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Essex Supplies Update Feb 2022

Dear Customer,

I think we would all agree that the effect of COVID is reducing (which is great news) and we can all be positive that it’s starting to feel like it’s more under control. The past couple of years has been like a bad storm which has left people and businesses picking up the damages and cost that it’s left behind.

With the costs of running a business rising and pressure from suppliers regarding price increases, stock issues and extended lead times it’s a tough time for everyone.

We want to assure all our customer that we are working flat out to make sure that these issues don’t affect any future orders and the service and products provided are not affected.

Essex Supplies thanks you for your patience and understanding at this time and we will work hard to support you through these tough times.

Thank you

Essex Supplies UK Ltd

V-Air Solid Why It’s Above the Rest When It Comes To Air Fresheners

V-Air Solid Evolution VS The Competition – EMEA

Please click on the link above to download and see why Vectair is ahead of the game against the competition for Air Fresh systems and products.

You’ll love them so please ask for a sample or price from our sales team.


Essex Supplies & Bio Productions Enzyme Based Cleaning Products For All Washroom Tasks

Bio Productions and Essex Supplies are loving the current buzz about Pro-Biotics, sustainability and Environmental Innovations because we got there first, more than 30 years ago.
Since 1986 we have dedicated ourselves to developing environmentally friendly enzyme-based cleaning and deodorising solutions.

We have always been passionate about creating cleaning products that pack a powerful punch when it comes to cleaning without the nasty environmental impact you might expect.

There’s no need to search far and wide for your ticket to the modern pro-biotic revolution.
Bio-Productions are industry leaders… and we’ve been on your doorstep in the UK for more than three decades.

As the education & hospitality sectors look towards re-opening, now is the time to wave goodbye to smelly washrooms and hello to environmentally sympathetic solutions.

Get started today with our Blu-Away Biological Washroom range. The cleaner and the bio blocks used alone or together are powerful products that will leave urinals, troughs, washroom walls, floors and tiles free flowing clean and odour free. We are UK innovators of pro-biotic washroom cleaners and urinal blocks designed and manufactured by us at our Sussex based plant for over two decades.

Guaranteed service and quality certified to the latest ISO 14001:2015 and 9001:2015 standards. An accredited manufacturer and member of the CHSA and are proud recipients of awards for Environmental Best Practice and member of UK based The Green Organisation , their quality products speak for themselves and that is why our customers keep coming back. Call us to discuss how Essex Supplies and Bio Production products can elevate your washroom with simple sustainable solutions and proven results.

The award winning original Biological Urinal Blocks and Blu-Away Biological Washroom Cleaner. A complete washroom solution for your urinals and contaminated floors.
• Water Saving
• Biodegradable
• Eradicates Odours
• Prevents Blockages
• Green Apple Award Winner


Fighting Coronavirus & Navigating Guidance on Hand Sanitizers

A white paper on the benefits of both 70% alcohol and alcohol-free sanitizers

As the public navigates the countermeasures to the pandemic, clear information on the viability of both 70% alcohol and alcohol-free hand sanitizers is vital for people to stay safe and healthy. This paper presents a side-by-side comparison of the science, standards and use cases of both 70% alcohol and alcohol-free hand sanitizers. This information aims to help consumers make informed decisions on the product(s) they choose to use to protect themselves in the ongoing fight against the virus.

Key takeaways:

  • Both 70% alcohol and alcohol-free hand sanitizers are safe and effective in the fight against coronavirus.
  • Both 70% alcohol and alcohol-free hand sanitizers have passed identical, independently certified European Standard tests, including tests on skin.
  • 70% alcohol hand sanitizer is the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended product and offers a faster virus kill time after application than alcohol-free sanitizer.
  • Alcohol-free hand sanitizer offers longer protection against bacteria and viruses, so in certain circumstances where someone is exposed for an extended period, alcohol-free should be considered a superior option.

A comparison between alcohol-free and 70% alcohol hand sanitizers

Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer1 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer1 Comments on comparison
Effective against Bacteria and viruses Bacteria and viruses

  • Kill time after application Bacteria – 1 minute
  • Viruses – 2 minutes Bacteria – 1 minute
  • Viruses – 1 minute 70% alcohol sanitizer has a quicker kill time for viruses than alcohol-free sanitizer, however kill time for bacteria is the same.
  • Residual defence against bacteria and viruses after application Up to 4 hours2 Up to 2 minutes Alcohol-free sanitizer offers significantly longer protection against bacteria and viruses than alcohol sanitizer.
  • European Standards BS EN 12763
  • BS EN 15004
  • BS EN 15004
  • BS EN 144765 Both sanitizers are subject to identical, independently certified testing methods, including tests on skin.
  • Halal-certified Yes – certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) No
  • Active substances Benzalkonium chloride (BKC) and Didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) Ethanol Alcohol-free sanitizer is softer on the skin. The active substances do not strip away oils in our skin that retain moisture to the same extent as 70% alcohol sanitizer.
  • WHO-recommended (as of August 2020) No Yes Alcohol is the most widely available antimicrobial chemical, and breweries have been able to satisfy the extra demand caused by coronavirus. 70% alcohol hand sanitizer is also easy to manufacture, helping the supply chain when demand is high
  • Essex offer – both 70% alcohol and alcohol-free sanitizers

BS EN 1276 is a European Standard test method that evaluates the efficacy of a disinfectant against bacteria such as MRSA, Salmonella typhimurium, E. Coli, Enterococcus hirae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
BS EN 1500 is a European Standard test method, required by the NHS, that evaluates the efficacy of a hygienic handrub by measuring the number of viable bacteria remaining on the fingertips of human participants after contamination and handrub exposure
BS EN 14476 is a European Standard test method that evaluates the efficacy of a disinfectant against enveloped viruses. Annex A of BS EN 14476 includes coronavirus in the examples of enveloped viruses.

Essex Supplies UK “Business As Normal”

Essex Supplies has been open during the whole lockdown/covid period and we aim to remain open for all our customers and potential new business needs.

We have worked hard to maintain our stock quality and stock levels are up to date and also trying hard to maintain prices as best as we can. We are also adding new products that we feel the market has demanded during COVID 19. 

Our sales force is fully functional (limited or only essential site visits at this time) so feel free to call or email to make contact with any requirements or needs you may have. Our drivers are also fully functional and ready to go with deliveries. 

Thank you for your support and we aim to support you best we can during this uncertain time. Hopefully we will be back to normal service very soon.

Stay Safe and Thank You 

The Team @ Essex Supplies “One Stop Shop for supplies and for service”



NEW VIirabact Red Concentrate 60 Second Covid Kill Time

Virabact Concentrate Red
Provides quick, easy cleaning and sanitising for all food preparation surfaces, microwaves, chopping boards, cupboards, fridges, freezers and more.

Contains no perfumes so is non-tainting and therefore food safe.

Conforms to BS EN 1276 killing 99.999% of bacteria within 60 seconds.

Conforms to BS EN 14476 against enveloped viruses with a contact time of 60 seconds under clean conditions.

Also conforms to BS EN 1650 and BS EN 13697 (bacteria and yeast).

Pack Size: 2x5LOrder Ref: 064VBC/RED/5

Pack Size: 6 x 750ml Ref 064VBC/RED/750