The range of F10 Avian Disinfectants
are based on the core actives of the F10 range, and are proven effective
against all known types of pathogen and specifically
those bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores that affect birds. This
includes circovirus (PBFD), avian influenza, Aspergillus, French moult viruses, chlamydia, E. Coli and more. At appropriate concentrations (1:20) the F10CL can be also be used for the environmental control of the protozoal oocysts of cryptosporidium, coccidia and
At working dilutions they are non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-tainting and non-irritating, and are also chlorine- and aldehyde-free, so are safe to use around birds.
There are three products in the range, detailed below.
A concentrated disinfectant, which achieves a broad spectrum kill of micro-organisms which are
to avian species.
It is an excellent product for achieving a high level of biosecurity effectively and safely as it poses no hazard to yourself and is completely safe to use in presence of animals when used at recommended concentrations.
Available in 1 litre bottles.
Ready-to-use, diluted F10CL Avian Disinfectant, pre-diluted to a 1:50 concentration.
It offers the same broad spectrum kill of potentially harmful micro-organisms as the F10CL, and with the same level of safety.
Available in a 1 litre bottle with a trigger spray or as a 1 litre refill.
The same broad spectrum of kill as F10CL Avian Disinfectant but with added detergent to provide a ‘one-step’ product for light duty cleaning and disinfection in routine hygiene applications.
Available in 1 litre bottles
Note - The products should be used on surfaces which are already 'clean', but need disinfecting - i.e. remove any visible dirt from the surface before use. For a ‘one-step’ product for light duty cleaning, where a detergent is needed, use CLXD Avian Disinfectant Cleanser.
Safe and effective cleansing whilst reducing the microbial load.
Cleaning and disinfection of: floors; walls; tiles; cages; food and drink bowls; tables and basins
These dilution rates mean that F10 is one of the most cost-effective disinfectant ranges on the market.
Note that the Ready to Use is diluted at 1:50 - therefore if a stronger solution (i.e. 1:25) is required it would be necessary to create a solution by diluting F10CL.
* - the solution should be left to air dry to ensure maximum contact time, so the CL should be used, rather than the CLXD (as in most situations the latter should be rinsed off)
* 1:50 is recommended for efficiency against most pathogens. If more resistant viruses are known to be present, use at 1:25 (40ml/litre).
For the environmental
control of the protozoal oocysts of cryptosporidium, coccidia and
giardia use at 1:20 (50ml in 1 litre). The Ready to Use is pre-diluted at 1:50, so is not suitable when 1:25 or 1:20 is required. For general disinfection use at 1:100 (10ml/litre).
* 1:50 is recommended for efficiency against most pathogens. If more resistant viruses are known to be present, use at 1:25 (40ml/litre). For general disinfection use at 1:100 (10ml/litre).
The same disinfecting properties as F10CL, but in a more concentrated form (1 litre of SC is the equivalent of 5 litres of CL)
F10CLXD in a more concentrated form (1 litre of SCXD is the equivalent of 5 litres of CLXD)
Biodegradable, single-use wipes impregnated with F10SC for instant clean up and disinfection
Whichever you are more comfortable using, the resulting disinfection performance will be the same. Ready to Use has the convenience of being pre-diluted, so can be used immediately and is at a recommended dilution. Buying the concentrated CL, and diluting it yourself, is more cost effective, and in some instances a different dilution rate may be required - the Ready to Use is the equivalent of F10CL diluted at 1:50 - so having the concentrate gives greater flexibility.
F10CLXD is a disinfectant cleanser, and the added detergent means you can clean and disinfect in a single step. F10CL is just a disinfectant.
F10CLXD helps by removing the organic matter allowing the disinfectant to act against the pathogens with less interference.
F10CL works better on clean surfaces, but has the advantage that it can be left to air dry without leaving a soapy residue.
There are therefore situations where F10CLXD or F10CL may be more appropriate than the other for the task you are undertaking. More information is available in the adjacent video.
We are happy to help, and advise on the use of these products and how they can fit with your hygiene regime. Please contact us for any information.
The F10 product range is developed and manufactured by Health and Hygiene in South Africa.
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