Tested by independent laboratories across the country, Zylast™ is truly a revolution in hand hygiene. After testing the product, researchers at Pace University concluded, "No comparable product is capable of providing the degree of the long term protection exhibited by the Zylast® hand sanitizers."
Zylast technology was shown to kill more than 99.99% of 25 different, FDA-specified germs within 15 seconds, including:
*Technical Information Bulletin, 3M, Avagard D Hand Sanitizer
**Time-Kill Testing, BioScience Laboratories, 9/12/2012
- Staph. aureus
- E. coli
- H. influenzae
- S. marcescens
- Acinetobacter baumanii
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Staph. Epidermis
- E. faecium
"Recent tests show that more than 99.99 percent of disease-causing germs were destroyed within 15 seconds, making Zylast the most effective antimicrobial on the market"
– Senior Living Topics
Most soaps and sanitizers only work for 15 seconds – after that, hands can immediately become recontaminated. All Zylast products offer persistence for 6 hours.
Other products claim persistence, or multiple hours of protection. But as the testing shows, the active ingredients in Zylast have been shown to be far superior to any other product on the market!
Norovirus is a dangerous germ that causes the "stomach flu." It is very dangerous, especially when many people are in close quarters, like schools, nursing homes, airplanes, military barracks, or cruise ships. Alcohol is of very little use – in fact, it's even less effective than just rinsing hands with plain water! This is why a recent study showed that nursing homes that use alcohol sanitizers are 6 times more likely to have a Norovirus outbreak than those that rely on handwashing alone. Zylast has been shown to be more than 100 times more effective than alcohol alone, killing 99.97% of Norovirus on contact!
Reducing Illness in Schools
Products with persistence have been demonstrated to reduce illness-related absenteeism in schools, by as much as 42%. Alcohol sanitizers have had various results, from no effect to a 19% reduction. Persistent sanitizers, like Zylast™, are more than twice as effective as alcohol products at keeping children healthy. Since Zylast™ is water-based and non-flammable, it also doesn’t have the same concerns about abuse and flammability as other products in schools.