Birmingham chemist creates alcohol-free face mask sanitising spray

13th of August 2020
Birmingham chemist creates alcohol-free face mask sanitising spray

A face mask sanitiser spray developed in Birmingham has been proven to conform to European Efficacy Standards for disinfection.

Birmingham-based chemist Keith Hilton created the Salicin Face Mask Sanitiser while developing other products for the NHS some years ago. The portable spray is designed to provide the mask-wearer with an extra layer of protection.

With masks becoming standard wear by medical professionals and by members of the public during the coronavirus pandemic, Hilton's sanitiser has been resurrected and tested for efficacy at the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory in Birmingham.

"It has been proven that face masks can reduce the chances of contracting coronavirus," said Lynne Dolan of Salicin. "As lockdown rules are reviewed, this face mask sanitiser gives both the wearer and those around them an added layer of protection against virus transmission."

After lightly spraying a mask with the face mask sanitiser, the water in the solution evaporates leaving behind a molecularly-thin synthetic protein layer. This invisible layer firmly attaches itself to the mask and when the virus lands on the surface, it sticks to the protein and is deactivated. No virus particles or synthetic proteins are inhaled by the wearer in the process.

The Salicin Face Mask Sanitiser can be purchased as part of the company's Back To Work Kit which also includes an alcohol-free hand sanitiser, a phone cleaning kit, two masks and two pairs of latex gloves.

All Salicin products may be bought through the company's skincare website.



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