Queensland-based services company SILIX has brought a cutting edge COVID-19 killing surface sanitiser to the state.
SILIX CEO Gerard Murtagh has secured in-demand supplies of the TGA-approved liquid sanitiser Zoono Z-71 Microbe Shield, which is proven to kill >99.99% of bacteria and viruses* including feline coronavirus (the globally recognised surrogate for COVID-19).
Mr Murtagh said Zoono Z-71 was unlike any other disinfectant because it bonded to any surface, creating a microbial shield that killed germs for up to 30 days.
“Many companies offer chemical cleaning but this is the only disinfectant treatment that is non-toxic and prevents germ cross-contamination. It makes work environments safe for up to 30 days,” he said.
“It’s water-based with a special microbial additive so, after being sprayed on, Zoono Z-71 creates a protective layer which can’t be wiped off with normal cleaning.”
Research shows coronaviruses can remain infectious for up to five days on metal, glass, paper and ceramic and nine days on plastic.[i] The COVID-19 virus can survive 24 hours on cardboard and 72 hours on stainless steel or plastic surfaces.[ii]
“Zoono bursts and kills the virus cells, so they can’t keep infecting people,” Mr Murtagh explained. “It prevents cross-contamination.”
Global demand for Zoono’s antimicrobial products has exploded since the COVID-19 outbreak and the Auckland-based manufacturer has been forced to limit new orders.
“Hospitals, aged care and medical centres around the world are jumping on Zoono because it’s effective and environmentally friendly,” Mr Murtagh said.
“It’s also food safe, so perfect for retailers, offices, schools, playgrounds and public transport.”
*Tests were conducted by Microbiological Solutions Limited under the European Standard 14476, which specifies minimum requirements for chemical disinfectant and antiseptic products.