Rapid 6 Foam & Wipe System

The Rapid 6 Foam & Wipes System is a powerful, water-based, all-in-one solution for the rapid cleaning and disinfection of hard surfaces.

  tick green High grade sporicidal disinfection - simple to use and works with existing cleaning practices
     
  tick green Proven effectiveness against spores, bacteria, mycobacteria & fungi - extensively tested to international standards
     
  tick green Overcomes serious limitations of other products - provides consistently sufficient disinfectant coverage
   
 

Shown to be effective against enveloped viruses

Tested to International Standard EN 14476 against H1N1 Swine Flu

 

Benefits

The Rapid 6 Foam & Wipe System was specifically designed to overcome some of the serious limitations that exist in traditional hospital infection control products and help make cleaning and disinfecting hospital hard surfaces easy for all members of staff throughout the entire hospital.


Effective

Using a unique synergistic blend of surfactants, biocides, quaternary ammonium compounds and PHMB, Rapid 6 provides targeted performance against:

  • Gram-positive bacteria
  • Gram-negative bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Mycobacteria
  • Enveloped viruses
  • Bacterial endospores

Rapid 6 has also been tested and proven to provide 4 hour residual protection against bacteria & spores.


Consistently sufficient disinfection

Sufficient disinfectant to ensure equal surface and wipe kills rates is provided by:
  • Having ‘extra-wet’ Rapid 6 Wipes
  • Using Rapid 6 Foam ahead of the wipes to boost performance and accelerate kill rates.

Tested under in "real life" situations

Some traditional disinfectants do not work in the presence of organic matter or dirty surfaces. This can mean the efficacy of the solution can actually be diminished in use across a surface, leading to variations in the effectiveness of the biocide.

In order to demonstrate its performance in practical settings, Rapid 6 has been tested:

  • under both clean and dirty conditions
  • using short contact times

In addition, Rapid 6 has been tested in independent real-life simulations which test both the wipe and also the surfaces being cleaned. Using surfaces contaminated with C.difficile spores, Rapid 6 shows equal kill rates on both the cleaned surfaces and the wipe - demonstrating that the spores are being killed and not just simply being transferred to adjoining surfaces.


Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Where to use

Rapid 6 Foam is designed for use on all hard surfaces (excluding medical devices) and can be used to disinfect areas and items such as:

  • Isolation rooms
  • Sluice rooms
  • Macerators
  • Walls & floors
  • Commodes
  • Laboratories
  • Blood spills
  • Bed frames & mattresses 
  • Steel gurneys
  • Work stations
  • Mortuaries
  • Bodily fluid spills
  • Dressing trolleys
  • Door handles 
  • Toilets, sinks & taps

Compatibility

Rapid 6 Foam has also been compatibility tested on different materials and shown to be suitable for use on, amongst others:

  • Steel
  • Wood
  • PVC
  • Cotton
  • Rubber
  • Polyester

How to use

Step 1: Rapid 6 Foam

  • Apply 2 or 3 foam bursts across the surface to be disinfected.

Step 2: Rapid 6 Wipes

  • Wipe across the surface from clean to dirty, working towards you in straight ‘S’ shaped lines, ensuring all areas are adequately wetted.

  • Take care not to clean the same area twice. Always use a new wipe for a new surface.

  • Leave to dry naturally.

  • On food contact areas: leave for at least 5 minutes before rinsing surfaces with clean water.

Note: Rapid 6 is designed for professional and industrial cleaning and disinfection purposes only. Not for domestic use or in publicly accessible areas. Not to be used on medical equipment. As with all disinfectants, gloves and appropriate PPE should be worn. Wash hands after use.

International Standards

Rapid 6 Foam has been tested in accordance with the following European Standards:

  • Spores to EN 17126, EN 13704 and EN 14347 - against C.difficile, Bacillus cereus and Bacillus subtilis
  • Bacteria to EN 1276, EN 1040, EN 13697, EN 13727 and EN 14561 - against E.coli, E.hirae, ESBL E.coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA and VRE
  • Enveloped viruses to EN 14476 - against H1N1 Swine Flu
  • Fungi to EN 1650, EN 13697, EN 13624, EN 14562 and EN 1275 - against Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans
  • Mycobacteria to EN 14348 and EN 14563 - against Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium terrae
  • Practical testing - tested under real life conditions against C.difficile using different wipe applications: Rapid 6 Foam + Rapid 6 Wipes; Rapid 6 Foam + Endurocide Detergent Wipes; Rapid 6 Foam + microfibre cloths
  • Residuality test - against C.difficile and E.coli 4 hours after application

To download a summary of our test results, click or tap here.


For further information or to request copies of our test certificates, please contact us.

The limitations of traditional products

Rapid 6 Foam & Wipe System was specifically designed to overcome some of the serious limitations that exist in traditional hospital infection control products and help make cleaning and disinfecting hospital hard surfaces easy for all members of staff throughout the entire hospital.


Sprays do not provide even coverage

Due to the type of spray action some traditional sprays use, it can be hard to see where the spray has landed on the surface, resulting in the user not being able to determine whether an area has been sprayed with sufficient biocide. This can result in uneven coverage on the surface and potentially insufficient biocide being applied.

Studies indicate that reduced concentrations of biocides may contribute to the potential for micro-organism cross-resistance to develop, as there is insufficient biocide present to penetrate the pathogen’s cell wall and kill the organism completely.

