Sani-Scrub Mild Abrasive Cleanser 18fl. oz.(532ml)
Mild Abrasive Cleanser for Glass, Porcelain, Ceramics, Crome, Stainless Steel & Fiberglass.
Sani-Scrub® 3-in-1 Surface Care
REMOVES buildup of hard water minerals, rust, dirt, grime & stains without scratching or dulling the surface of glass, porcelain, ceramics, stainless steel, chrome, laminates, marble & granite.
SHIELDS all surfaces against the adhesion & buildup of inorganic soil stains, rust, lime scale & hard water minerals for easier removal.
PROTECTS surfaces with an antimicrobial-fortified invisible water, soil & stain repellent barrier coating on which bacteria, mold & mildew will not grow.
THE NEED FOR NEW ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CLEANING & PROTECTION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
In our fast-paced, much-traveled society, the spread of germs (i.e., disease-producing microorganisms) is rampant and periodically reaches epidemic proportions. Cruise ships have been forced to turn around and hospitalize their infected passengers, hotels & schools have temporarily closed until completely sanitized and many restaurants & catering operations have never fully recovered from the bacteria, virus or fungi visited on their facilities and unknowingly transmitted to and by employees and customers alike.
Health Departments have responded with a series of detailed Prevention Guidelines that cover a broad range of general recommendations for hotels, restaurants and public buildings, and an array of basic clean-up/sanitization protocols that include cleaning & surveillance procedures as well as the treatment and handling of contaminated materials (including emesis and feces removal). With such guidelines and the hundreds if not thousands of EPA- registered or FDA-approved sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilants available, why the ongoing spread of Escherichia Coli (E-coli), Staphylococcus Aureus, multiple forms of Salmonella, Herpes Simplex, Norovirus and many other germs involved in hand-to-hand, hand-to-surface and surface-to-hand & body contact on a daily basis?
The Failure of Traditional Antimicrobials and Ordinary Cleaners
Hotels, stores, offices, schools, restaurants, airports, rail stations, cruise lines, buses, trains, airplanes and the broad range of public buildings (wherever people congregate and whatever they touch) simply cannot or do not effectively combat the spectrum and level of germ-contamination with the assortment of traditional antimicrobials that are available today. Traditional antimicrobials include ordinary bleach, peroxide, alcohols and a plethora of quaternary ammonium compounds. Such traditional antimicrobials designated by the EPA as pesticides and described as sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilants differ only by the degree (from 95% to 99.9%), to which they kill specific or multiple microorganisms on inanimate surfaces.
Traditional antimicrobials have well-established efficacy against common bacteria, virus and fungi. Likewise, ordinary soaps, solvents and detergents will effectively clean surfaces of everyday soil. It remains, however, that both traditional antimicrobials and ordinary cleaners are only one-time kill or one-time clean compositions that (a) provide no long-term protection against contamination, re-contamination and re-soiling and (b) are frequently so incompatible with each other that the products used for daily cleaning also remove whatever antimicrobial benefits that may have remained on a surface.
Hospitals, clinics and nursing homes are prime examples of the failure of one-time antimicrobials and one-time cleaners. As a class, these institutions are totally committed to germ-free environments, and typically purchase more sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilants than any other group. Yet the existence and spread of germs in their facilities continue more or less unabated.
For the most part, hospital operating wings (and the instruments, equipment and the clothing of operating room personnel used therein) are continuously sterilized. Elsewhere, however, although the facilitys housekeeping unit regularly cleans patient rooms and common areas, they generally do so using un-sterilized housekeeping carts, mops, cleaning cloths, uniforms, etc. Also, on patient floors, un-sterilized television & telephone controls, computer keyboards and a range of other equipment (such as blood pressure monitors, blood service carriers, furniture and food service carts & trays) are frequently transferred from room to room and from public areas to rooms without restriction; enabling the rapid transfer of germs from one room and one patient or visitor to another.
