With Covid-19 being declared a pandemic in the region, and globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified cleanliness and hygiene as the most important tools to combat the new coronavirus.
Innovative Technology for Enhanced Hygiene
Disinfectants have a key role to play in ensuring infection prevention and epidemic control. With domestic production in the UAE due to commence at the end of June, Diversey will be able to produce significant volumes of the Oxivir product line annually to help in the fight against coronavirus.
Diversey’s development of Oxivir Plus and Oxivir Excel, is based on the company’s proprietary AHP® (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®) patented technology. Oxivir’s innovative features make it an essential tool to protect public health and in helping to prevent the loss of productivity.
A Key Regional Investment
Gökhan Özdöl - Diversey MEA Vice President Professional, Middle East and Africa - states: “We’re proud to start domestic production of Oxivir disinfectants. It’s a project we’ve been working on since earlier this year. Oxivir is developed with Diversey's patented AHP® technology, which makes it one of the most effective products in our range to combat viruses such as Covid-19. This key investment strengthens Diversey’s position in the region. It means we will now have the capability to manufacture the products we used to import and also export these products to the Middle East, Africa, and beyond.”
Safe and Fast-Acting Disinfection
Oxivir disinfectants are designed to deliver fast-acting, broad spectrum disinfection and effective cleaning performance for enhanced hygiene. To prevent the cross-contamination and spread of pathogens, and to minimize the risk of contamination, high-touch surfaces require more frequent and thorough cleaning. Oxivir neutralizes pathogens in seconds and is safe and easy to use. Solutions are formulated with an active component that is 100% biodegradable and breaks down into oxygen and water. Being a one-step cleaner/disinfectant, using Oxivir also helps to save time.
A Range of Hygiene Products Effective in Every Location
In addition to Oxivir’s enhanced cleaning power - which can kill, prevent and control pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, mould and yeast - Diversey also offer a wide range of alternative solutions. As well as general disinfection, these products deliver specific targeted disinfection for the cleaning of floors, food contact areas, surfaces and equipment; and for laundry and personal hygiene. These enable customers to achieve the highest standards of hygiene in public spaces such as: hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants and shopping malls.
A Global Commitment
In conclusion, Özdöl states: “This new investment in the UAE is evidence of our commitment to support our partners in the global fight against coronavirus and reflects Diversey’s mission to facilitate life. Our products are playing an essential role in ensuring the highest standards of hygiene to protect public health and will continue to do so as the different stages of the pandemic evolve.”