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Protecting healthcare facilities with the right disinfectants

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Healthcare facilities are increasing their cleaning and decontamination measures to help protect patients and staff against COVID-19. With this in mind, it’s important for healthcare OEMs to understand which recommended disinfectants are most compatible with the materials used in their applications.

Finding a compatible disinfectant with minimal effects on surfaces 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released infection control guidance for healthcare facilities that have patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. As part of these guidelines, the CDC recommends using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying a hospital-grade disinfectant that is registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the CDC’s hospital preparedness checklist, EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectants should be used for frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces and shared patient care equipment.

The EPA’s disinfectants list outlines those that meet its criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2—the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. While these disinfectants help sterilize surfaces and equipment, they may also affect polycarbonate-based surfaces.

As a reliable supplier to the healthcare industry, we developed a two-page guide that helps OEMs and equipment manufacturers understand how our materials can stand up to the various EPA-recommended disinfectants against SARS-CoV-2. The EPA’s list includes milder disinfectants, which are also effective and well-tolerated by our materials.

With this resource, OEMs can feel confident in recommending specific disinfectants for their applications, based on the materials used. 

To download the guide, click here.

For more information, email us: plastics@covestro.com.

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COV Chemical Compatibility to Disinfectants Used Against SARS CoV 2

We’re helping healthcare OEMs recommend the right disinfectants for their applications with a resource that outlines how our materials stand up to the EPA-registered disinfectants that sterilize against SARS-CoV-2.

Doug Hamilton

Global Healthcare Marketing Leader, Covestro LLC

Key benefits

  • Chemical resistance  Withstand select hospital-grade disinfectants. 

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