SoChlor Technology Explained
PUBLISHEDJune 21, 2022
Last updated on:April 19, 2023 at 11:57am
Learn how SoChlor technology is one of the most effective and versatile antimicrobials for human health on the market today.
Used around the world, SoChlor is one of the most effective and versatile antimicrobial technologies for disinfection on the market today. It plays a central role in protecting human health everyday across sectors by ensuring high efficacy, versatility, and ease of application to kill pathogens and break the chain of infection.
Pathogens are organisms that are capable of infecting a host, resulting in the emergence of disease.
From high level disinfection for infection prevention and control in healthcare to a broad range of hygiene applications in agriculture, catering, hospitality, commercial and home use. SoChlor is trusted by professionals and users around the world to achieve a high level of antimicrobial action to protect human health. SoChlor is a technology available in a range of tablet sizes, enabling its use across a wide range of applications.
At the heart of SoChlor technology is the chlorine-based compound hypochlorous acid, which provides up to 100 times greater antimicrobial performance than common household bleach. Whilst being safer and easier to use, hypochlorous acid is delivered by the inert precursor, NaDCC. SoChlor achieves higher performance and greater benefits over other products to deliver proven, reliable, and trusted performance.
Key benefits include high antimicrobial performance, smart tablet format, intelligent delivery, inspired by nature and versatile applications across multiple sectors.
High antimicrobial performance: SoChlor technology is effective at killing a wide range of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, spores, and fungi, particularly pathogens of high concerns such as mycobacteria, non-enveloped viruses and spore forming bacteria, and can be used for high level disinfection in hospitals, helping to break the chain of infection interceding at the early stages of transmission. This helps to prevent infections which may lead to the emergence of dangerous diseases, which in certain cases can prove fatal if untreated.
In turn, this helps to prevent the emergence of outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics. SoChlor’s Antimicrobial effectiveness is thanks to the ability of hypochlorous acid which, unlike other anti-microbials, is able to pass through the pathogen cell membrane, thereby entering the cell.
Cells are designed to protect themselves from the external environment, but not from within. Therefore, as an oxidising agent, once within the cell, hypochlorous acid is able to more effectively cause cell death. This enables hypochlorous acid to act as a high-level disinfectant when used as directed.
Smart delivery: SoChlor technology provides smart delivery in two key ways. 1: tablet format doesn’t contain water, minimising the need for packaging, transportation and storage space, thus reducing carbon footprint compared to water based products. When the NaDCC in SoChlor detects the presence of pathogens, it releases more hypochlorous acid.
How does it achieve this? Thanks to the reversible reaction of NaDCC with water, it creates an equilibrium, which means that firstly, only a portion of the total available hypochlorous acid is delivered at any given time, and secondly, more hypochlorous acid is delivered if it comes into contact with pathogens.
Safe and naturally occurring active: SoChlor’s biomimetic, taking inspiration from nature in action, developed from millions of years of evolution. This is because the hypochlorous acid produced by NaDCC is similar in some respects to the immune response of the human body, which also releases hypochlorous acid at the site of infection to combat invading pathogens.
Given its prevalence in nature, hypochlorous acid has been described as nature’s own powerful non-toxic disinfectant.
Versatile use and applications across sectors. SoChlor is one of the most versatile antimicrobial products for disinfection on the market today to protect human health.
Catering and food: Disinfection of food preparation surfaces, vegetable and salad washing.
Domestic and commercial cleaning: WC’s, drains, sinks, dishcloths, and mops. Decontamination in clinical and laboratory settings. Stainless steel instruments and laboratory discard jars.
Disinfection of baby and infant equipment, infant bottles, and teats.
Agriculture: Disinfection of drinking water, disinfection of animal housing, floors and pens, bedding surfaces and walkways, equipment, footwear, baths and vehicles.
Healthcare: General disinfection outbreak disinfection, decontamination, biohazard spill, disinfection, decontamination, daily clean deep clean, terminal clean and isolation clean.
Always refer to the safety data sheet and instructions for use before use of SoChlor. For more information or support, please visit www.gvhealth.com.
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