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Len-Tex Recommended Disinfectants

December 2, 2020

Len-Tex has been working for months on testing various institutional disinfectants and cleaners on our wallcovering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to delivering meaningful results to our customers, who will need to comply with emerging cleaning protocols and product standards.

Our research has been seeking any possible changes, such as yellowing or ink discoloration, that may occur as a result of repeated application of disinfectants or cleaners through various methods, including contact testing and electrostatic spraying. We are pleased to report that we have had very positive results, with no observable changes in our wallcoverings across the board with these disinfectants and application methods.

We can confidently recommend Hydrolyte® by PCT Corp and Nixall by Seriously Clean, as effective disinfectants that do not have any negative effects on the appearance of our wallcovering products. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus. Hydrolyte® and Nixall kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 virus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus and Rhinovirus type 16 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html for additional information. The EPA has listed both disinfectants on their ‘List-N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19)’, and can be identified with the first 2 sets of numbers from their EPA Registration numbers: 92108-1 (HydrolyteÒ) and 92108-1-88098 (Nixall), and will show up as the ‘Excelyte Vet’ parent product.

Our testing was executed using an electrostatic sprayer, which has been increasing in popularity for its ability to cover a large area quickly, minimize disinfectant waste, and effectively apply disinfectants to hard-to-reach-areas such as wall corners or wall surfaces out of reach. We repeated the application 50 times. Next, a two week development period was implemented to allow any long term changes to arise, which did not occur. Further information about our testing protocol can be found on our website.

If you have any questions about these products, or are interested in obtaining some, please reach out to our Sustainability Coordinator, Aine Hardaker at aineh@lentexcorp.com.