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Germ and virus free shopping in supermarkets, drugstores and hardware stores
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Germ and virus free shopping in supermarkets, drugstores and hardware stores

Disinfection of surfaces and product packaging with Trotec ozone generators

Seasonal flu epidemics, moulds and bacterial pathogens present supermarkets, pharmacies and drugstores with a number of challenges. Day after day, hundreds of hands reach for a shopping cart or basket, pick up goods for inspection and make cashless payments at the POS cash system.

Ozone disinfection in sales rooms

Many germs are harmless
but individual pathogens are highly infectious

Everyone carries invisible germs- most of them are harmless and belong to the natural skin flora. But if, for example, a customer does not wash their hands after going to the toilet or sneezes the flu viruses into his open hand, these pathogens stick to the handle of the shopping trolley, the glass surface on the meat counter or the product packaging in no time at all. Diarrhoea pathogens, intestinal germs and mould spores are not uncommon in the highly frequented retail trade and year after year new infectious pathogens are added, which, for example, like the Norovirus or SARS-CoV-2, are transmitted via a chain of contact. From now on, these pathogens adhere invisibly to objects, packaging or door handles, are passed on through the hands and then led unnoticed to the mouth. This transmission path plays an important role, especially with intestinal bacteria, but pathogens such as noroviruses, rotaviruses and the coronavirus also enter the body via the smear infection.

This is aggravated by the fact that some surfaces are more infectious than others and that microorganisms that are harmful to health sometimes have a quite high resistance. Studies have shown that noroviruses, for example, can last for several days and coronaviruses up to 72 hours on plastic/stainless steel surfaces and remain infectious, while on cardboard and paper packaging they remain infectious for as long as 24 hours.

Viruses and bacteria: A Curse and a blessing for trade

While smaller retail shops are usually massively affected by a loss of demand in times of a flu epidemic or the corona crisis, supermarkets and drugstore retail are almost overrun by customers. This not only increases the aforementioned risk of infection, but also pushes employees to their limits, so that resources for additional hygiene and disinfection measures have to be purchased expensively from outside.

The solution from Trotec: Germ-free shopping areas thanks to the ozone disinfection system

With the powerful ozone generators of the Airozon series, Trotec offers supermarkets, DIY stores and drugstores a solution that is as effective as it is time- and cost-saving, in order to meet the challenges of effective surface disinfection even in crisis situations

Airozon 10000 and Airozon Supercracker: Mobile hygiene and disinfection professionals

The ozone generators Airozon 10000 and Airozon Supercracker can be used flexibly due to their compact dimensions. With an ozone output of 10,000 milligrams/hour for the Airozon 10000 and 10,000 milligrams/hour for the Airozon Supercracker, large-scale disinfection work can be carried out before or after shop opening hours. In the ozonization process, the generators use only the available room air – without the addition of environmentally harmful or expensive chemicals. For this purpose, the oxygen (O2) contained in the room air is converted into ozone (O3), which is then emitted in highly concentrated form for disinfection purposes from, for example, shelves, shopping trolleys, glass counters and checkout areas. Since an ozone molecule is very unstable, the excess ozone in a room decays again after only 30 minutes. Ozone therefore has a very powerful virus-killing effect and disappears completely after treatment.

Airozon ozone generators eliminate without residue:

  • viruses
  • bacteria
  • mould spores
  • unpleasant odours

Harmless for the assortment of goods, open food and stock

By dispensing with chemicals, ozonisation can be used in almost any environment. In the food industry, products such as salad, fruit or vegetables are treated with ozone water because ozone destroys fungal spores and micro-organisms.

Airozone-ozonisation saves time and does not require additional personnel

In comparison to labour and personnel-intensive spray and wipe disinfection, ozone treatment offers a number of advantages. By using a mobile Airozon 10000 or Airozon Supercracker, disinfection times can be considerably reduced compared to a mechanical cleaning process and can be carried out before or after shop opening hours without the need for personnel. Even hard-to-reach areas, which are often neglected in wipe disinfection, can be treated by an Airozon ozone generator with consistently high thoroughness.

The advantages of airozone-ozonisation in a nutshell:

  • Residue-free decontamination
  • No personnel and no expensive chemicals for disinfection
  • Also suitable for unplanned rapid deployment
  • Reduces disinfection times considerably
  • Neutralisation of unpleasant odours
  • Reliably kills human pathogenic viruses and bacteria
  • Effective against viruses, bacteria, spores, germs and microorganisms
  • Comprehensive control – even in places difficult to access
  • Faster and more efficient than mechanical cleaning methods
  • Disinfected sales areas can be used again quickly

To buy or to rent:
Trotec supplies the right equipment including instruction

Regardless of whether you want to rent an Airozon 10000 or an Airozon Supercracker for the short term or buy one for long-term use – the devices are always in stock at Trotec.

NOTICE: The devices may only be used by trained specialists! Trotec offers courses to instruct you in the handling and risks associated with the treatment and correct operation! If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at or call us on +49 2452 962-400.

You can, of course, simply rent the units as well. In this case please contact via E-Mail our TKL rental centre or simply call us on +49 2452 962-160

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