South Carolina Companies Scale Up Production of Disinfectant

Contec, Inc. (Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA), a leading manufacturer of critical cleaning products and cleanroom supplies, is scaling up production of its Sporicidin brand disinfectant, in response to a growing demand for antibacterial cleaning supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help produce mass quantities of the product, Contec, Inc. has partnered with Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA), a diversified global manufacturer and materials science company.

Sporicidin is a disinfectant used primarily for mold and water damage remediation, as well as for infection and contamination control by hospitals, medical and dental offices, veterinary clinics, and restoration professionals. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered intermediate level disinfectant cleans, disinfects, and provides 100% kill of pathogenic vegetative organisms with continuous residual activity for up to six months.

Along with its antimicrobial properties, Sporicidin is compatible with plastics, wood, glass, and metals, and is also non-staining, non-abrasive, and non-corrosive. The product also carries a Category IV EPA toxicity rating—the lowest toxicity rating given to antimicrobials.

“Milliken immediately came to mind when we decided to bring on a new manufacturing partner,” says Jack McBride, chief operating officer (CEO) of Contec, Inc. “Milliken is a trusted, key community player with the mass production, quality systems and speed-to-market capabilities needed to help us provide critical cleaning solutions to healthcare facilities without delay.”

“Companies are adapting their core competencies to meet the global challenges brought on by COVID-19,” says Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO of Milliken. “Partnering with Contec, Inc. was a natural fit, and gave Milliken the opportunity to quickly reconfigure our manufacturing capabilities and rapidly solve problems for our customers and communities.”

Sporicidin production began at Milliken on May 12, after a record ramp-up of only four weeks. Milliken quickly undertook an intensive technical process in which they completed all EPA requirements and implemented training and protocols to safely produce the disinfectant.

Source: Contec, Inc.,