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‘Multi-million pound opportunity’ for ‘breakthrough’ sanitising solution

Published 26th October, 2021 by Neil Nixon

From left, John Donnelly, Dave Williams and Kevin Parr.
From left, John Donnelly, Dave Williams and Kevin Parr.

A new alternative antiviral sanitising solution that is free from alcohol and chemicals is being launched by a Telford hygiene specialist. Room Shield has signed a joint venture agreement with a North Staffordshire manufacturer to bring its HOCL (hypochlorous acid) products to the commercial marketplace. The company has invested over £250,000 into developing its new eco-friendly range using a similar formula and technology that has been used in hospitals for more than 30 years and is effective for cleaning and disinfecting skin and surfaces.

Product development has focused on increasing the traditional formula shelf life of 4-8 hours to more than 12 months and this is set to open up a multi-million pound opportunity, according to the company.

“COVID-19 has brought hand sanitising clearly into focus and with it, unfortunately, has been a rise in dermatological issues caused by some of the alcohol and sensitising chemicals commonly used in these products,” said Kevin Parr, who set up the business with fellow shareholders John Donnelly and Dave Williams. “HOCL is a water-based hypochlorous disinfectant formula that kills 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses and can be used in all environments, including bars, food preparation areas, restaurants, gyms, hotels, transport, schools, and workplaces.”

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