Allendale, NJ (USA), 25 June 2015 – 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.
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.
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.
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.