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Canberra Disinfectants Effective Against Coronavirus

01-31-2020

Husky & JAWS Professional Disinfectants Effective Against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Although most of the 2019-nCoV infections have been associated with travel from Wuhan, China, some cases now appear to be spreading person-to-person with close contact.

 

The list of disinfectant products below meets the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy. Each disinfectant is listed by name, the EPA registration number and the corresponding non-enveloped virus(es): 

 

Husky 319 Everyday Non-Acid E/N/A Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #6836-152) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 319 Everyday Non-Acid E/N/A Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus.  

 

Husky 805 Neutral Disinfectant 128 (EPA Registration #47371-130) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 805 Neutral Disinfectant 128 can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus type 7. 

 

Husky 806 Neutral Disinfectant 256 (EPA Registration #47371-129) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 806 Neutral Disinfectant 256 can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus type 7. 

 

Husky 814 Q/T Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #1839-83) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 814 Q/T Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus. 

 

Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant (EPA Registration #6836-348) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Enterovirus D68 or Norovirus. 

 

Husky 892 Arena Plus Disinfectant (EPA Registration #6863-365) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Husky 892 Arena Plus Disinfectant can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus.  

 

JAWS 9080 Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #47371-129) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, JAWS 9080 Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Adenovirus type 7. 

 

 

Refer to the CDC website for additional information. 

 


 

UPDATE: As of February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially named the disease causing the 2019 novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. 

 


Update: Corona Virus in United States

01-24-2020

 

As of January 23, the first case of the 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States was confirmed in the state of Washington. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC,) the patient was in Wuhan, China, where 2019-nCOV originated in December. An additional patient in Texas who also recently returned from Wuhan, is being treated for a suspected case of the virus as of Friday, January 24. 

The coronavirus is in the same family as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS.) Coronaviruses get their name from “crown-like” (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope. Since the outbreak initially struck China, it has infected more than 300 people (in China, Thailand, South Korea & Japan) and killed six. 

Patients confirmed with 2019-nCoV have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illnesses with symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. 

According to the CDC, investigations are ongoing and health officials are monitoring the virus. There currently isn’t a vaccine to prevent infection. The most effective form of prevention is to avoid exposure and take everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water (if no soap is available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer)
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth
  • Contact your healthcare provider if believe you may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV
  • Avoid all nonessential travel to China, specifically Wuhan
  • Disinfect shared surfaces, frequently touched objects & common areas 
  • Utilize a disinfectant with effective kill claims (dwell time is crucial) 

The Husky line from Canberra currently offers six products that are effective against SARS. 

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UPDATE: 

As of January 30, 2020, there have been six reported cases of coronavirus in the United States. The first person-to-person transmission of the virus was reported Thursday, January 30 in Illinois. Procautions being taken across the United States include airports screening passengers for signs of sickness and airlines suspending some routes to China. 

Global Biorisk Advisory Council (a division of ISSA) is presenting Prepare, Respond, Recover: A Special Webinar on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on Wednesday, February 5 for members and non-members. Register here

Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and news.

Map of the world. Digital image. CDC. 30 January 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Canberra Corporation Announces New Hire

01-07-2020

  

Canberra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets, announced the hiring of Cristin Reno to the role of regulatory compliance associate. 

Reno joins the Canberra team with experience as an undergraduate research assistant and as a leader on chemical engineering councils. 

A recent University of Toledo graduate, Reno received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemical engineering and minors in chemistry and business administration. 

 


Canberra Celebrates 10 Years of Safer Choice

08-23-2019

Canberra Corporation is a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets and has been a Safer Choice Partner since 2009. 

Safer Choice (previously known as Design for the Environment), is a program that recognizes companies for promoting the protection of human health and the environment through safer chemistry.

All chemicals in a Safer Choice-labeled product are evaluated through the EPA's rigorous scientific process and only the safest ingredients are allowed. Partners of Safer Choice are also required to undergo annual reviews, including on-site audits, to verify product ingredients and ensure compliance with all program requirements.

“We’re committed to informed substitution, transparency, proactive chemical management, sustainable chemistry and innovation in our operations and across all of our owned brand professional and household products…offering Safer Choice Certified products supports this,” said Kelly Okdie, Senior Director of Product Quality, Compliance and Development, Canberra Corporation. 

