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Citr-IQ™ General Materials Compatibility

Written by Virox

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.

Citr-IQ has had extensive testing and has found to have excellent compatibility with most commonly used materials particularly plastics and soft metals where some other chemistry can be problematic.

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.

Material/CompoundCitr-IQ Rating
ABS Plastic (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene)Excellent
Acrylic (Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA))Excellent
Alumina (Aluminum Oxide)Excellent
AluminumExcellent
Aluminum (1100)Excellent
Aluminum (Anodized)Excellent
Aluminum (Powder Coated)Excellent
BrassExcellent
BronzeExcellent
C1010 Mild SteelExcellent
Carbon GraphiteGood-Excellent
Carbon RubberExcellent
Carbon SteelGood-Excellent
Cast IronGood-Excellent
CeramicExcellent
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)Excellent
CopperExcellent
DiamondExcellent
Epoxy (polyepoxide plastics)Excellent
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)Excellent
Ethylene propylene rubber (EPM)Excellent
Fluoro Rubber-(FKM or FPM)-Viton®Excellent
Galvanized SteelGood-Fair
GoldExcellent
Gold Plated steelExcellent
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)Excellent
Laminate Melamine CountertopExcellent
Laminate Wood FlooringExcellent
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)Excellent
Monel S (Nickel Copper Alloy)Excellent
Natural RubberExcellent
NaugahydeExcellent
NeopreneExcellent
Nickel Plated SteelExcellent
NitrileExcellent
NylonExcellent
PEEK (PolyEtherEtherKetone)Excellent
Perfluorinated ElastomerExcellent
PlexiglassExcellent
PolyamideExcellent
PolycarbonateExcellent
PolyepoxideExcellent
PolyesterExcellent
Polyethylene (PE/HDPE/UHMWPE/HPPE)Excellent
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/PETE)Excellent
Polynit Heat Sealed MaterialExcellent
Polyoxymethylene (Acetal)Excellent
PolyPhenylene Sulphide (PPS)Excellent
Polyphenylsulfone (Radel)Excellent
Polypropylene (PP)Excellent
Polypropylene EtherExcellent
PolystyreneExcellent
Polytetra Fluoroethylene (PTFE)-Teflon®Excellent
Polyurethane (Thermal)Excellent
Polyurethane CoatingsExcellent
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)Excellent
Polyvinyl Derivatives-Tygon®Excellent
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)-Kynar®Excellent
Porcelain AExcellent
PPE (Polyphenylene ether)Excellent
RayonExcellent
Red Natural RubberExcellent
Santoprene™Excellent
SiliconeExcellent
Silicone RubberExcellent
SilverExcellent
Solder 30 Sn/70 PbExcellent
Stainless Steel (304, 316, 410)Excellent
Teflon™Excellent
TitaniumExcellent
Tungsten CarbideExcellent
VinylExcellent
Vinyl PolysiloxaneExcellent
Viton™ (fluorocarbon)Excellent
ZincGood-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.

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