PPG launches disinfectant aimed at COVID-19


PPG has introduced a new disinfectant that the manufacturer said is designed specifically for employees and customers to return to business safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disinfectant 20R (D20R) is an antiviral and antibacterial product, which was designed using PPG's expertise in bacterial technologies.  

D20R is water-based, odorless, non-corrosive and can be used on hard surfaces, including floors, handrails, plastic surfaces, furniture, and bathroom fixtures. 

As of now, the disinfectant is qualified to European regulatory standards for its virucidal (EN14476) and bactericidal (EN13697, EN1276) efficacy. D20R has passed national biocidal registrations in France, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

“PPG has introduced D20R to proactively support our customers and help them protect their employees and businesses during these uncertain times,” said Ram Vadlamannati, PPG senior vice president, protective and marine coatings, and president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. 

The paint and coatings manufacturer said that through spray application or direct wiping on a surface, D20R is proven to deactivate the toughest bacteria and viruses within five minutes, so that the surface is clean and the risk of pathogen transmissions are reduced. 

The disinfectant can be used to sanitize any hard surface at regular intervals, providing a hygienic environment, and supporting the safe reopening of businesses.

PPG is manufacturing the disinfectant at its architectural coatings facility in Genlis, France.

D20R is currently being used by PPG customers in the aerospace, automotive, industrial, architectural, packaging and refinish sectors in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. 

Beginning in September, the product also will be available in Denmark, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. Additional countries to be added in the coming months include Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia.

The company did not disclose information regarding approval and use in the United States.

The disinfectant has been tested across a wide range of PPG coatings products to guarantee its compatibility with enhanced hygiene regimes, the company said.

“Providing a certified, effective disinfectant that supports a safe return to operations is essential for our customers’ businesses, the economy, and the restart of global supply chains,” said Thierry Destruhaut, PPG global portfolio director, architectural coatings.