Multi-Surface Sanitizers that Clean Surfaces of Everyday Spills, Splatters & Germs and Simultaneously Provide Barriers to Protect Surfaces Against the Adhesion & Buildup of Re-Soiling and the Attachment & Growth of Re-Contamination by Germs It has been conclusively demonstrated that water & soil repellent surfaces dramatically reduce the formation, adhesion and buildup of insoluble soil. It has also been proven by independent laboratory tests that water & soil repellent surfaces will not allow common bacteria, virus and fungi to attach and grow.
By taking these facts a major step further and inventively combining proven, high-performance cleaners with uniquely compatible barrier coating components, we offer: Sani-Shield® and Sani-Scrub® - Multi-Surface Sanitizers that Clean & Shield Surfaces in 1-Step
SANI-SHIELD® is a ready-to-use, dual-action spray & wipe product. It easily sanitizes everyday spills, splatters and surface-contact microorganisms and simultaneously imparts an invisible, multifunctional barrier coating on which (a) germs will not attach and grow and (b) and which dramatically reduces the formation, adhesion and buildup of insoluble soap scum, hard water film, minerals and foodstuff.
And for those unprotected surfaces on which insoluble soap scum, lime scale, mineral deposits and foodstuff is already present, there is the all new, patent-pending SANI-SCRUB® that safely and effectively removes such buildup and also simultaneously leaves an invisible, multifunctional barrier coating to protect surfaces against the attachment and growth of everyday germs and the formation, adhesion and buildup of everyday soil. The study reported on 7/14/00 confirmed the improved efficacy (kill rate) against Escherichia coli of Sani-Shield (Formula A) compared to untreated glass (control) and silicone-treated glass. The study reported on 8/21/2000 confirmed the further improved efficacy against E-coli of Sani-Shield (Formula B) compared to untreated glass and silicone-treated glass. The study reported on 9/18/2000 confirmed the still further improved efficacy against E-coli of Sani-Shield (Formula C) compared to untreated glass and silicone treated glass. The study reported on 6/26/03 confirmed the significant efficacy of Sani-Shield (Formula D) to remove (spray & wipe) Escherichia coli, Staphylococus aureus and Salmonella typhimurium from contaminated ceramic tile and plastic laminate surfaces. The study reported on 11/14/03 confirmed the dramatically improved efficacy of Sani-Shield (Formula D) to both clean glass, ceramic tile and plastic laminate surfaces of Bacillus subtilis, E-coli, Staphylococus and Salmonella and shield the cleaned surfaces against recontamination at 12-hour intervals for a period up to 72 hours without significant loss of shielding efficacy. The study reported on 2/16/05 confirmed the rather amazing efficacy of Sani-Shield (Formula E) to simultaneously clean, shield and sanitize glass, unglazed (surface-porous) ceramic tile and plastic laminates against E-coli and Salmonella choleraesuis, including the surprising laboratory notation that Sani-Shields shielding efficacy was so complete that Colony Forming Units (CFUs) were difficult to spread on the surface before losing viability. Tests are currently underway to assess the clean, shield and sanitizing efficacy of Sani-Shield (Formula E) on glass, glazed ceramic tiles, plastic laminates and stainless steel against Salmonella choleraesuis, Escherichia coli, Aureobasidium pullalans (bathroom mold), Herpes I and Feline Calicivirus as the surrogate for Norovirus.
The Need for Self-Renewing Surface Protection
By the very nature of everyday soil and microbial contamination, there can be no such thing as permanent soil and germ-free surfaces. Effective surface care must be ongoing! Even DuPonts world-famous Teflon® coatings do not prevent soiling, they just make cookware, tools and equipments infinitely easier to clean. But, unlike Teflon which is non-renewable the novel dual-action Sani-Shield and Sani-Scrub products are specifically formulated to provide automatic self-renewing anti-stick and anti-microbial properties EVERY TIME they are used to clean everyday spills, splatters and hand-contact germs.
