Finding Solutions in the Era of Covid-19

03/06/2020

With the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 impacting the world on many levels, a dire need has arisen for a scientifically reliable, safe, highly effective, everyday use surface disinfectant. 
 
“Looking at the scientific consensus of active ingredients believed to be effective only a short list of products fit the bill,” said David Priddy, owner of Sundew Solutions.  “Hydrogen peroxide attracted out attention due to its safety, efficiency as a disinfectant, and speed of control.”

Hydrogen Peroxide is an organic, naturally occurring chemical.  It consists of two hydrogen molecules and two oxygen molecules (H2O2).  Hydrogen peroxide has been used for decades for sterilisation of various surfaces including surgical tools and has demonstrated broad-spectrum efficacy against viruses, bacteria, yeasts and bacterial spores.  Hydrogen peroxide is seen as an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine-based bleaches, as it degrades to form oxygen and water and it is generally recognised as safe as an antimicrobial agent by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Unfortunately you can’t just buy concentrated hydrogen peroxide and add water to it to create a ready-to-use formulation.  I wish it was that simple,” explained David.  “Significant research and formulation development was required to create a stabilised formulation - hydrogen peroxide becomes unstable and breaks down quickly once diluted.”

The result of creating this unique formulation science is Sundew Surface Disinfectant – Australia’s first ready-to-use high performance disinfectant with stabilised hydrogen peroxide.

Looking at what was presently available it became obvious that such a disinfectant solution did not exist.  As an industry, during these uncertain times we should all be pulling together to help each other.  Aussies have had it all in the past 6 months - drought, fires, floods and now a pandemic.  The only thing certain is uncertainty.  
“Sundew Surface Disinfectant will be of significant interest to the professional pest management industry as current bleaches and quaternary ammonium compounds (quats or QACs) require pest controllers to do a return visit when applying insecticide treatment,” continued David.  “A simple spray, and wipe with hydrogen peroxide and 30 minutes later you can apply any insecticide without concerns about a negative impact on the treatment, while reducing inconvenience to the user and end customer.”

Sundew Surface Disinfectant stock is now available and comes in a handy 750 mL trigger, 5 L and 20 L drum with dispenser tap.

To learn more about Sundew Surface Disinfectant visit sundewsolutions.com.au

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