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Diversey Announces That One-Step-Cleaner-Disinfectant Oxivir® Excel Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 In Just 15 Seconds

December 9, 2020


Diversey, a global leader in infection prevention solutions for healthcare markets, recently announced that new testing shows its AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) based disinfectant, Oxivir Excel Wipe and Oxivir Excel Foam, passed the EN14476 test in 15 seconds when tested on SARS-CoV-2*, the clinical isolate of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The outstanding results confirmed that due to patented AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology Oxivir not only neutralizes coronaviruses, but also cleans and disinfects in one step in as little as 15 seconds.

AHP® is a patented, synergistic blend of commonly used, safe ingredients that when combined with low levels of hydrogen peroxide dramatically increase its germicidal potency and cleaning performance. Oxivir series powered by AHP® is  all in-one cleaner & disinfectant product improving labor efficiency, giving superior cleaning results and also broad spectrum cleaner disinfectant which is fully effective against Norovirus, Adenovirus, Poliovirus and clinical isolate of  Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2*) just in seconds.

Innovative Technology for Enhanced Hygiene

Disinfectants have a key role to play in ensuring infection prevention and epidemic control by helping to provide hygienic environmental surfaces.

Oxivir Excel Wipe and Oxivir Excel Foam were developed with Diversey's patented AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology, which places them among the most effective products in the range to combat viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

According to recent studies, to achieve maximum effectiveness, the product label contact time needs to be shorter than the surface drying time. Oxivir with Patented AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology keep surfaces wet throughout the label contact time, which is a significant advantage over rapidly evaporating high-alcohol products or quaternary disinfectants with long contact times.

Safe and Fast-Acting Disinfection

To prevent the cross-contamination and spread of pathogens, and to minimize the risk of contamination, high-touch hard surfaces require frequent and thorough cleaning, especially during a global pandemic.

Oxivir Excel Wipe and Oxivir Excel Foam one-step-cleaner-disinfectants are designed to deliver fast-acting, broad spectrum disinfection and effective cleaning performance for enhanced hygiene. Broad spectrum means that it has efficacy for most of the pathogens such as enveloped and non-enveloped viruses and mycobacterium, which are common causes of Healthcare Associated Infections. They neutralize pathogens in seconds and are safe and easy to use when used as directed. AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) technology is based on hydrogen peroxide, which breaks down into oxygen and water shortly after use, leaving no residual from the active ingredient to get into the waste stream or the environment. Being a one-step cleaner disinfectant, using Oxivir also helps to save time.

A Range of Superior Hygiene Products Effective in Every Location

In addition to Oxivir’s enhanced one step cleaning and disinfection power - which can neutralize, prevent and control pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, mould and yeast - Diversey also offers a wide range of alternative solutions. As well as general disinfection, these products deliver specific targeted disinfection for the cleaning of floors, food contact areas, surfaces and equipment; and for laundry and personal hygiene. These enable customers to achieve the highest standards of hygiene in public spaces such as: hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants and shopping malls.

A Global Commitment

Somer Gündoğdu – President, Diversey Emerging Markets & TASKI states:  “Diversey Oxivir Excel Wipe and Oxivir Excel Foam; one step cleaner disinfectants have proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 in 15 seconds. This is the first product to achieve such a result in an EN approved test. This is another example of our commitment to support our partners in the global fight against coronavirus and reflects Diversey’s mission to protect and care for people everyday. Oxivir and our entire product range are playing an essential role in ensuring the highest standards of hygiene to protect public health and will continue to do so as the different stages of the pandemic evolve.”

For further information and upcoming country availability of the testing conditions, please contact your Diversey representative.  For more information about the Oxivir Excel Wipe and to get in contact with our experts visit our Oxivir webpage.

Annex text

* Testing was performed under the EN (European Norm) procedures in an accredited independent laboratory. It was conducted based on the TS EN 14476+ A1: 2019-09 standard. Virucidal efficacy of Oxivir Excel Wipe and Oxivir Excel Foam against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Clinical Isolate-GenBank: MT955161.1) was analyzed at 20 °C for 15 seconds under dirty conditions ( 3 g/l bovine albumin solution).


<div class="line">&nbsp;</div> <h2>About Solenis</h2> <p>Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company&rsquo;s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 16,100 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2024 Best Managed Company Gold Standard honoree, recognized four years in a row.</p> <p>For additional information about Solenis, please visit <a href="/en/"></a> or follow us on social media.</p>



Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Vice President, Corporate Communications