INTERNATIONAL / UK
Kreussler Textile Care is launching the disinfecting solvent additive Cinta Sept to combat bacteria, yeasts and enveloped viruses such as the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its mutants during dry cleaning.
Cinta Sept can easily be added to leading solvents in distillation cleaning machines such as SOLVONK4, perchlorethylene, hydrocarbons, Intensive® and SENSENE ™. It has been shown to have limited virucidal activity, meaning that it will disable enveloped viruses such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and its mutants when used properly.
By adding Cinta Sept, according to Kreussler, textiles can be freed from coated viruses, bacteria and yeasts quickly and gently in order to protect fibers and colors. Cinta Sept is reported as a biocide in the UK as well as Germany and other countries, Kreussler said. It is dermatest certified as "excellent".
The product has an extraordinary history of development, said a Kreussler spokesman. "As there are no standards or specifications in the area of disinfecting solvents so far, three of the leading solution providers – Kreussler Textile Care, BÜFA and SEITZ – have decided to jointly develop an additive with antimicrobial effectiveness that is supported by industry associations and machine manufacturers.
The effectiveness has been proven in various tests by an independent test institute according to several DIN standards. Based on the final formulation, each company has developed its own product. "