Sanitisers and disinfectants have, needless to say, become a crucial part of our everyday lives, wherever we may be – the office, at home or the travel in between. And as is the case with indispensable products, the more their importance surges, so do the uncertainties and doubts surrounding the better choice.

With disinfectants a major topic of discussion has been their alcohol content. The high alcohol levels are meant to kill any potential germs or viruses. However, it must be noted that the attack that the alcohol launches merely results in the disablement of the outer membrane of the pathogen, and not in its complete destruction. This means that alcohol-based sanitisers or disinfectants leave room for the
pathogen to regenerate
 – and, with increased strength at that. Germs and viruses of any kind, as we have learnt yet again in the past year, if surviving tend to get transmitted excessively, and rapidly.

Alcohol-based disinfectants do not prevent pathogen’s spreading

In larger buildings, the use of common areas such as canteens, toilets and general recreational areas, results in many people touching the same surfaces, so it is a big risk to use a disinfectant that does not destroy the pathogen. if you do, you are putting your staff’s health and safety at risk.

So should you choose alcohol-free?

Alcohol-based disinfectants, due to their chemical and bleach content, tend to have corrosive elements that over time deteriorate a material’s quality. And with the increasing awareness towards disinfection, due to covid19, any infrastructure’s exposure to these chemicals is only going to degrade over time. You only have to look at the effect that alcohol-based sanitisers have on our hands – making them dry, itchy and peeling. Your skin is being corroded!

Unfortunately, this still does not make alcohol-free disinfectants or alcohol-free sanitisers much of an obvious or better choice. They may be kinder to our machines, instruments and ourselves; but their capacity to kill or even disable a virus is still lower than that of a hand sanitiser or a disinfectant with even a little amount of alcohol content.

This is precisely what makes the DuoMax disinfectant and sanitiser manufacturing technology, ground-breaking. It does not merely damage the outer protein membrane of the pathogen, but in fact penetrates it so as to directly attack the DNA and RNA of the pathogen. Such an attack ensures that the pathogen cannot become immune to the DuoMax formula, and thereby cannot regenerate. When it loses its ability to regenerate, it loses its very ability to survive at all – leaving all surfaces genuinely clean and disinfected.

The destruction of the bacteria, carried out by DuoMax disinfectant, makes it efficient at killing 99.9999% of bacteria and germs, as opposed to the 99.99% offered by most alcohol-based disinfectants and sanitisers – a difference that has a significant effect when viewed in terms of the number of bacteria left behind, as proven when viewing the log reduction grades. DuoMax disinfectant achieves a log reduction grade of Log, meaning it achieves 99.9999% success, while being 100% alcohol and bleach-free, making it a gentler choice for people and places.

So, a disinfectant or sanitiser needs to destroy any potential virus, be environment friendly, non-corrosive and kind towards skin and surfaces. This rules out alcohol or bleach based disinfectants.

With the unique DuoMax formula, you destroy any viruses, it’s kind to surfaces, and kind to your skin.

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