New Horizon Light & Bright Kills MRSA & C Diff Spores At Low Temperatures

The new Horizon Light & Bright laundry care range from JohnsonDiversey is an exceptionally powerful set of laundry cleaning and disinfecting agents which removes stains and kills pathogenic organisms such as MRSA and Clostridium Difficile spores at relatively low washing temperatures. It has been developed for busy on-premises laundries where there is pressure for efficient laundry hygiene, as well as for reduced overall costs and faster cycle times.

Horizon Light & Bright is highly effective at killing MRSA and other bacteria at 40oC and uniquely claims to kill notoriously difficult Clostridium Difficile spores at 60oC - no other liquid laundry product claims this. It has been tested to EN1276 and EN13704 European standards. Killing pathogenic organisms during the wash reduces the risk of cross-contamination in the hospital, clinic or care home.

Not only does Horizon Light & Bright provide excellent hygiene it can also be used in standard appliances at low temperature settings for greater economy. Washing fabrics at 40oC can save up to 35 per cent of overall water and energy costs compared with the traditional high temperature processes previously required to remove stubborn stains and eliminate dangerous infective agents. Effective washing at lower temperatures can result in water savings of up to 25 percent through fewer rewashes and less water lost during heating. Labour savings of up to 10 percent can also be achieved by shorter wash cycles and fewer rewashes.

The active ingredients of Horizon Light & Bright are effective and powerful but gentle enough for all types of fabric which means it can be used on a wide range of bedding, clothing and linen. It is has been developed for optimum performance at lower temperatures and a relatively low pH.

This combination of low pH, low temperature and gentle active ingredients helps to extend the life of fabrics by up 50 per cent and ensures that they maintain their look and feel for longer than with traditional detergents. This enables laundries and contractors to reduce the overall cost of ownership because replacements are required less frequently.

The Horizon Light & Bright system is dosed automatically using JohnsonDiversey automatic dosing equipment. This minimises the contact that laundry operators have with the product, promotes best practice and reduces the risk of spills and other mishaps. This also ensures accurate and reliable dosing of chemicals into the washing machines, resulting in consistent wash performance and bacteria kill.

The products are non-corrosive and have no unpleasant vapours which ensures a safe and pleasant work environment. By using the products with the JohnsonDiversey range of autodosing equipment operators can achieve the maximum control over costs and safety.

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Note to editors:

JohnsonDiversey Inc. is a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, serving customers in the lodging, food service, retail, health care and food and beverage sectors as well as building service contractors.

JohnsonDiversey is a one of four separate companies controlled by the Johnson Family of Racine, Wisconsin, USA. With operations in 56 countries and sales into more than 160 countries, JohnsonDiversey provides customers worldwide with the products, solutions and expertise to make their facilities the safest and cleanest in the world. To learn more, visit us at

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