Lanxess India aids Maharashtra government by donating 1 tonne of its surface disinfectant
Lanxess India had recently donated 100 Kgs of the disinfectant to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for use in civil hospitals and other establishments.
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess donated its highly effective Rely+On Virkon disinfectant to the Maharashtra government to help reduce cross-contamination of Covid-19 in civic hospitals and other establishments across the state. The product is being delivered in two tranches of 500 kgs each to the Government of Maharashtra relief co-ordination center at the Haffkine Institute in Mumbai.
Lanxess India had recently donated 100 Kgs of the disinfectant to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for use in civil hospitals and other establishments. The company globally is also donating ten metric tonnes of the disinfectant to hospitals, authorities and public institutions in 13 countries around the world.
Rely+On Virkon inactivates coronavirus quickly
With regard to the current global Coronavirus situation, independent tests have proven that Rely+On Virkon quickly inactivates a closely related surrogate of the currently spreading coronavirus strain. From these tests, it can be concluded that Rely+On Virkon would also be effective against SARS-CoV-2 which is causing the current Covid-19 epidemic.
The independent test results indicated that Rely+On Virkon achieved inactivation of the coronavirus strain at a 1:100 dilution rate with 10-minute contact time. This corresponds to test conditions required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and proves the performance and suitability of Rely+On Virkon for practical use.
Rely+On Virkon is diluted for application and sprayed on hard surfaces and equipment. It can, therefore, help to reduce the risk of cross-contamination from surfaces, door handles, tables or chairs during disinfection measures at public transport terminals, airports, hospitals, clinics, shopping malls, etc.
Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Lanxess India commented, “We feel energised to have been able to contribute significantly in the fight against Covid-19 by utilising our product expertise. We have been able to quickly align our production and logistics capacities to arrange for Rely+On Virkon for the purpose of this contribution. We are committed to working closely with government authorities and establishments in fighting the spread of this disease.”