Friday, 14 June 2013

The Case for Non Alcohol Based Hand Rubs and Hand Cream

Hand hygiene products damage the skin by causing denaturation of stratum corneum proteins, changes in intercellular lipids, decreased corneocyte cohesion, and decreased stratum corneum water-binding capacity. 

Among these, the main concern is the depletion of the lipid barrier that may be consequent to contact with lipid-emulsifying detergents and lipid-dissolving alcohols.  Frequent hand-washing leads to progressive depletion of surface lipids with resulting deeper action of detergents into the superficial skin layers. 

Damage to the skin also changes skin flora, resulting in more frequent colonization by staphylococci and Gram-negative bacilli.

Although alcohols are safer than detergents, they can cause dryness and skin irritation. The lipid-dissolving effect of alcohols is inversely related to their concentration, and ethanol tends to be less irritating than n-propanol or isopropanol.
Other antiseptic agents that may cause irritant contact dermatitis, in order of decreasing frequency, include chlorhexidine, chloroxylenol, triclosan, and alcohol-based products. 

Skin that is damaged by repeated exposure to detergents may be more susceptible to irritation by all types of hand antisepsis formulations, including alcohol-based preparations.

So what are the alternatives?

                        Ebiox Esense Antimicrobial Hand Sanitising Foam Rub.
                        Ebiox Esense Antimicrobial Hand Cream.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Ebiox Reaches Distribution Agreement With Citrocel

Ebiox is very excited to announce the Distribution Agreement with a Dutch company, Citrocel. They have developed and patented an ecologically friendly and completely natural antiseptic towel. The impregnating solution is already distributed by Ebiox as Natural Esense Hand Rub and the towel is made from bamboo cellulose which has many interesting qualities.

     Ebiox Antiseptic Bamboo Towels
         “The Natural Choice”.

     A 100% Natural Product from Sustainable Sources
          Bamboo Cellulose Towel
          Citrox Antiseptic Solution

     Bamboo Cellulose Towel
          100% environment friendly.
          Ecological Sustainable.
          Biodegradable within 3 months.
          Bamboo fiber takes 60% more moisture than cotton.
          Bamboo, the fast growing grass, grows ± 60 cm per day.
          Bamboo naturally eliminates 70% of all bacteria and molds     
          (because of the structure of the fiber). 
          Bamboo is almost odourless.
          Bamboo-cellulose is eco-friendly.
          Highly absorbent, soft and comfortable to use.
          Very soft, skin friendly and perfect for people with allergies.

     Citrox Antiseptic Solution
          A patented combination of small & large flavanoids molecules.
          Anti Bacterial, Viral and Fungal.
          100% natural composition.
          Non Toxic.
          Environmentally friendly.

     Product Presentation.
          Single Antiseptic Bamboo Towel.
          Folded and rolled.
          Packed in a recycled material packaging.
          Towel size 24 x 25cm.

     Main Areas of Use.
          Antiseptic Hand Towels.
          Antiseptic Body Wash Towels.

     Can also be utilised as a surface cleaning and disinfection wipes.
     Each individual towel pack can be warmed.

    Recommended Areas of Use.

          Health Clinics
          Family Physicians
          Nursing Homes
          Child Daycare Centre's
          Dental Surgeries
          Community Carer’s
          Veterinary Practices
          Fitness clubs
          Educational Establishments
          Shopping Malls
          Catering business
          Personal use
          Takeaway Food Chains
          Airplanes and Airports
          Public Transport System’s
          Public washrooms
          Play Areas
          Sports Stadiums
          Public Arena’s
          Exhibition Centre’s