Hand Sanitizer product information.
Masks. . . " What is the difference? "
Re-using your . . . . . KN95 Mask.
example - a 1lt pump gel bottle produces about 200 applications. Using our Touch Free dispenser 200 applications will cost less than $4
alcohol above 75% has tested to effectively attack and destroy the envelope protein that surrounds viruses including leaving the virus dead and unable to survive.
SOFT ON HANDS; ULTRA SANITIZER is manufactured using a natural 'glycerol' that works as an emollient to soften the skins surface and protect the skin structure. Glycerol also assists in moisturising your hands preventing them from becoming dry.
GEL vs LIQUID SANITIZER;ULTRA SANITIZER is in liquid form and has an excellent coverage and easily penetrates under nails, into the creases of the hands compared to gel sanitizers.
ULTRA SANITIZER also does not leave any unpleasant 'slimy' residue like gel sanitizers do, and is also odourless.
ULTRA SANITIZER can also be used as a surface spray. Spray directly onto surface and leave to dry (approx. 15 to 30 seconds)
ULTRA SANITIZER completely evaporates. Gel Sanitizers can be messy and remains slippery creating a potential danger when spilt on most floor surfaces.
WARNING;Sanitizer effectiveness immensely reduces when <60% Alcohol. This means if you are using a sanitiser containing <60% alcohol it will not kill germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses and may only reduce the growth of germs rather than killing them outright.
Be wary of any hand sanitizers or sanitation products that say they contain 'alternative' disinfecting ingredient that is just as effective as alcohol. Typically these are labelled 'non-alcohol based sanitizer' containing benzalkonium, coconut oil, tea tree oil, chloride or triciosan. These are much less effective than alcohol-based sanitizers.
A label that says it 'kills 99.99% of illness causing germs' does not mean the product will protect you against viruses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends rubbing on hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol when you are unable to wash your hands. The World Health Organisation recommends a 80% Alcohol sanitizer formulation for a fast acting alternative if you are unable wash your hands.
CDC warns some of the hand sanitizers made by the brands Purell and Germ-X rely on benzalkonium chloride instead of alcohol as a active ingredient. The CDC says such non-alcohol products may merely reduce the growth of germs rather than killing them and may not work for many types of germs at all. If hand sanitizers don't contain at least 60% alcohol, it won't be effective.
How to Disinfect N95/KN95 Masks: Bottom Line
The results from testing masks washed with soap solution, also cleaned using alcohol both concluded that the filtering defectiveness was greatly reduced.
The Corona Viruses life span was tested mainly on hard surfaces. The closest surface to masks that tests have been done on is cardboard. Coronavirus survived up to 48 hours on cardboard.
Leaving masks out to dry should disinfect them from the coronavirus, SARS, and influenza A in under 48 hours. 72 hours would be even more conservative.
Viruses live longer in cold damp temperatures. At 20 degrees viruses died much quicker than at 2 degrees.
Keep your mask warm and dry after use. Do not store in a plastic bag as this prevents the mask from drying.
Of course, more data is needed. Particularly needed is direct tests of viability on masks and with virus concentrations that would be common on masks.