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WoolSafe approval for cleaning and sanitising

31 July 2020

Two of the primary cleaning and sanitising solutions being used in Coronavirus-related ‘deep cleans’ have been approved by The WoolSafe Organisation for use on wool carpets, fabrics and rugs.

Newly-approved D500 Microsan from Prochem is a clear, low foaming detergent with pleasant apple blossom fragrance and is available in 5 litre concentrate and 1 litre ready-to-use spray. 

Originally developed in the 1980’s for the HBV, HCV and HIV blood-borne viruses, the Microsan formulation is also effective against Coronavirus Coronaviridae family (including MERS-CoV) and is approved to EN14476 for use on washable surfaces.

Ideal for post-infection control using spray-misting techniques, the concentrate can be diluted with water at 2% and applied to surfaces with a recommended sprayer.  As a cleaner and prespray, it can be diluted at 6% for heavy soil conditions.

Also newly-approved by WoolSafe, Prochem’s multi-surface biocidal sanitiser B125 Clensan can be used on all carpets, fabrics and hard surfaces and has also been approved to EN14476 standards. It is effective against a wide range of bacteria and enveloped viruses, including Norovirus.

WoolSafe test methods and performance requirements are designed to ensure that the product performs the function for which it is sold and does not have a negative effect on wool carpets or rugs.

Products that meet all the performance requirements are issued with a certificate and suppliers are entitled to display the WoolSafe Mark, and one of a selection of approved phrases, on packaging, product literature and advertising material associated with the product.

All approved products are subject to annual re-evaluation to ensure they continue to meet WoolSafe requirements.