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Eco vapour-phase technology for sanitary and PPE disposal units

A UK-developed antiviral and antibacterial PPE and sanitary waste bin liner has become the first of its kind to be launched worldwide, says its creator, Genesis Biosciences.

Biosan ActivLiner is ‘a triple action product’ for the containment, disinfection, and deodorisation of PPE and feminine hygiene waste which the global bioscience company created at the height of the pandemic at its Cardiff laboratories. The Biosan range already includes delivery systems including biodegradable cards, powders, granules, and sheets, and the Biosan Total-Release Sanitiser.

The company said: “Sanitary waste can contain between 1 million and 10 million harmful bacteria per gram when placed in a bin. When using ineffective treatments, bacteria levels can rapidly increase to infectious levels of over 100 million per gram in just days. This bacteria level creates severe malodour, and can pose a health risk to washroom users and service personnel.”

Biosan products are based on ‘a unique blend of volatile plant extracts that remain active throughout the bin, controlling microorganisms, and suppressing odours at the source, by implementing patented, natural vapour technology’.  Genesis Biosciences general manager. Dr. Emma Saunders (pictured), said: “Unlike other antimicrobial liners based on silver ion technology – which work only via direct contact – the active biocidal vapours produced permeate the surface of waste without contact, eradicating pathogens and preventing odours developing at source.”

The immediate fragrance action ‘creates a pleasant aroma’ in the waste unit and surrounding room. The natural antimicrobial vapours then permeate the whole unit and remain effective even when the waste unit is full. Effective treatment from one liner lasts up to four weeks, ‘up to 30% longer than most available products’. The dry system releases the natural germicide in a controlled manner. The Biosan ActivLiner is manufactured in accordance with recognised international ISO standards, and complies with EU Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012.

 

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