Due to the corona virus Covid-19, there is an urgent need for disinfection of tents (i.e. for rental purposes). We received many questions regarding the type of disinfectant that can be used on tent canvas without causing damage on the fabric. Our supplier TenCate outdoor fabrics gives the following advise:
“We have tested several disinfectants to check the effect of the disinfectants on the fabric. Test results show that disinfectants that contain soap ingredients cannot be used because they affect the functional properties of the canvas.
Our laboratory also found that using ozone water does not damage TenCate Outdoor Fabrics tent cloth. Ozone water does not have any negative influence on the functional properties, like for example water column.
We therefore advise to use ozone water for disinfection of TenCate tent fabric. One supplier of stabilized ozone water is Tersano, who offers several products for this in different sizes and apply methods. In addition, Tersano claims that the solution is effective in removing >99.99% of virus within one minute. For more information about the product, please contact Tersano or visit the website www.tersano.com.”