Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger FAQ’s

The formulation used in the mini fogger product has been independently tested in order to measure its antiviral performance (efficacy). The two test methods used were the International Standards termed EN 14476 and EN 16777. The viruses used by the laboratory in testing are specified by these Standards to represent a wide group of medically important viruses (it’s not possible to test everything). A product passing these tests can be considered to possess broad spectrum antiviral properties. Importantly, the Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger exceeded the PASS thresholds of the tests (i.e., reduced the virus number by more than 99.99%) so it can legitimately claim excellent, broad spectrum antiviral efficacy. Within the range of viruses that are captured by the results of this test are the Coronaviruses, hence the ‘Kills Coronavirus’ claim. In addition to testing against the test viruses described here, the mini fogger product has been tested against a virus called Feline Coronavirus – a member of the actual Coronavirus group of viruses. Results were excellent, i.e., in excess of 99.99% of this virus killed on contact with the mini fogger.
Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger has been independently tested against a broad range of disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens) in order to demonstrate and measure its performance as a disinfectant product. For example, the product has been shown to rapidly kill in excess of 99.999% of the bacteria Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus hirae. In addition, the mini fogger has been shown to be highly effective against (that is, it kills in excess of 99.99%) the following fungi, Candida albicans, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Aspergillus brasiliensis.
The mini fogger product operates on a 60-minute basis. Please refer to can label Directions for Use. Once activated the can should be left for at least 30 minutes to allow discharge of contents into the area/room to be treated. After use, allow another 30 minutes for the area to be replenished with ‘fresh’ air before re-entering. To encourage the replacement of treated air with fresh air, it is recommended that windows etc., are opened and air flow through the decontaminated area is facilitated.
Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger has an excellent record of use on a wide variety of manufactured and natural materials. Mirius has not received adverse reports of the product damaging fabrics, textiles or carpets. However, we always advise users exercise caution by avoiding use of the product if there is an element of doubt concerning compatibility by the user. Other products in the Hycolin Antiviral Range lend themselves to treatment of fabrics etc., as alternatives to the fogger.
Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger has an excellent record of use on a wide variety of manufactured and natural materials. Mirius has not received adverse reports of the product damaging materials commonly found on the inside of vehicles.
No. The purpose of any disinfectant is to kill harmful microorganisms that are contaminating hygiene-critical surfaces. The action of aerosol disinfectants is rapid but short-lived. Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger has been measured to work quickly and effectively but it will not offer a continuous, or residual effect on a treated surface.
Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger should not be used in the presence of people or the operative. Once positioned and activated in the area for treatment, this area is to be sealed and vacated. On return to the treated room (after at least 30 minutes) to facilitate replacement of the treated air, the operative is recommended to wear appropriate FFP3 respiratory PPE.
Yes, Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger contains alcohol as a necessary ingredient for aerosol formation to allow the product to disperse after can activation.
Yes. A copy of the SDS, along with a Product Information Sheet for Hycolin Antiviral Mini Fogger is available from the Mirius website.