by Brianna Crandall — May 27, 2019 — Of note to FMs and environmental services professionals at health-care facilities and other facilities with a serious need to decontaminate surfaces, Spartan Chemical Company, a US-based provider of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional (I&I) market worldwide, recently announced the availability of Profect Healthcare Disinfecting Wipes.
Spartan pointed out the growing use of wipes, citing figures that the I&I wipes market segment is nearing $2 billion in annual sales, with the highest growth rate of any category in this industry at 4.3% CAGR. Much of this growth is largely fueled by health-care applications, which represent 30 percent of sales, notes the company.
Spartan also reminded that health-care facilities are constantly battling costs associated with HAIs (health-care-associated infections). In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 5% of all hospital admissions result in a health-care-associated infection, culminating in approximately 722,000 infections and $28–33 billion in costs.
Proper cleaning and disinfection are key in preventing the spread of HAIs. Spartan lists three important components of a cleaning and disinfecting program:
- Clean/disinfect high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
- Ensure sufficient dwell time and broad-range efficacy.
- Eliminate cross contamination between high-touch surfaces during cleaning process.
John Swigart, president, Spartan Chemical Company, stated:
Hard-surface wipes are an important part of the infection prevention process in health-care facilities because they significantly reduce the chance for cross-contamination. Our Profect wipes kill 25 of the most common pathogens in one minute, making them especially effective for environmental services staff.
Profect Healthcare Disinfecting Wipes provide bactericidal, tuberculocidal, fungicidal and viricidal efficacy for critical care areas in health-care facilities. The convenient yet effective wipe provides maximum cleaning with minimum effort and is proven to kill 99.99% of common bacteria in 60 seconds. The disposable wipe cleans, disinfects and deodorizes hard non-porous surfaces where control of cross-contamination is required.
Read the product’s Safety Data Sheet to ensure safe use.
Profect Healthcare Disinfecting Wipes are available now through Spartan’s select distributor network, which spans five continents. Spartan’s products and services are used in building service contractor, education, food-service and processing, health-care, industrial, lodging/hospitality, and vehicle-care markets.