Apr 1, 2020  Düsseldorf / Germany

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Disinfectants - test for virucidal activity and effective ingredients!

Effective disinfectants are indispensable in these times and their efficacy is required at all times. Various ingredients, such as alcohols, active chlorine and quaternary ammonium compounds provide the bactericidal and virucidal effect.
A freshly manufactured product often has a higher concentration of effective ingredients, which can decrease with age and storage. Checking the specified contents gives you security!

Do you want to advertise your product as "virucidal" or "limited virucidal"?
For virucidal effectiveness we offer the suspension test according to EN 14476. There are three levels of effectiveness, whereby the higher level includes the lower levels:

  • "limited virucidal" or "limited virucidal PLUS" or "virucidal"

Limited virucidal activity" is a fixed term and includes effectiveness against enveloped viruses. The RKI currently recommends disinfection products with at least the "limited virucidal effectiveness" level.

You have analytical questions and need support? Please call us (0049 211 797 3683) or write an e-mail (analytik@henkel.com).