Cleaning and disinfection protocols are an important aspect of many institutional and industrial operations. This has universally come to the forefront for organizations with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe in 2019.
While the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a focus on cleaning and disinfection as a critical activity to protect people from becoming ill, these activities may have additional objectives for organizations depending on the nature of their business. This includes minimizing the risk of contamination to products or workplace environments in order to meet regulatory or health and safety requirements.
Cleaning and disinfection are especially important in cases where aseptic conditions must be maintained. This is commonly found in healthcare, animal care, pharmaceutical manufacturing and food processing applications. Other applications where cleaning and disinfection plays an important role are in situations where there is environmental contamination from a material such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes COVID-19 disease) or some other contamination from a biological material like human blood at a trauma scene.
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Tyvek® IsoClean® clean-processed and sterile single-use garments are designed for cleanroom and other controlled environment settings.
ProShield® 50 microporous film garments are lightweight and suitable for protection against non-hazardous particles, light liquid splash and aerosols.
ProShield® 60 microporous film garments are lightweight and suitable for protection against non-hazardous particles, light liquid splash and aerosols.
Tyvek® 400 D garments combine the protection, durability and comfort of Tyvek® fabric on the front and the comfort, softness and breathability of DuPont™ ProShield® 10 spunbond-meltblown-spunbond (SMS) fabric on the back.
Tyvek® 600 provides a chemical permeation barrier to low concentration water-based inorganic chemicals.
Tyvek® 800 garments help bridge the gap between our general protection and chemical protection offerings.
Tychem® 2000 provides excellent resistance against biohazards such as blood, body fluid and viral contaminants, and passes ASTM F1670 for blood penetration and ASTM F1671 for viral penetration.
For a more in-depth examination of protective apparel considerations for cleaning & disinfection applications, please download our white paper.
DuPont Personal Protection, RecoveryPRO and BELFOR Group teamed up to conduct a deep cleaning aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship following an outbreak of COVID-19 among its passengers and crew in February 2020. The collaboration among the companies, along with protocol guidance established by global health and safety organizations, resulted in an effective clean and disinfect solution enabling the ship to be deemed safe to sail. Read more about the case study here and watch the video below.