Canberra Corporation currently has 25 products that meet the Safer Choice standard. A complete listing of Canberra’s Safer Choice products may be found here.  

For more information about Safer Choice products, please contact your local Canberra sales support team.


Odor Neutralizer Added to JAWS Professional Line

05-02-2019

 

Canberra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets, is excited to introduce Ultra Mist Air & Fabric Odor Neutralizer to the JAWS Professional and Private Brand offering.

The JAWS Professional Ultra Mist bottle is designed to be refilled and reused each time you need a new bottle of Odor Neutralizer, making this one of the most sustainable options on the market.

“We are able to eliminate single-use aerosols by offering the reusable JAWS Ultra Mist bottle and three advanced, concentrated refill formulas. Consumers will be pleasantly surprised to know that this formula addresses the root cause of the odor with bio-based formulation at a better price point than single use aerosols,” said Felicia Yacko, Product Manager, Canberra Corporation.

Unlike standard aerosols, Ultra Mist delivers a fine mist without any propellant or wasted product.

“When we looked at odor management products on the market today, we realized most come in single-use, steel can delivery systems and the formulas only mask the odors with heavy perfumes,” said Yacko.

Ultra Mist Air & Fabric Odor Neutralizer is available in three bio-based, environmentally preferred fragrances. (Spring Rain, Cucumber Basil and Citrus Lavender) Bio-based zinc ions bind to unwanted odors to eliminate the root cause, leaving behind zero residue. Ultra Mist is designed to be sprayed wherever odors are present- both in the air and on fabrics. Areas of use include offices, pet care centers, exercise facilities, lobbies and waiting rooms and waste treatment facilities.

“The mission of JAWS Professional is to look at single-use packaging in a more sustainable way. We’re able to offer a better formula and remove the cost of single-use delivery systems. Ultra Mist falls perfectly in line with our objectives and it smells incredible!”

For more information, please contact your local Canberra Sales Support Team.

Available for Private Brand.


Measles Outbreak Across United States

02-08-2019

Measles were declared eliminated 20 years ago as a public health threat in the United States, but has since re-emerged.

Outbreaks of the respiratory virus have been confirmed in nearly a dozen states across the country so far this year and have been directly correlated with unvaccinated travelers in and out of the U.S.

From the same virus family as mumps (Paramyxoviridae,) measles are highly contagious and a disease found only in humans.

According to the CDC, measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat, followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Spread through sneezing and coughing, the virus can live in the air for up two hours. 

Although the CDC recommends the MMR vaccine to best prevent the disease, proper disinfection and hand washing can help contain the spreading of the virus.

Both Husky 891 Arena Disinfectant and Husky 814 Q/T Tuberculocidal Spray Disinfectant Cleaner can be effective on hard surfaces against the enveloped Paramyxovirus virus.


Canberra Corporation Launches Two New Disinfectants

01-22-2019

Canberra Corporation, a leading manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional and industrial markets, is excited to introduce two new disinfectants to the Husky line and Private Brand offering.

Husky 892 Arena Plus Disinfectant and Husky 824 Quick Care Disinfectant incorporate the latest in disinfection technology and effectively eradicate bacteria, viruses and fungi from a variety of surfaces.

“When we stepped out of our offices and listened to people using standard disinfectants, we found that not only were very few people using them properly, they didn’t have 10 minutes to wait for the disinfectant to do it’s job,” said Chase Yacko, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Canberra Corporation.

Unlike other disinfectants in the market with 10-minute kill claims, Arena Plus kills bacteria and virus’ in 5 minutes, including Norovirus. This neutral pH formula cleans and disinfects in one-step. Arena Plus is approved for many surfaces such as tile, finished hardwood and rubber floors in a variety of environments including: hospitals, long term care facilities, hotels and schools.

Husky 824 Quick Care is a four-in-one disinfectant that cleans, disinfects, sanitizes and deodorizes. With 50 different kill claims, Quick Care is effective at killing Influenza Type A in 60 seconds and sanitizes hard surfaces in 15 seconds. Along with its ability to air dry, Quick Care is one of few products on the market today that is registered to sanitize soft, porous surfaces.

“Bacteria and viruses can live on soft surfaces for weeks. People tend to forget about the soft surfaces too. Like the chair in a waiting room or the recliner at a movie theater,” said Yacko.

