Various tests conducted by independent laboratories have now confirmed that several products made by Sanitized have an effectiveness against viruses on polymer surfaces. Sanitized, which is headquartered in Switzerland, is the leading worldwide producer of the antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and polymers.

Sanitized has confirmed the validation from impartial labs that several Sanitized products are also effective against viruses (in accordance with ISO 21702:2019). The viral efficacy was confirmed in various polymer carriers. Tests were performed using a feline coronavirus with structures and mechanisms similar to SARS-Cov2, according to a press release by the company.

Sanitized additives are the perfect tool for an antiviral and antibacterial treatment of different polymer types which play a central role in healthcare applications, technical applications, mattress protectors, public transportation, food industry or everyday necessities. Before any product’s antiviral properties can be claimed, viral tests must be performed of the treated articles in specialised laboratories. Compliance with local legal regulations is essential here. Sanitized explicitly points out that this is a standard procedure and has composed a preliminary Sanitized Regulatory Guide: Placing antiviral and antimicrobial treated polymers on the market.

Sanitized has been offering antimicrobial additives to enhance the functionality of polymers for plastics for over 80 years. Many of its customers from various industries value its broad product portfolio and high level of service. Especially in the hospital environment, in old people’s homes, public spaces, and transportation, Sanitized material and hygiene protection becomes an important piece of equipment that contributes to comprehensive hygiene management.