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.

Material/CompoundRating
ABS Plastic (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene)Excellent
Acrylic (Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA))Excellent
Alumina (Aluminum Oxide)Excellent
AluminumExcellent
Aluminum (1100)Excellent
Aluminum (Anodized)Good
Aluminum (Powder Coated)Excellent to Fair
BrassFair
BronzeGood
C1010 Mild SteelGood
Carbon GraphiteSevere effect
Carbon RubberExcellent
Carbon SteelSevere effect
Cast IronDo Not Use
CeramicExcellent
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)Excellent
CopperFair-Severe effect
DiamondExcellent
Epoxy (polyepoxide plastics)Excellent
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)Excellent
Ethylene propylene rubber (EPM)Excellent
Fluoro Rubber-(FKM or FPM)-Viton®Excellent
Galvanized SteelFair
GoldExcellent
Gold Plated steelExcellent
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)Excellent
Laminate Melamine CountertopGood
Laminate Wood FlooringExcellent
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)Excellent
Monel S (Nickel Copper Alloy)Fair
Natural RubberExcellent
NaugahydeExcellent
NeopreneFair
Nickel Plated SteelGood-Fair
NitrileExcellent
NylonExcellent
PEEK (PolyEtherEtherKetone)Excellent
Perfluorinated ElastomerGood
PlexiglassExcellent
PolyamideExcellent
PolycarbonateExcellent-Fair
PolyepoxideExcellent
PolyesterExcellent
Polyethylene (PE/HDPE/UHMWPE/HPPE)Excellent
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/PETE)Excellent
Polynit Heat Sealed MaterialExcellent
Polyoxymethylene (Acetal)Good-Fair
PolyPhenylene Sulphide (PPS)Excellent
Polyphenylsulfone (Radel)Excellent
Polypropylene (PP)Excellent
Polypropylene EtherExcellent
PolystyreneExcellent
Polytetra Fluoroethylene (PTFE)-Teflon®Excellent
Polyurethane (Thermal)Good
Polyurethane CoatingsExcellent-Fair
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
SilverFair
Solder 30 Sn/70 PbExcellent
Stainless Steel (304, 316, 410)Excellent
Teflon™Excellent
TitaniumExcellent
Tungsten CarbideSevere effect
VinylExcellent-Good
Vinyl PolysiloxaneExcellent
Viton™ (fluorocarbon)Excellent
ZincFair

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.