25 Jun 2015
Lonza Offers Disinfectants to Combat Norovirus on Cruise Ships

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.

The 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.

Multiple 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.

These 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.