Allendale, NJ (USA) – Lonza’s Consumer Care Hygiene business is advising
its customers about the use of certain Lonzagard® disinfectant
products that are designed to inactivate Norovirus on cruise ships.
The recent highly publicized outbreaks among cruise ship
passengers of gastro-intestinal illnesses caused by the Norovirus have
brought negative attention to the cruise ship industry. “These
outbreaks have plagued cruise ship passengers for more than a decade,
and certain Lonza offerings are tailored to help break the chain of
contamination by providing disinfectants in multiple, easy-to-use
options,” said Ray Fahmy, North America Business Director, Lonza
Consumer Care, Hygiene.
Multiple robust formulations and delivery options are available.
The Lonzagard® RCS™ family of products are dilutable spray
disinfectants with five-minute contact times. The Lonzagard® DC-103
product is a ready-to-use liquid with a ten-minute contact time. The
Lonzagard® Disinfectant Wipes and Wipes Plus2™ are wipes with multiple
substrate options and have a ten-minute contact time.
These Lonzagard® disinfectant products are EPA registered, offering
cost effective, easy-to-use solutions and delivery methods to combat
outbreaks. Lonza’s line of disinfectant products enable cruise ship
companies to quickly and effectively clean and disinfect all areas of a
ship, including guest rooms, dining areas, bathrooms and other
quarters. Lonza provides these technologies to our many partners
directly servicing the cruise ship industry. Our partners include key
suppliers of surface hygiene products to end users.