Telford-based company launches ‘revolutionary’ alcohol-free disinfection solution
Room Shield has signed a joint venture agreement with a North Staffordshire manufacturer to bring its HOCL (hypochlorous acid) products to the commercial market.
The Halesfield-based company has invested more than Â£ 250,000 in the development of its new eco-friendly range using a similar formula and technology that has been used in hospitals for over 30 years and has proven to be the most effective application. faster to clean and disinfect your skin and surfaces.
Product development has focused on increasing the shelf life of the traditional formula from four to eight hours to over 12 months and this is expected to open up a multi-million pound opportunity, with Sunseeker luxury yachts, Euro Car Parts and RAC all. register to use it.
âCovid-19 has clearly placed a focus on hand sanitizing and unfortunately there has been an increase in skin problems caused by alcohol and sensitizing chemicals commonly used in these products,â said Kevin Parr, who created the company. with other shareholders John Donnelly and Dave Williams.
“HOCL is a water-based hypochlorine 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 , gymnasiums, hotels, transport, schools and workplaces.
“What we have done successfully is become the first company in the UK to find a way to offer a product line that is fully accessible to the general public, and this unique position in the market is something we plan on. to capitalize with our distribution partners over the next 12 months.
“Halal certified and tested for biocidal activity to the highest UK standards, our Surface Shield product line includes sprays, wipes, trigger sprays, Trigger Shield guns that are easy to carry and can be used in devices. Airmosphere room protection. “
Room Shield has upgraded the production capacities of its manufacturing partner in North Staffordshire to meet the expected surge in demand, with 40 new jobs expected to be created as deployment accelerates.
The domestic market is just the start for the company and the management team is currently in talks with several distributors to help make the product global.
This has already seen Advanced Hygienics, Anixter, Busters Group, Pestfix and Sanitimes agree to act on behalf of the company, with the production plan in place if manufacturing lines are to be installed overseas.
Serial entrepreneur John Donnelly added, âIt is difficult to explain how much of a breakthrough this is, and it has only been possible with the technical knowledge and expertise of our partner at. manufacturing.
âBy increasing the shelf life of our HOCL formula, we have made it accessible to everyone and there is currently no safer and more effective disinfection solution. It will protect you against bacteria and viruses and most importantly will help prevent skin problems that can arise from using too much hand sanitizer that contains alcohol or sensitizing chemicals.
Martin Dodd, Head of Support Services at Sunseeker International Limited, added: âBy reviewing our offering of Antiviral Disinfection and Disinfection, we concluded that the Surface Shield HOCL line offers the safest and most effective formula for us. help deliver the highest standards of protocol in all aspects of our business.
âIt is important to note that the products have played a key role in providing our customers with the best and safest possible experience at the Southampton International Boat Show. “
In addition to its HOCL products, Room Shield also produces a range of other cleaning products as part of its Complete Shield line.