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Oldham firm 'cleans up with alcohol-free products'

30 March 2010

Creative Supply Solutions has spent the past two years developing Klenzar hand sanitiser and Sterizar hard surface cleaner, both of which are being used in England and Ireland

Klenzar anti-bacterial hand sanitiser is manufactured from 100% natural products including Manuka honey and willow bark extract so is kind to skin - yet it is also effective against MRSA, C Diff, EColi plus 99.99% of bacteria.
Because it is 100% alcohol free, it has far wider uses than traditional hand sanitisers and is therefore likely to be attractive to Muslim users. With this in mind, CSS has applied for Halal certification from the Halal Monitoring Committee in Leicester, who will be visiting the manufacturing site to check that premises and processes meet their requirements. Halal approval is anticipated within the next 4 weeks.

Sterizar is an extremely effective cleaning spray for hard surfaces such as counters, floors and worktops, tested to be effective against MRSA, C Diff, E Coli., Salmonella, plus 99.99% of all known bacteria. Yet it is also alcohol free and contains no harsh chemicals or irritants so is skin friendly as well as safe to use in food preparation areas.
Sterizar has been tested to British Standards levels in independent UK laboratories and has been proven to protect for at least 7 days from any cross contamination of treated areas after application. Regular cleaning with other products does not reduce its effectiveness, thanks to its advanced barrier control. Sterizar has been developed to meet the new EC Biocidal Directive due to come into effect in 2012 which focuses on reducing the amount of harsh chemicals used in antibacterial products.

Nigel Oakes, Director of CSS, explains the reason behind the company's success: "We spotted a gap in the market for anti-bacterial products because people's views have changed over the past 10 years. Previously healthcare and sanitisation was only considered in environments such as hospitals - now people are much more health conscious in their homes and workplace."

He continues: "Alcohol is frequently added to hygiene and sanitisation products because of its anti-bacterial properties. However, this isn't ideal: alcohol, will with continual use, dry the surface of the skin and can cause irritation - cracked, dry skin is susceptible to infection and reinfection. In fact, because Klenzar is made from 100% natural ingredients, it nourishes and improves the skin with continued use, so offering the benefit of handcare as well as cleansing.

He continues: "Sterizar wins on two fronts: it has a much longer 'kill' time than other cleaning products so the cost per use is less. It can also be used in many more environments, such as prisons and mental health homes where alcohol based products are prohibited. The irony is that some establishments tend to buy cheaper, less effective products but this can often result in more infectious outbreaks that risk peoples' health. With Sterizar there is complete peace of mind that 99.99% of bacteria are killed outright for at least 7 days."

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