Now Available: HALT™ Concentrated Disinfectant with Norovirus and Canine Parvovirus Claims!

January 02, 2015

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, announced today the availablity of HALT™ One-Step Cleaner Disinfectant.

According to the Center for Disease Control's guidelines for preventing the spread of germs, cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces is fundamental to reducing the potential for illnesses that results from contact with those surfaces.

Lately, there has been a number of Norovirus outbreaks in the news; whether it is students getting sick, cruise lines cutting trips short, or hotels having to shut down for a week's time - Norovirus is a real problem. The cruise line industry has experienced significant financial stress due to Norovirus outbreaks. While the sickness is unfortunate for the passengers, the financial impact is exceptionally damaging for the cruise lines. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a 65 percent fall in quarterly profit in Q1 this year as costs rose and six cruises were shortened or canceled related to Norovirus. [Yahoo Finance, 2014]

In addition to its efficacy against Norovirus, HALT also offers a Canine Parvovirus claim. Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious virus and is important to contain for veterinaries. Once infected, the virus in incurable. Dogs infected with parvovirus need intensive and costly treatment. Halt effectively cleans and disinfects, killing the virus before it spreads.

"Regardless of your industry, preventing the spread of infections is important from a cost, as well as, public well-being perspective," said John Swigart, President of Spartan Chemical Company. "The key is to use the right product for the right problem. Halt™ delivers broad spectrum disinfection that targets todays' most recurrent public health issues."

HALT™ is a hospital grade, one-step cleaner, virucidal, mildewcidal, fungicidal, disinfectant proven effective against norovirus, canine parvovirus and blood borne pathogens. At 1:64 dilution, Halt economically disinfects and deodorizes. With a fantastic, fresh scent, Halt leaves surfaces clean, germ-free, and safe!

About Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. has been a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market since 1956. A proud US employer, Spartan manufactures high quality products from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Maumee, OH and sells both domestically and internationally through a selective network of distribution. Spartan's chemical products and services are used in building service contractor, education, health care, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial markets.

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