Astro Pak launches decontamination services subsidiary

Astro Pak Corporation, a US precision cleaning company, has launched a subsidiary, SixLog, to provide on-site biological decontamination services using proprietary iHP (ionised hydrogen peroxide) technology to the life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Astro Pak Corporation, a US precision cleaning company, has launched a subsidiary, SixLog, to provide on-site biological decontamination services using proprietary iHP (ionised hydrogen peroxide) technology to the life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

SixLog, headquartered in Santa Ana, California, performs decontamination services for equipment, rooms, entire buildings and modes of transport such as ambulances, trains and cruise ships.

The iHP bio decontamination technology was developed for military applications and this will be the first time that it will be used in commercial applications.

The company says technology can be used in open air and, once ionised, it acts like a gas as opposed to a vapour, providing excellent distribution properties and destroying micro-organisms even in hard-to-reach areas.

Steve Feinstein, formerly regional sales manager of a UK manufacturer of hydrogen peroxide vapour generators, has been appointed as SixLog's director of technology.

In addition to the company launch, SixLog has developed a website containing technical papers, presentations, and other downloads on biological decontamination and sterilisation.

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