The Sani-Shield and Sani-Scrub high-performance Dual-Action (Clean & Shield) technologies are effective on glass, porcelain, ceramic, plastic, laminated, polished or painted metals, marble, granite and most other hard surfaces. The protective barrier coatings simultaneously formed and bonded to the surface are unaffected by washing with any soap, solvent or detergent that will not otherwise etch or damage untreated versions of the same surface. However, like the surfaces themselves, the invisible, ultra-thin (nano-film) Sani-Shield and Sani-Scrub protective barrier coatings are gradually diminished by mechanical abrasion
For example, anti-soil buildup and anti-microbial protection are simultaneously provided without extra cost or effort when Sani-Shield or Sani-Scrub are used to clean everyday surfaces in restrooms (sinks, counters, toilets, faucets, partitions, towel dispensers, trash bins and door knobs) restaurants, stores and lobbies (tables, plastic & leather seating, plastic & metal decorations, counters, door handles, escalator hand rails and telephones) hotel rooms & cruise line cabins (bathrooms, closets & chests, desks & tables, TVs & computer stations, remote controls & telephones) or in airplanes, buses, taxis and trains (seats, arm rests, trays, overhead storage units and toilets) and wherever people congregate & whatever they touch.
Time & Cost Effective Surface Care Also Prevents Surface Destruction & the Need for Replacement. The alternative to effective surface care is a surface damaging vicious cycle that results from scraping and scrubbing microbial contamination and insoluble soil with harsh antimicrobials and cleansers to remove the buildup. The stronger the cleaning action, the more it opens the microscopic pores of the surface. The more open and vulnerable the pores, the deeper the new soil penetrates and the greater its adhesion and build-up - and the stronger the cleaning action required to remove the soil - with greater and greater destruction of the surface. Although microscopic at first, this cycle of scraping and scrubbing with powerful surface-active cleaners, cleansers and traditional antimicrobials ultimately leads to surfaces that are visibly rough, exhibit the loss of color and clarity, and become even more prone to soiling. Surface Preservation and Preventive Cleaning The world's leading manufacturers of glass, porcelain sinks & tubs, ceramic tile, plumbing fixtures and other kitchen & bath surfacing materials have confirmed that the only way to reduce the adhesion and build-up of water insoluble soil is to make surfaces more water and soil repellent - in effect to shield surfaces against the ravages of water, everyday spills & splatters and microbial contamination. This advanced surface care dual-action, clean & shield products are remarkably cost effective and literally cut in half the time required for surface cleaning and microbial care the old-fashioned way (i.e., using a separate array of cleaners and a separate assortment of antimicrobials at separate times). Moreover, Sani-Shield and Sani-Scrub are safe to use; being non-toxic and compliant with The Federal Hazardous Substances Act and Consumer Product Safety Commission 16 CFR 1500 Guidelines. They provide ongoing, long-term, low-cost and time-saving anti-soil and anti-microbial protection all the while keeping surfaces sparkling, like new. The Antimicrobial Litmus Test Like the invisible barrier coating provided by the dual-action Sani-Shield, traditional antimicrobials are generally invisible following application. Unlike Sani-Shield, however, without swab tests (and culturing the microorganism pick-up with an extensive, time-consuming laboratory process) there is no ready way to determine whether traditional antimicrobials have (a) sanitized the surface or (b) even if sanitized, whether the 1-time kill was effective (and that any microorganisms found by swabbing was not the result of recontamination). By important contrast, the patent-pending dual-action Sani-Shield and Sani-Scrub technologies clean everyday spills, splatters and microorganisms and simultaneously shield surfaces with invisible water, soil & stain repellent barrier coatings that are self-renewing and which dramatically reduce the adhesion and buildup of surface re-soiling and re-contamination. Thus, it is easy to verify the antimicrobial protection provided by Sani-Shield and Sani-Scrub simply spray the surface with water. If water beads (does not film), the surface was treated and is actively repellent!