Kimberly-Clark Professional introduces the KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe. KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe is an EPA registered product that features a new chemistry to quickly and effectively clean and disinfect environmental surfaces, killing MRSA in 30 seconds and C. difficile spores in six minutes, versus 10 minutes, as required by other environmental surface disinfectants.
Eliminating infection-causing organisms, some of which can survive on environmental surfaces for up to five months, is a top concern for infection control and environmental services professionals, according to a recent survey conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional. In fact, more than 78 percent of survey respondents stated their greatest surface cleaning challenge was maintaining proper contact times to kill the largest number of organisms, while more than 55 percent of respondents were concerned about the effectiveness of their current surface cleaning products and processes for killing pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe combines the power of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide with a proprietary wiper treatment, which keeps the solution active over time, allowing it to kill a broad spectrum of organisms.
The peracetic acid breaks into the outer membrane or coat of the target spore, bacteria or virus. Then, the hydrogen peroxide oxidizes and destroys its internal components. This dual action quickly kills 35 organisms.
The pre-moistened KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe is dispensed as ready-to-use individual sheets. The single-use wipe means less cross-contamination between rooms and surfaces. Compared to traditional cleaning methods, such as disinfectant sprays and bucket systems, the risk of spills and dilution errors are eliminated, and inhalation-related issues are reduced. This groundbreaking chemistry is non-corrosive and is not damaging to most surfaces. The KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe active ingredients also decompose into water, oxygen and vinegar.
For more information, visit www.kimtech.com/usgermicidalwipe