About Difficil-S

  • Difficil-S® is a range of supremely effective, broad-spectrum disinfectant cleaners that achieve up to a 5-log reduction (up to 99.999%) in pathogens within 5 minutes.

    Unlike most disinfectant cleaners which commonly use hypochlorite or hypochlorous acid as their active ingredient, Difficil-S® uses chlorine dioxide, which is very different from products like bleach (sodium hypochlorite) or chlorine tablets (hypochlorous acid) both in behaviour and its chemical structure.

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Chlorine dioxide has excellent biocidal properties and has been used in food processing, in oral hygiene and to disinfect drinking water

    • Powerful disinfectant against bacteria and viruses
    • Non-corrosive on metal fittings or mattresses
    • Solution retains efficacy with an in-use life of 14 days
    • Does not generate harmful by-products when cleaning organic spills
    • Can be used on most carpets and fabrics
    • No rinsing required after application
    • Is activated after just 30 seconds
  • What is Chlorine Dioxide (ClO₂)?

    Chlorine dioxide is very different from products like bleach (sodium hypochlorite) or chlorine tablets (hypochlorous acid) both in behaviour and its chemical structure.

    It has excellent biocidal properties and has been used for years and to disinfect drinking water for food processing and in oral hygiene.

    On balance, which would you choose?

Supporting Evidence – Efficacy

Difficil-S® has been independently tested by Hospital Infection Research Laboratory in Birmingham and found to give outstanding efficacy results.

The disinfection of surfaces, achieved quickly and effectively, has never been more important in the clinical environment. With kill times in seconds Difficil-S® is the sporicide of choice for preventative and corrective infection control strategies.

Difficil-S® achieves a pass in the EN13704 sporicide test on Clostridium Difficile spores in 30 seconds.

  • Effective Against

        • Clostridium difficile
        • Norovirus
        • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
        • Listeria
        • MRSA
        • Escherichia coli
        • Mycobacteria
        • Salmonella
        • Poliovirus
        • Adenovirus
  • Compatibility

    Difficil-S® has been extensively tested on a wide range of materials. It is highly compatible with most surfaces including, aluminium, brass, formica, plastic, polypropylene and stainless steel. It can be used on mattresses and is non-corrosive to metal fittings.

    Studies show multiple applications do not have a deleterious impact on fabrics. Double coated fabrics, hardened polymer and metaphosFR were exposed to 200 applications on mattresses and 300 applications on stretcher fabrics with no adverse effects (Dartex Coatings, Nottingham, 2010)