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February 01, 2012
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U.S. EPA Certifies Spray Nine® To Kill Poliovirus Type I, Whooping Cough, Food Poisoning Germs In 45 seconds Or Less

- Proven against additional germs that pose serious threat to health -

Hartford, CT… Spray Nine, a leading brand of specialty cleaning products and innovator of the industry’s first “spray-on, wipe-off” cleaner disinfectant, today announced three new germ kill claims that have dramatically expanded the namesake Cleaner/Disinfectant’s overall germ coverage and fast sanitizing and disinfectant capabilities. The Spray Nine brand is produced and marketed by Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for maintenance and repair.

In addition to its ability to kill an already long list of germs in rapid fashion, Spray Nine’s effective uses have expanded to include even more germs that can pose a serious health threat to the population.

EPA Certified Against Even More Germs

The EPA has claimed that Spray Nine (EPA Reg. No. 6659-3) safely kills Poliovirus Type I, a type of polio, in only 30 seconds, along with a broad spectrum of other viruses. It is also effective against Bordetella Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and Listeria Monocytogenes, which is associated with food poisoning, killing both in just 45 seconds.

A complete list of germs killed by Spray Nine is available at:

According to Cary Zelich, Market Manager, “With flu season just around the corner, Spray Nine can be a very effective first line of defense against flu viruses and other bacteria. Spray Nine is ideal for this type of application because it disinfects in only 45 seconds, while other disinfectants may require anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes of surface contact in order to be effective.”

Spray Nine is also an excellent, multi-purpose cleaner, which can be used in a wide variety of applications at home, workplace or around the shop. It easily tackles dirt, grease, and tough soils, and is very effective in controlling mold and mildew. Spray Nine features a water-based formula, which is safer to use and friendlier to the environment than solvent-based cleaners.

Permatex makes Spray Nine Multi-Purpose Cleaner/Disinfectant in 22 oz. trigger spray bottle, 32 oz. trigger spray bottle, and a 1 gal. capped bottle, 5 gal. pail, and 55 gal. drum.

Spray Nine brand products include, Spray Nine® Cleaner/Disinfectant, Grez-Off® Heavy-Duty Degreaser, Poly Scrub® Hand Cleaner, Earth Soap® Cleaner/Degreaser, and Multi-Scrub Concentrate Cleaner Degreaser.

Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, The Right Stuff®, Gel Twist®, PermaPoxy®, Ultra Bond® and Dr Bond®, Ultra Cherry®, Grez-Off®, Grease Grabber®, and Earth Soap®.

Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include Permatex''s headquarters in Hartford, CT, a state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center located in Solon, OH, and a manufacturing facility in Kansas City, KS.

Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company.

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