The testing shows statistically significant reduction in the growth of the COVID-19 virus when exposed to Hydromer’s plant-based sanitizer formulations, said the company. The study showed that “tested neat and at dilutions at 15-minute and 1-hour contact time intervals, the test samples exhibited virucidal activity, reducing SARS-CoV-2 below the limit of detection resulting in Log Reduction Values of >2.5 (>99%) and >3.5 (>99.9%). Neutral controls did not inhibit virus growth and did not exhibit cytotoxicity.”
Previous testing done by other external labs have shown these products to also be effective against a variety of other microbes including NoroVirus, MRSA, Salmonella, E-Coli and others, validating that Hydromer’s EscenciaProtect line has broad-spectrum sanitizing capabilities.
“Hydromer is very proud to have one of the first greener alternatives to alcohol-based sanitizers, now tested and available in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many segments of the market desperate for alcohol-free product, such as schools, retail, airlines and more, we recognized how critical it was to test our proprietary technology against this specific virus. We are very pleased to be in a position now to supply a much-needed alternative to the growing market of sanitizers,” said Peter M. von Dyck, Hydromer CEO.
Hydromer’s patented EscenciaProtect line offers a a compelling non-alcohol solution for various sanitation needs, said the company. The line is being offered in various formulation formats such as ready-to-use sanitizer, sprayable liquid, ready-to-use hand soap, concentrate additive for formulation, and others.