CLEANING ETHANOL F99.9FD
Our fully denatured F99.9FD ethanol is the complete solution for those who require a pure alcohol product but do not have a licence to purchase. This product is a high-quality base solution for premium product application such as a sanitiser base.
This product can be diluted to a concentration of between 60 - 90%
Ethanol is used in a number of cleaning applications. It is frequently used as a surface cleaner, however isopropyl alcohol is also used as an antiseptic. Ethanol is often used in hospitals for surface-cleaning applications, but isopropyl alcohol can also double as antiseptic and is often used in hospitals. Both are most effective at 70 percent concentration and can be used to clean small tools if they are immersed for about 10 minutes.
Applications: High purity spirit required.
Eg. Medical, Pharmaceutical, Solvent, Anti-Bacterial
F99.9FD Cleaning Ethanol FAQ's
Ethanol is used for disinfecting surfaces like wood, plastic and glass. Quick evaporation means that residue is miniscule.
Ethanol is effective for cleaning medical equipment and for santising things like tweezers prior to use, however, it may cause tissue damage due to the senstivity of healing tissue
It is added to cleaning products as a preservative due to its effectiveness against organisms that could pose a danger to individuals
Ethyl alcohol kills bacteria mainly through 2 mechanisms: protein denaturation and dissolving the lipid membrane.
Proteins must interact with water in order to function properly
Lipids easily dissolve in ethanol causing a disruption of the cell membrane.
The optimum concentration for disinfection purposes is between 60%-90% ethanol in water. The typical volume is a 70% solution. In fact it has been found that higher concentrations of alcohol are less effective at killing bacteria. This solution percentage is effective as a surface cleaning fluid and is effective in removing adhesive residue
Ethanol may be used in purely surface-cleaning applications, but isopropyl alcohol can also double as an antiseptic and is often used in hospitals. Both are most effective at 70 percent concentration and can be used to clean small tools if they are immersed for about 10 minutes
During studies neither has been found to be more superior than the other. Both are effective for disinfecting and work similarly. Isopropanol is ore often used due to the legislation surrounding ethanol.
It is not advisable as it is not at a high enough concentration to ensure the destruction of viruses or bacteria.
Rubbing alcohol has a smell that some people do not like, however it is of a higher percentage than vodka and therefore is more effective at cleaning.
Cleaning the stethoscope diaphragm as well as hands with ethanol or isopropyl alcohol leads to a reduction in bacterial growth in culture.
Ethanol is better suited for cleaning surfaces instead of open wounds as it is likely to damage cells along the wound due to its harshness. there is the possibility of damaging the tissue that aids in healing
This is not advised as it can be counterproductive to healing and the only reason that it might be used is in the event of a microbial contaminated wound where soap and water or another preferred cleaning product is not available.
It is used to disinfect the skin before administering a needle. It is used to disinfect the skin of the patient and the healthcare providers.
Ethanol does not inactivate bacterial spores. Spores are still a risk.
Due to the concentration being slightly lower it allows a slower evaporation time, meaning more contact time.