indicates that a higher dilution rate could be used and still achieve the required 4log reduction, however we would recommend that a 1:250 dilution rate be employed to allow for possible variation in on-site conditions.
* - the standard 5 minutes at an ambient temperature of 20oC in clean conditions.
The following product efficacy can be concluded from the test results:
- F10®SC Disinfectant has been proven to be highly effective against coronavirus at a dilution rate of 1:250
- F10®CL Disinfectants (equivalent to 1:5 F10®SC) are effective against coronavirus at a dilution rate of 1:50
- F10® Disinfectant Ready to Use is a 1:250 dilution of the F10®SC (1:50 of the CL) and is effective against coronavirus
All other products in the F10® product range are based on the same key actives as the F10®SC Disinfectant used in the tests.
The F10® disinfectants are designed to be applied to surfaces which have been precleaned* and should be left to air-dry. At working dilution rates they are safe to surfaces and humans (please see below for more safety information).
* For surfaces which have not been precleaned, and the removal of organic matter is required alongside disinfection, the SCXD and CLXD products with added detergent can be used.
THE USE OF F10® PRODUCTS AGAINST COVID-19
Many of the F10® product range are being used worldwide in the fight against COVID-19. They are being used from governments to businesses and individuals with F10's efficacy and safety in mind.
These are the key products which we believe would be most useful to you:
F10®SC Disinfectant Concentrate - Use diluted solution to spray onto surfaces and allow to air dry. Alternatively wet a strong paper towel with the diluted F10® solution and wipe. Ideal for surfaces such as tables, door hands, keyboards etc.
F10®SC can also be used for fogging and misting air-space. Use in an appropriate mister/fogger at the recommended dilution.
Where specific hand sanitising products are not available, F10®SC can conveniently be used for hand disinfection. At a dilution rate of 1:100, a solution of F10®SC can be sprayed onto hands which should then be rubbed together and allowed to air dry.
F10® Disinfectant Ready to Use - a pre-diluted solution (1:250) of the F10®SC Disinfectant.
F10® Disinfectant Wipes - biodegradable, single-use wipes impregnated with F10®SC Disinfectant for instant clean up and disinfection.
F10® Hand Gel – a waterless skin decontaminant for use when a washbasin is unavailable. The rapid kill times, long lasting residual action and high levels of emollients make it ideal for frequent use.
F10® Hand Foam - a ready to use waterless hand sanitiser in a great 50ml ‘pocket’ size.
F10® Hand Scrub – for effective hand washing. With rapid kill times and good residual action it also contains emollients to prevent hands drying out from frequent washing.
F10® SAFETY INFORMATION
The safety of F10® makes it the ideal product to fight micro-organisms that are spread via droplet transmission as it can be used for surface as well as aerial disinfection. F10®SC at a dilution of 1:100 can be used in the presence of humans and animals through misters, humidifiers, sprayers, HP washers and electrical fogging machines (Please note that some of these applications produce a much reduced droplet size which can be irritating to compromised respiratory systems – in such cases it is advised to wear a face mask or to not be present during application).
- The products will not cause fumes, irritation, staining or corrosion.
- No rinsing is required.
For complete information regarding performance and toxicity data, please visit the website www.f10products.co.uk.