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Oxivir Tb COVID19 Label Claim

Diversey Australia and New Zealand are proud to announce Oxivir® Tb (Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) based formulation) is now approved with the label claim “Kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus) in 1 minute”. This new claim is in addition to the current comprehensive list of virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal claims under ARTG 164850 for Oxivir Tb Wipes, standard, large, refill wipes and ARTG 165058 for Oxivir Tb Ready to Use (RTU) Liquid.

“As a global leader in the cleaning and hygiene industry Diversey Australia is working tirelessly to supply our valued customers with products which assist to limit the spread of COVID-19. I would like to extend my gratitude to our ANZ Technical team who have gained TGA approvals to add this additional claim against COVID-19. This claim brings greater confidence to the various sectors we service including Healthcare, Hospitality, BSC and Retail.” Said Wayne Hill, Managing Director, Diversey ANZ. 

On 8th April 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that they are not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment)1.

During COVID-19 the Australian Dept of Health suggests: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces with detergent and disinfectant wipe/solution2.

The selection of the right disinfectant is critical. Oxivir Tb is low odour, sustainable, biodegradable yet a powerful alternative to bleach and quat based disinfectants. AHP has dual safety and efficacy profiles and should be considered for surface disinfection on high touch areas during the COVID-19 epidemic. The active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, breaks down to water and oxygen. Oxivir Tb is patient friendly and safe for staff, while being gentle on most surfaces.

“Our new label claim allows healthcare staff to increase speed and effectiveness with this powerful one-step disinfectant cleaner.Oxivir Tb kills in one minute a broad spectrum of pathogens including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Oxivir Tb Wipes stay wet on the surface for the required label contact time. This ensures disinfection while streamlining the cleaning and disinfection process which is critical during this COVID-19 pandemic.” Commented David Purnell, Healthcare Sector Lead Australia.

Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors.


For more information on Oxivir Tb contact:
Diversey Australia
Healthcare Sector Lead: David Purnell
Phone: 0411 075 732 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
29 Chifley Street, Smithfield NSW 2164 AUSTRALIA
Diversey New Zealand
Healthcare Sector Lead: Hazel Wright
Phone: 064 21 853 161 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
24 Bancroft Cres, Glendene, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
diversey.com

Oxivir Tb Wipe Order Codes
5283530 (12 x 160 regular wipes), 100959102 (4 x 160 large wipes), 100959104 (4 x 160 large wipes Refill)
Oxivir Tb RTU Order Code
5242201 (12 x 946ml)

References: 1. https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses 2. https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/environmental-cleaning-and-disinfection-principles-for-covid-19.pdf