We understand you may have lots of questions about how this product will work effectively against Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see the FAQ's to help answer your questions. Please get in touch should you need further information about our products.
Frequently asked questions
What is Supernova?
Supernova is a revolutionary range of alcohol free, hand and surface germ protection products which are all independently proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria, spores, viruses and fungi on contact including Coronavirus, Ebola, Clostridium difficile, MRSA, and Norovirus.
Why is Supernova different?
What germs is Supernova effective against?
Supernova is effective against 99.9% of bacteria, spores, viruses and fungi, including, gram positive and gram negative bacteria, enveloped and non enveloped viruses and spore forming bacteria including the following organism types:
Why do your hand sanitizing products make no reference to being effective against Coronavirus, Ebola, MRSA, Clostridium difficile or Norovirus but your surface products do?
In the UK the Medicines & Health Care Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) does not currently allow makers of hand sanitisers to make claims on their product packaging against specific types of germs for fear consumers will think it’s a guaranteed prevention of illness. Surface sanitisers are not governed by such guidelines so we are able to inform our customers on our surface products exactly which germs Supernova has been independently tested and proven effective against. The same Supernova solution is used in both the surface and hand products so you can be sure that you are receiving the best germ protection possible when you use Supernova.
Is Supernova effective against Coronavirus?
Yes. Supernova has been independently proven effective against Coronavirus.
Why should I use Supernova Hand Sanitisers instead of alcohol hand gels?
Should I use Supernova instead of washing my hands with soap and water?
Why should I use Supernova Surface Sanitisers instead of hypochlorite (chlorine bleach) or peracetic acid based surface sanitisers?
Supernova has many advantages over hypochlorite (chlorine bleach) or peracetic acid based products: Supernova is safer for the end user and anyone who is in close proximity to the products. Chlorine releases toxic fumes which can be carcinogenic and cause respiratory problems, whilst peracetic acid products are expensive and unstable in use and in storage. Chlorine and peracetic acid products require time consuming preparation methods before use. Supernova is ready to use immediately Supernova’s simplicity of use and non hazardous formulation increases compliance among staff which thereby helps reduce Clostridium difficile and Norovirus rates in hospitals.
How can I be sure Supernova works?
Do I need to clean first before using Supernova?
No. Supernova contains a small amount of detergent so lightly soiled hands or surfaces do not require to be cleaned before applying Supernova. If however, hands or surfaces are heavily soiled with debris it is advisable to brush or wipe the debris away first before applying Supernova.
Do I need to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, aprons etc when using Supernova?
Is Supernova subject to pathogen resistance?
No. Supernova works by both physically and chemically damaging the bacterial cell rather than affecting its metabolism, the blend of biocides also have different modes of action, this means that pathogens will not become used to, or resistant, to Supernova over time.
Where can Supernova be used?
Supernova is designed to be safe to use on all hands and work surfaces. Supernova will not damage rubbers, plastics or metals unlike alcohol based products which often damage these materials after prolonged use.
Why do you use the American spelling of sanitizing with a ‘z’ when you should use the English spelling of sanitising with an ‘s’?
Sanitising is spelt with a “z” on the Supernova website as most search engines are American based – especially Google – so we have chosen to use the American spelling. This is because we want as many people as possible to find Supernova using search engines, we hope you don’t object but we have made this choice to help with the search engine optimization of this site.