Surface Compatibility

Safeguard Patient Environments While Protecting Your Equipment

Our products are scientifically tested on a variety of medical surfaces and equipment through the Clorox Healthcare Compatible program.

Compatibility and Common Surfaces

Metals, plastics, laminates and more: Numerous materials are found in healthcare facilities. To help you make the best disinfectant choices for protecting your patient environment and keeping your surfaces clean, our scientists have tested each of our disinfectants on these materials.

Get a comprehensive overview with these documents:

Disinfectant Compatibility Chart (PDF)

UV Compatibility Chart (PDF)

Equipment Makers That Endorse Clorox Healthcare

Clorox Healthcare works with leading medical equipment manufacturers to test our disinfectants on their equipment.

See which manufacturers approve of our products for use on their equipment:

Endorsement Guides (PDF)

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Surface Compatibility Education and Resources

At Clorox Healthcare, we are constantly evolving our formulas to improve surface compatibility without making efficacy trade-offs.

We also encourage our customers to speak with medical equipment manufacturers about the importance of designing equipment that can be effectively disinfected. The following materials and resources are designed to help you navigate the topic of surface compatibility in your facility.

Compatibility Checklist: What to Ask Manufacturers (PDF)

Executive Briefing: Surface Compatibility (PDF)

Article: Disinfection & Facility Maintenance (PDF)

Article: Understanding and Managing Residue (PDF)

Article: Selecting the Ideal Healthcare Disinfectant

Manufacturers Spotlight

 Kwalu logo

Kwalu incorporates rigorous surface compatibility testing with stylish furniture design for healthcare facilities. Clorox Healthcare® disinfectants are approved for use on all Kwalu furniture.

Eastman logo

Eastman sets the standard for plastics compatibility testing with its four-step methodology. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, used in a variety of medical equipment, is compatible with Clorox Healthcare® disinfectants.

See the Four-Step Test in Action:

 Prime Medical logo

Prime Medical’s bleach-friendly line of cubicle curtains, bed linens, scrubs, lab coats and patient gowns retain a sanitizing shield of chlorine after each wash in any EPA-registered bleach, without fading the fabric. Compatible with Clorox Healthcare® Fuzion Cleaner Disinfectant and Clorox® Germicidal Bleach.

See the Fabric Technology in Action: