Azowipettes are designed to disinfect hard surfaces and other objects, they are not intended to be used to clear spills, as this will reduce their effectiveness. 70% Isopropyl alcohol is effective against a wide range of both gram-positive and gram-negative vegetative bacteria.
Azowipette cartons should be stored at room temperature. In temperate climates the shelf life of sealed AZOWIPES is almost indefinite. Once opened the actual life will depend upon individual storage conditions. When not in use keep the plastic lid closed.
After all the wipes in a canister have been .. used, any small amount of residual liquid can be flushed to waste with water. The canister and lid can then be recovered and recycled according to current legislation. Dissolves in water; lost within a day by evaporation and dissolution. Readily biodegradable, oxidises rapidly by photochemical reactions in air. Does not bio-accumulate. Can pose a significant risk of oxygen depletion in aquatic systems if discharged in large volumes.
However no environmental hazard is anticipated with the small volumes associated with this product, provided that the product is handled and disposed of with due care and attention. This product is not classified as a dangerous Environmental hazards under EC criteria 0870 870 80 85
TESTED AGAINST ORGANISMS
A series of tests have been carried out on this product with regard to how effective it is against various organisms. Each test organism inoculated into a Triptone Soya Broth and incubated overnight at 300C ñ 1 "C.
A Large metal surface similar to hospital surfaces divided into 5cm squares, disinfected using alcohol and allowed to air dry. Each overnight broth of test organisms were diluted 1:1 00 in MRD to represent clean conditions and MRDBA to represent dirty surface conditions.
One of the squares was wiped with a test-alcohol wipe, left for one minute then swabbed with cotton tipped swabs over the full surface of the square. Each Swab was then cultivated and the colonies were then counted and the number of colony forming units (cfu) per swab calculated.
The results showed that the wipes were effective against the following:-
Presumptive Faecal Streptococci
Presumptive Bacillus Careus
Presumptive Clostridium Perfringens
Presumptive Entero Bacteriaecae
These are a nominal 22G, dry laid cellulose fibre (Viscose Rayon), bonded with an alcohol resistant binder (Styrene Butadiene Co-polymer). This perforated roll of Non-woven material is impregnated with Isopropyl Alcohol solution. These are presented in a re-sealable Polythene container with a removable polypropylene cap sealed with a tamper-proof plastic shrink collar to exclude tampering with the sealed contents and to prevent evaporation of the solution. The perforated wipes are 200mm x 220mm for easy single wipe dispensing and are packed in approximately 200 per container. The liquid is 70% V / V solution is of Isopropyl Alcohol BP (Propan-2-OL) in de-mineralised water with either a 0.14% W / V addition of Nipagen M or 1% of 2.4 Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and 0.075% of 2 Bromo-2-Nitro-1.3 Propanediol.
- Tissue Size = 13cm x 18.5cm
- The leading brand in disinfectant wipes
- Saturated with 70% solution of Isopropyl
- Alcohol BP. Effective against MRSA, E-Coli