Disinfecting Formica® Brand Surfaces

Disinfecting has never been a more important issue than it is today.

cleaning laminate with scrub brush and dish soap

Disinfecting has never been a more important issue than it is today.  The EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) and Health Canada published a disinfectant products list for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Health Canada list is searchable by Drug Identification Number (DIN), the active ingredient, the product name, the company and the product form.

Formica® Brand products have been tested to each of the key active compound categories represented on the EPA Approved List N products using the NEMA 3.4 Spot Test method.  The results were used to provide recommendations on the best disinfectants to use on Formica® Brand products.

For Formica® HPL, DecoMetal® Metal Laminates, and Formica Infiniti® Surfacing, we recommend disinfecting with:

1) Quaternary Ammonium which is the largest group (198 listed) of EPA approved disinfectants.  Examples of Quaternary Ammonium products include: Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes and Lysol®.

2) Alcohols both Ethanol and Isopropanol.  Example:  Purell® Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes

3) Sodium Hypochlorite or Bleach.  Example:  Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes

4) Hydrogen Peroxides.  Example:  Clorox Commercial Solutions® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant

Additionally, Formica Infiniti® surfaces can be disinfected with Phenolic disinfectants . 

Always follow cleaning or disinfectant with a warm water rinse and dry. 

cleaning solid surface with scrub brush and dish soap

For Everform™ Solid Surface we recommend disinfecting with:

1) Isopropanol.  Example:  Purell® Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes

2) Sodium Hypochlorite or Bleach.  Example:  Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes.

We do not recommend the use of Hydrogen Peroxides or Phenolic on solid surfacing. Always follow cleaning or disinfectant with a warm water rinse and dry 

To view the full Health Canada approved disinfectant product list, you can visit their website: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html

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