VIRKON - Description

Virkon® is a disinfectant possessing broad-spectrum virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal activity. The effectiveness of Virkon® is further enhanced by its excellent detergent properties, so that clean, disease-free surfaces can be achieved. Virkon® is unique in its composition. Its activity is based on a buffered synergized acid peroxygen system containing a high percentage of surfactant. Virkon® can be used on all surfaces and in all situations. Once diluted in a 1% solution, Virkon® is of low toxicity, non-tainting, and non-irritant. Because of its high detergency and mode of action, Virkon® can be used in an exceptional variety of situations for effective cleaning and virucidal disinfection in a single operation. Virkon® can be applied manually or through all types of cleaning and spraying equipment.


Independent studies have demonstrated Virkon™ to be effective against the following five coronaviruses: Canine Coronavirus, Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus and Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus. Also for use in veterinary and human hospitals and healthcare facilities, and food processing plants.


Virkon™ is expected to also inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).


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  • Broad spectrum disinfectant
  • Virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal activity
  • Non-irritant and formulated with biodegradable ingredients
  • Tested at 4°C
  • FORMATS: 50 x 5g tablets, 50g, 500g, 5Kg and 10Kg


Virkon® protection includes parvovirus, calicivirus, herpesvirus, E. coli Salmonella, Campylobacter. Environmentally friendly and capable of intermediate to high levels of disinfection.



VIRKON - Features and benefits

► Broad spectrum of activity

► Effective against even the most resistant, non-enveloped viruses

► Environmentally friendly - formulated with biodegradable ingredients

► Maintains efficacy at low temperatures - successfully tested at 4°C

► Pink colour indicator when mixed - solution turns white when activity is lost (after ~ 7 days)

► Mild lemon scent, easy mixing

► Safe for humans and animals - a 1% solution is considered a non-irritant with no occupational exposure limits

►Approved use areas:

  • Virkon™ powder: industrial, institutional, hospitals, health care facilities,
  • Virkon™ tablets: hospitals, health care facilities, medical instruments

VIRKON - Directions for use

Virkon® is a broad-spectrum disinfectant possessing the broadest virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal activity. Because of its high detergency and mode of action, Virkon® can be used in an exceptional variety of situations for effective cleaning and optimal disinfection.


Recommended use: all areas of the clinic, especially where the risk is high.


Dilution rate:

- 1 tablet per 500 mL of water

- OR 10 g of powder per litre of water for a 1% solution.

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