How Rapid 6 overcomes this...

Rapid 6 Foam is specifically designed to spray using a foaming action. This ensures that the spray doesn’t spread out, but instead congregates together as a foam pump.

In addition, Rapid 6 Foam is white, meaning that when sprayed onto any surface, the user can clearly see where the biocide has already been applied and ensure uniform application and concentration of the biocide to the surface.

Rapid 6 surface coverage assessment

An assessment was conducted to indicate approximate surface coverage using:

  • Rapid 6 Wipes only
  • Rapid 6 Wipes used with 3 squirts of Rapid 6 Foam

Testing was conducted using a wipe from a tub of 60 Rapid 6 Wipes on a typical non-porous furniture surface.

Method used:

Estimated coverage:

  • Rapid 6 Wipes only
0.7m2
  • Rapid 6 Foam + Rapid 6 Wipes
1.9m2

Wipes aren't wet enough

Traditional disinfection wet wipes are either not sufficiently wet so that there is inadequate liquid available to be used on the surface when wiping; or the liquid on the wipe evaporates seconds after being applied. This all results in insufficient disinfectant reaching the surface and insufficient disinfectant remaining on the wipe to kill pathogens.

How Rapid 6 overcomes this...

Rapid 6 provides sufficient disinfectant to ensure equal surface and wipe kills rates by:

  • Having ‘extra-wet’ Rapid 6 Wipes
  • Using Rapid 6 Foam ahead of the wipes to boost performance and accelerate kill rates

Contact times

It is commonly accepted around the world that guidelines recommend a surface must remain visibly wet for the prescribed contact time in order for the disinfectant to work effectively.

For example, if a product suggests a 99.999% kill rate in 2 minutes, then the surface must remain visibly wet for 2 minutes in order to reach the contact time required to kill the pathogen.

As the liquid left behind by some wipes may dry in a matter of seconds, the level of disinfection achieved in the ‘real world’ may be greatly diminished.

How Rapid 6 overcomes this...

The parts that make up the Rapid 6 Foam & Wipe System can be used individually or in combination together.

When used individually, Rapid 6 Foam can easily be applied in sufficient quantities to ensure the surface area will remain wet for the prescribed contact time. As it is a white foam, the user can clearly see the area that has been cleaned. It is recommended to use one foam spray pump of Rapid 6 for every 0.6m2 of surface area to ensure even coverage.

When Rapid 6 Universal Wipes are used individually, they have been specifically designed as ‘extra-wet’ wipes to allow the user to achieve the necessary wetness for the relevant contact times.

When used in combination together, the Rapid 6 Foam provides extra disinfectant ahead of the Rapid 6 Wipe to boost its performance and extend the cleaning power of the wipe and enable the surfaces to remain wetter for longer

Additionally, Rapid 6 provides up to 4-hour residual sporicidal and antimicrobial activity after application.


Some products don’t work on dirty surfaces

Some traditional disinfectants do not work in the presence of organic matter or dirty surfaces, meaning that over the time of cleaning a surface the efficacy of the solution can be diminished, leading to variations in the effectiveness of the biocide.

How Rapid 6 overcomes this...

Rapid 6 has been tested in both clean and dirty conditions, using short contact times to demonstrate its performance in practical settings and to show Rapid 6 functions in the presence of organic matter.

In addition, Rapid 6 has been tested in independent real-life simulations which test both the wipe and also the surfaces being cleaned. Using surfaces contaminated with C.difficile spores, Rapid 6 shows equal kill rates on both the cleaned surfaces and the wipe - demonstrating that the spores are being killed and not just simply being transferred to adjoining surfaces.


Testing not conducted on the wipe fabric

Some existing liquid disinfectants only conduct testing on the liquid itself instead of performing tests on both the liquid and the wipe used to disinfect the surface.

The implications of this is that different wipe materials can affect the concentration of biocide available to be used on the surface and can even influence the composition of the biocide itself, which can affect its effectiveness.

Rapid 6 Foam has been independently tested on both the liquid and also the liquid in use with a combination of wipe materials, including:

  • Rapid 6 Wipes
  • Dry microfibre cloths
  • Endurocide® Detergent Wipes

In addition, on each of these formats, testing has been done on both the wipe and surface to ensure that there are equal kill rates and that Rapid 6 Foam performs with all types of wipe material*


*Compatibility and performance with materials other than those tested cannot be guaranteed

 

Pack sizes: Rapid 6 Foam

500ml foaming trigger spray bottle

R6 500F

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  • Order code
R6-F-500TS
  • Units per case
12 per case
   
       

1 Litre foaming trigger spray bottle

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  • Order code
R6-F-1TS
  • Units per case
12 per case
 
     

5 Litre refill container

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  • Order code
R6-F-2X5 / R6-F-4x5
  • Units per case
2 per case / 4 per case
 

Pack Sizes: Rapid 6 Wipes

Tub of 200 wipes

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  • Wipe size
130 x 130mm
  • Order code
R6-W-200T
  • Units per case
12 per case
     

Bucket of 225 wipes

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  • Wipe size
240 x 250mm
  • Order code
R6-W-225B
  • Units per case
Sold individually

Downloads

Download our sales resources by using the links below:

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Brochure

 

Test Results

     

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Sales Sheet: Rapid 6 Foam

 

Sales Sheet: Rapid 6 Wipes

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