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.


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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