Antibacterial hand wash
23 January 2013
Occupational skin care company Deb Group has announced the launch of OxyBAC, which it claims is the safest and most effective antibacterial hand wash for use in any food handling, general workplace, public facility or
Greater emphasis on germ-kill performance has led to the introduction of stronger biocides and more has been learned about the impact that the biocidal agents used in antibacterial soaps have on hand hygiene, human health and the environment.
OxyBAC combines Deb Foam Technology with Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) to create a non-ionic surfactant based richcream foam that addresses the concerns surrounding existing biocidal actives. Dr John Hines, R&D director at Deb, explains: "The active power of OxyBAC is hydrogen peroxide which, unlike all other biocidal actives, has the unique benefit of simply breaking down into water and oxygen after use with no environmental or human toxicological impact. Also, when AHP comes into contact with germs it releases free-radicals which act non-specifically on multiple cell targets to kill germs in such a manner that prevents antibacterial resistance." OxyBAC is available in a perfumefree format, which has been tested to be non-tainting to food, as well as a pleasantly perfumed format using allergen-free 'mountain mist' fragrance.