Scotmas Hand Gel - Deciphering the Detail
As Hand Gel has charged up the shopping list for most people, so the number of questions we have received about the product has exploded at a similar rate. We cannot answer every question without creating a post that goes on forever, but this post will answer the most popular questions that we have received.
For technical information on our Hand Gel, please visit the product page here.
The crucial one first! Is your Hand Gel effective against the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19?
We do not have specific test data which analyses the effectiveness of our Hand Gelagainst the SARS-COV2 virus. This is because the virus is so new, that samples have not been able to be safely isolated in test laboratories for disinfectant testing. It is highly unlikely that any Hand Gel manufacturer will have this evidence, as this is such a new virus.
Outwith the body, the Coronavirus is of a type that is actually very easy to destroy for most biocides. Our Hand Gel contains an ingredient called DDAC, which is a well known and accepted biocide/antiseptic that is effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi in line with two European standards - EN1276 and EN1640 - Quantitative suspension test for bactericidal and fungal activity, showing a 99.99% log reduction. The log reduction achieved by a decontamination process is a measure of how thoroughly the process reduces the concentration of a contaminant.
Put differently, our Hand Gel should be no less efficient than other products on the market for this purpose
Does your Gel have alcohol in it?
Our Gel contains a trace quantity of alcohol which is present as a byproduct from other chemical ingredients. We do not rely on this to act as a biocide. The biocidal active used in our product is DDAC (Didecyldimethylammonium chloride) which is authorised by the European Chemicals Agency for use in human health, hand hygiene applications.