FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Zoono work?

Unlike traditional sanitisers that kill bacteria by poison or high alcohol content, Zoono is a food safe, water-based surface sanitiser applied as a mist then allowed to dry.

Once dry (approx. 10 minutes), Zoono resembles a bed of microscopic pins that attract, pierce and kill pathogens – the same principle as a pin popping a balloon. And in the same manner that the burst balloon cannot be reformed, neither can the pathogens – this means NO resistance and NO superbugs!

Is Zoono Z-71 'Food Safe'?

Yes. Zoono Z-71 has several approvals including NZ Ministry for Prime Industries (MPI / NZFSA) approvals C-22, C-81 and C-101 (including food contact), plus Asure Quality (NZ) and AQIS (Australia).

How do I apply Zoono?

Around the home, just follow the instructions on the label – apply Zoono via a trigger pack and allow approx. 10 minutes for drying. For commercial / technical applications, industry specific written protocols are recommended and are provided as required.

Are there any Test Results for Zoono?

Yes. Zoono has been tested in accredited laboratories located in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Germany, USA, Turkey, Taiwan, South Africa and Japan. All results are available on request.

Can you prove Zoono works - in the field?

When quick (15 second) efficacy tests are required, we take swabs (before and after treatment) from the surface and measure them via an ATP device. ATP is a globally accepted method of testing for pathogenic presence and is commonly used by QA personnel in all major food and beverage production facilities.

Is Zoono 'toxic' or can I use it around my children?

All products have a ‘toxicity’ level – including water. In the case of Zoono, it has a ‘toxicity rating’ similar to that of Vitamin C, so yes – Zoono can be safely used around people, pets and plants alike.

Are there other 'Zoono' products?

Yes. In addition to the Z-71 surface sanitiser, there is Zoono GermFree24 Hand Sanitiser – and as it’s name implies, GermFree24 provides maximum hand protection for 24 hours with just one application. There is also ZoonoTex concentrate – commercially used for antibacterial treatments of textiles plus a range of OTC (over the counter) retail products. Check out the full range on our website.

How do I use the Zoono Hand Sanitiser GermFree24?

Simply apply GermFree24 liberally to the hands and gently rub until dry.

Will GermFree24 discolour my clothes?

No. GermFree24 is a liquid that is invisible on application. It forms an antimicrobial barrier on the skin and will not stain clothing nor discolour skin.

Will GermFree24 wash or rub off?

No. GermFree24 does not rub off and will remain active on the skin’s surface for 24 hours. Normal washing of the hands and drying with a towel will not affect efficacy.

How will my hands feel once I have applied GermFree24?

On application, the hands feel silky and moisturised without leaving a visible film or coating. A single application of GermFree24 will act like a glove, providing an invisible bond to the skin for 24 hours without the need for reapplication.

Should I apply GermFree24 more than once a day?

You don’t have to… GermFree24 remains active on the skin until natural exfoliation has occurred and this usually takes 24 hours or so (depends on exercise etc). But within high risk environments (Health Care etc), it’s OK to use GermFree24 more frequently.

Will Zoono Hand Sanitiser dry my hands and cause chapped skin?

No. Unlike other hand sanitisers that contain up to 70% alcohol and chap the hands and dry the skin, Zoono GermFree24 is a mild but effective formulation. On application, Zoono GermFree24 leaves hands soft and moisturised.

When Zoono GermFree24 is applied to the hands will it allow the skin to function normally (eg. produce its own oil and sweat)?

Yes. Zoono GermFree24 does not inhibit the normal function of the skin. The antimicrobial layer produced by application of Zoono GermFree24 and which bonds to the skin is permeable to gases and allows the skin to “breath” normally.

Has Zoono GermFree24 been tested on a variety of skin types?

Yes. Dermatest in Germany has tested Zoono GermFree24 on a variety of skin types (older people, young people, fair skinned and dark skinned people etc) – with zero reactions recorded.

How does ZoonoTex work?

ZoonoTex is a commercial textile concentrate based on the proven Zoono technology and is diluted depending on the fabric and the required efficacy. Tests confirm ZoonoTex continues to provide antimicrobial protection on fabrics even after 75 washes at 60°C.

Why is ZoonoTex preferred over a silver based antimicrobial?

Silver ions have been infused into fabrics in the past as an antibacterial but are now being actively phased out (globally) as silver is not environmentally friendly.

Will 'ZoonoTex' ever be available as a household product?

Yes. Zoono is soon to launch a laundry product designed for use in domestic washing machines. One application of this product will provide antimicrobial protection for 5 washes.

Will the addition of ZoonoTex in a fabric alter it's 'feel'?

No. Regardless of whether the treatment is on fine silk or on denim overalls, the feel will remain the same.

Will there be other Zoono products released in the future?

Yes. There is ongoing development that explores new uses for Zoono technology. This will ultimately be converted into new products – all under the Zoono logo.