AHP® General Materials Compatibility
All chemistries have their unique challenges. No disinfectant is compatible with 100% of all materials. Additionally, incompatibility of a disinfectant with a given substrate is rarely an immediate issue, but rather something that is apparent over time. The extensive testing that has been conducted using AHP, in house by Virox, through our partners and distributors and externally by medical device and equipment manufacturers, has found that AHP is compatible with most commonly used materials. In general, AHP shows excellent compatibility with all hard, non-porous surfaces such as stainless steel, laminate, porcelain, ceramics, high & low density plastics, acrylics, resins and silicon rubber, etc.
The chart below provides a list of general materials.
Please note, these ratings are for guidance purposes only, as the quality of some materials can vary by manufacturer.
|ABS Plastic (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene)||Excellent|
|Acrylic (Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA))||Excellent to Fair|
|Alumina (Aluminum Oxide)||Excellent|
|Aluminum (Powder Coated)||Excellent to Fair|
|C1010 Mild Steel||Good|
|Carbon Graphite||Severe effect|
|Carbon Steel||Severe effect|
|Cast Iron||Do Not Use|
|Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)||Excellent|
|Copper||Fair to Severe effect|
|Epoxy (polyepoxide plastics)||Excellent|
|Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)||Excellent|
|Ethylene propylene rubber (EPM)||Excellent|
|Fluoro Rubber-(FKM or FPM)-Viton®||Excellent|
|Gold Plated steel||Excellent|
|High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)||Excellent|
|Laminate Melamine Countertop||Good|
|Laminate Wood Flooring||Excellent|
|Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)||Excellent|
|Monel S (Nickel Copper Alloy)||Fair|
|Nickel Plated Steel||Good to Fair|
|Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/PETE)||Excellent|
|Polynit Heat Sealed Material||Excellent|
|Polyoxymethylene (Acetal)||Good to Fair|
|PolyPhenylene Sulphide (PPS)||Excellent|
|Polytetra Fluoroethylene (PTFE)-Teflon®||Excellent|
|Polyurethane Coatings||Excellent to Fair|
|Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)||Excellent|
|Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)-Kynar®||Excellent|
|PPE (Polyphenylene ether)||Excellent|
|Red Natural Rubber||Excellent|
|Solder 30 Sn/70 Pb||Excellent|
|Stainless Steel (304, 316, 410)||Excellent|
|Tungsten Carbide||Severe effect|
|Vinyl||Excellent to Good|
|Viton<sup style=font-size:1.4rem;>™</sup> (fluorocarbon)||Excellent|
Rating for Devices/Equipment
Excellent = No effect to integrity of material.
Good = Possible minor effects such as slight discolouration. Periodic rinsing is optional.
Fair = Moderate effect. Contact Virox for product protocol and recommendations. If used, rinsing and drying after each application is required.
Severe effect = Not recommended for use. If used, you must ensure rinsing and drying after each application.
Do not use = Do not use.
Compatibility Rating for Semi-Critical & Critical Disinfection of Devices/Equipment
Excellent = No effect to integrity of material
Good = Minor effect, slight discolouration may occur.
Fair = Moderate effect, not recommended for continuous use. Check with manufacturer of device/surface and/or contact Virox or Strategic Partners for testing validation.
Severe Effect = Not recommended for use.
Do not use = Do not use.