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BS EN 1276: Proof of bactericidal efficacy

BS EN 1276 is the European standard for the bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants. In order to pass this standard, products must prove a bacteria kill rate of 99.999% within 5 minutes. 

Clover Chemicals Ltd offer nine disinfectants and sanitisers (see right), which have been tested to this rigorous standard. Testing was carried out by an independent laboratory.


BS EN 13704: Proof of sporicidal efficacy

To ensure that a product is effective against Clostridium Difficile spores, check that it complies to BS EN 13704 (European standard for the sporicidal activity of chemical disinfectants). 


BS EN 1040 (2005)

Effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
Antiseptic to EN 1040 (2005). Kills bacteria to European Standard.


BS EN 13697 (2015)

Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics Quantitative non-porous surface test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas.



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