Otex Disinfection Explained
OTEX provides fantastic peace of mind for laundry room staff across the UK, but just how does it work?
Ozone, a gas, is produced when oxygen molecules are split into single oxygen atoms, and then reformed via the corona discharge to create an ozone molecule, which consists of three oxygen atoms.
When injected into a cool water wash cycle through our patented interfusor, ozone attacks and damages the cell membranes of bacteria, spores, viruses, yeasts and moulds by causing an oxidative reaction on contact. As they can no longer hold their original shape, the cell or micro-organism dies or is destroyed. This process is sometimes referred to as lysis.
During the OTEX disinfection process, ozone gas is continuously generated and injected into the machine drum throughout the wash cycle. Afterwards, ozone quickly breaks down into harmless oxygen molecules and is washed away.
The OTEX Process
Meet and Exceed Regulatory Standards with OTEX
OTEX is designed to aid compliance with a number of different regulations, including HTM 01-04 and HACCP reporting. It makes auditing and compliance easy, as it provides verification of disinfection after every wash.
A Natural, Cost-Effective Solution
With OTEX, you’ll get clean, hygienic linen that lasts longer, as you won’t be running hot temperatures that destroy fibres and cut short the life of your towels, sheets and other items. With no need for hot water, you can run cool wash cycles and still be confident that your laundry has been completely disinfected.