As schools, offices and businesses reopen their doors, it’s hard to believe that over six months have passed since Covid-19 arrived on European shores. Fears around the impact of the virus have transformed public attitudes towards hygiene and sanitisation, with many organisations scrambling to properly equip their premises for the new normal. With this in mind, the expert team at Antios have put together a brief resource on how wipes can be a valuable ally against infection.
If the world’s response to the novel coronavirus has confirmed anything, it’s that cleaning ‘hacks’ simply won’t be enough in our response to it. Our perceptions towards ‘cleaning’ have changed with the highly transmissible nature of the virus – and, whilst cleaning generally removes bacteria from a surface, only solutions with antibacterial qualities are capable of killing it outright.
Wipes and the Reduction of Viral Infection
The impact of Covid-19 shouldn’t be underestimated. However, many examples of early evidence suggest that the virus’ lipid envelope within its biological structure is broken down by most disinfectants with ease. At this point, it is essential to note that public health advice states that soap and hot water are the most effective means of removing coronavirus before it leads to infection, with their chemical qualities effectively prying open its structure and degrading its proteins.
Whilst the combative qualities of soap and water are unrivalled, it is important to note that as we proceed into a new and strange normal, few situations will offer facilities that allow for handwashing with hot water. It is equally important to note that several voices leading research into the fight against Covid-19 have highlighted common household infectants, including anti-bacterial wipes, as key players in our response to the virus.
Our understanding of this pandemic continues to change with each passing week. However, many facts around the fight against bacterial infection have remained unchanged. Antios’ alcohol-based wipes contain 70% isopropyl by volume. This concentrated formula achieves a 99.9% germ kill rate in under a minute, whilst being gentle enough to use regularly on human skin.
Non-alcoholic wipes can also play a crucial role in the slowing and stopping of bacterial spread. Non-alcoholic wipes by Antios contain ammonium compounds and benzalkonium chloride, which are both proven to be highly effective against 99.9 percent of germs when used as directed. Indeed, whilst alcohol-based antibacterial wipes do offer a faster germ kill, their high-alcohol content means that they are flammable and therefore may not be suitable for all environments. Where this is the case, our non-alcoholic wipes offer an effective alternative.
Where do antibacterial wipes offer real benefits where other cleaning solutions don’t? In many cases, wipes over convenience and added protection. Antios wipes are suitable for the cleaning and disinfection of several working and learning environments; including desks, printers, computer screens & keyboards, headsets, books, stationery and more. By introducing and supplying wipes across your business, school or organisation, you can ensure the effective cleaning of hands and hard surfaces whilst facilitating high standards of hygiene across your premises.
At Antios, we recognise that our response to Covid-19 must take place on multiple fronts. Indeed, whilst transforming our attitudes to hygiene is essential, it is equally important that we consider the role of the environment in contributing to, or combating the spread of infection. That’s why we’re proud to offer biodegradable wipes, with an alcohol-free formula that is proven to kill 99.9% of germs. Made from 100% biodegradable plant fibres, their thicker-than-average material makes them durable enough for use on skin and surfaces, including food preparation areas.
How Antios Can Help in the New Normal
At Antios, we’re proud to bring together our experience, expertise and industry-leading antibacterial products in the fight against Covid-19. Hand sanitisation and hygienic processes have never been more important, and we’re here to play our own role in helping your business or organisation enter a new normal which is as risk-free and as safe as possible.
Responding to the novel pandemic doesn’t have to be a daunting and clinical experience. Our European manufacturing site enables us to offer a tailored rebranding service for resellers and guaranteed supply chain security for all our customers. We also offer a full rebranding service, allowing you to present our high-quality, innovative products within your own brand portfolio, helping you to respond to the current situation without losing your own branded message.
Antios are leading suppliers of antibacterial and biodegradable wipe products, offering orders ranging from a single carton of wipes up to multiple pallet-loads. With extensive stock holding facilities, deliveries are completed within an average of 1-3 working days. To enquire about large, bulk-sized deliveries or to discuss how we can help your organisation enter the new normal, get in touch with our expert team today.