Both Husky Arena Plus and Husky Quick Care are concentrated formulas packaged in an easy-to-use, squeeze and pour bottle. This design promotes proper dilution while keeping costs low to ensure every day, economical use.

“We wanted to deliver a solution that met the needs of the average user, said Yacko. “At Canberra, we’re always looking for the next innovation for the market. This is just the next step in delivering on that promise.”

For more information and to take advantage of the introductory special pricing, please contact your local Canberra Sales Support team.

Husky 824 & 892 are available for Private Brand.


October 15 Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

10-15-2018

Started in 2008 by the Global Handwashing Partnership, Global Handwashing Day is celebrated each year on October 15.

Global Handwashing Day raises awareness of the importance of handwashing and encourages action to promote and sustain handwashing habits, especially with children.

Recent studies done by the Center for Disease Control have shown that proper hand washing can prevent one in three diarrhea related sicknesses and one in five respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.

Not only does this day highlight the importance of washing hands, but the importance proper hand washing. A recent study done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that American’s don’t wash their hands correctly 97% of the time.

Handwashing is a simpliest (and easiest!) way to ensure overall health.

For more information on this globally recognized day, click here.

 


Dallas Bound- ISSA 2018!

10-05-2018

The countdown to ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2018 is under way! Canberra is looking forward to attending ISSA to connect with customers, partners and industry experts.

Taking place from October 29-November 1 in Dallas, Texas, ISSA offers attendees a first glance at the latest and greatest innovations in the cleaning industry.  Our team is excited not only about the networking opportunities ISSA presents, but the chance to display Canberra’s products, services and commitment to the chemical industry.Our exhibit will feature our Check Mate Electrostatic Cleaning System, new Quick Kill Disinfectants and preview of products coming soon.

Please visit us at Booth #4255 to learn what we’re planning for 2019.  We hope to see you there!


Canberra Corp. Names Roger McFadden Vice President of Innovation and Sustainability

03-15-2018

 

TOLEDO, OH.—March 15, 2018-- Canberra Corporation (http://www.canberracorp.com) announced that it has named Roger McFadden Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation effective May 1. In his newly created role, McFadden will work with chemical producers and the Canberra Research and Development, Sales, and Leadership teams to create innovative, high performance products that are safe and sustainable for consumers, brands and retailers.

 

“We are delighted to welcome Roger McFadden whose unique experience, strong scientific expertise and profound passion and knowledge of green chemistry and environmental sustainability will further enable Canberra to pursue its long-standing investment in cutting-edge chemistry and further develop its commitment to sustainable innovation,” said Bruce Yacko, CEO at Canberra Corporation. “Roger’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge make him a key addition to the Canberra leadership team. A growing demand for safe and more sustainable cleaning products led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our ethos of innovation and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Roger’s caliber to fulfill this role. I’m confident that Roger will play a key role in applying his knowledge and experience to help innovate and offer high performance products and solutions to our clients.”

 

Roger previously served as Vice President and Senior Scientist at Staples. He has held product development, sustainability and innovation leadership positions at Coastwide Laboratories, Dynamic Research and Atlas Chemical. In addition, he was Chief Science Officer at Corporate Express. Roger is a sustainability and green chemistry professional with more than 25 years of industry experience innovating and formulating a broad portfolio of consumer and professional cleaning products for brands and retailers.

“I’m excited to join Canberra in this new role,” said McFadden. “I look forward to working with suppliers and the excellent R&D, Sales and Leadership teams to create new and exciting products for consumers and help our business customers meet their performance, sustainability and safer chemicals objectives. I believe the future belongs to cleaning product formulator companies that integrate sustainable chemistry into their product design and select chemical ingredients that are designed using green chemistry principles.”   

About Canberra Corporation

For more than 53 years, Canberra Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of custom cleaning chemicals for the commercial, institutional, and industrial markets. It is our corporate mission to be the highest quality and value-driven custom manufacturer of cleaning products.  Canberra is the partner of choice to the cleaning industry offering a comprehensive array of services and liquid cleaning products from everyday to highly specialized cleaning products and innovative dispensing systems. 

Contact: Todd Schimmoeller | Canberra Corporation | todd.schimmoeller@canberracorp.com | 419-841-6616

 


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