FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of Aseptrol® S10 - Tab in H1N1 sanitization operations in institutional and industrial facilities, such as, schools, hospitals, government buildings, retail and restaurants, and recreational facilities. Aseptrol S10 - Tab is based on Chlorine dioxide (CIO2) release technology.
"Aseptrol S10 - Tab delivers a broad spectrum disinfectant as stated in the EPA label and kills a large number of pathogens, such as H1N1 virus, Avian Influenza A (H3N2), Influenza A, and HIV, on contact surfaces," said Gary Dee, Business Director, Home and Personal Care, Care Chemicals North America at BASF. "The tablet is stable when dry and is packed in foil pouches, saving energy and reducing overall logistics costs."
High efficiency CIO2 is formed in the pores of the tablet when immersed in water. As the tablet dissolves, this powerful oxidizer disperses into the bulk solution. Using the Aseptrol S10 - Tab is as easy as Drop, Spray and Wipe: Drop the tablet in a spray bottle containing water, spray it evenly on a non-porous surface and wipe the surface until dry. Treated surfaces must remain wet for 10 minutes (or 30 minutes for Foot and Mouth Disease Virus). The solution does not leave a residue.
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BASF's Care Chemicals division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive range of products for nutrition, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents & cleaners, and industrial & chemical applications. As a result of focused research and development, we are a preferred partner of our customers worldwide.
The products offered by BASF Care Chemicals include vitamins, carotenoids, organic acids, active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients, aroma chemicals and cosmetic ingredients, chelating agents, surfactants, biocides, waxes and wax emulsions as well as metal surface treatment products.
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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $17.5 billion in 2008. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.com/usa.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than euro 62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
Aseptrol S10 - Tab is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation.
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