EPA accepts two-minute kill claim for germicidal wipes

March 1, 2007
Tests prove wipes kill four additional microorganisms.

PDI, the Healthcare Division of Nice-Pak Products, Inc., has received EPA acceptance to reduce the overall contact time on its Super Sani-Cloth Germicidal Disposable Wipe from five to two minutes.

In addition to killing 18 microorganisms including MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Salmonella, the wipes now kill Rotavirus, Human Coronavirus, ESBL-producing E. coli and Burkholderia cepacia.

"Super Sani-Cloth wipes save healthcare workers precious time by disinfecting and deodorizing all in one product," says Jean Fleming, RN, MPM, CIC-Clinical Director of Infection Prevention and Education at PDI. The latex-free wipes have a diamond-embossed texture, making them thick, heavy and strong enough to remove bacteria from surfaces without tearing.

"The pre-moistened, quaternary/alcohol-based wipes are suitable for a variety of hard, non-porous surfaces," continues Fleming, "including carts, counters, exam tables, computer keyboards, patient monitoring and sensitive diagnostic equipment."

Super Sani-Cloth contains 55 percent alcohol and kills TB and RSV in one minute; HBV, HCV, HIV-1, MRSA and VRE in two minutes and has been tested
effective against a total of 22 microorganisms.

Available in large (6 in x 6.75 in) and extra large (8 in x 14 in) wipe sizes, Super Sani-Cloth comes in 160-count and 65-count canisters with deep-well lids. The large 50-count packets and extra-large individual packets conveniently fit into the Sani-Bracket, a special wall and mobile equipment mounting system. Super Sani-Cloth is part of the Sani-Surface family.