The Power of Chlorine Dioxide


Chlorine dioxide is the chemistry at the very heart of Cache. Delivering powerful disinfection without compromising on compatibility, safety, or ease of use.

Just as Tristel delivers chlorine dioxide for the decontamination of medical devices, Cache does the same for surface disinfection in healthcare settings.

Chlorine dioxide is an oxidizer. Oxidizers work by stealing electrons from nearby microorganisms, which damages their cell walls and ultimately destroys them. This mode of action means microorganisms cannot build resistance to chlorine dioxide, even with persistent use.
ClO2 has a low oxidation potential, meaning it can steal electrons from passing microorganisms without producing unwanted by-products. A low oxidation potential is also what gives ClO2 its excellent material compatibility, making it ideal for frequent use on high touch surfaces.

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is very different to Chlorine (Cl2). Oxidation capacity refers to the number of electrons one molecule can obtain from microorganisms around it. ClO2 has a capacity for 5 electrons, whereas Cl2 has a capacity for just 2, less than half. This means ClO2 works over twice as efficiently as Cl2, and that the ppm of ClO2 can be far lower even when dealing with bacterial spores such as C. difficile.

When using alternative chemistries to disinfect surfaces, dilution rates and contact times may differ depending on the level of efficacy you are trying to achieve. ClO2 eliminates the guess work.

One chemistry. One dilution. One contact time. All surfaces.