A Review of the Oleonix Disinfectant Cleaner

At Oleonix, we pride ourselves on receiving exceptional reviews on our Disinfectant Cleaner, Full Spectrum Cleaner, and complementary products. These positive reviews from customers are a testament to our industry-leading products that cut through dirt like no other cleaning products available. This review comes from Katrina Fitzgerald, the Health and Safety Manager at an extremely busy educational centre. During normal opening hours, the campus receives a footfall of between 3,000 and 4,000 staff, students, and visitors each day, creating a high demand for effective cleaning.

Katrina is responsible for the coordination of a team of 23 cleaning staff and must ensure that a regimented cleaning process is completed over 8 sites. Due to the size and high footfall of the educational centre, the cleaning process is highly time-consuming and involves multiple cleaning products. One of Katrina’s suppliers, Cromwell, recommended our Disinfectant Cleaner and accompanying scrub and wipe microfibre cloths because they regularly receive positive feedback from existing customers.

Oleonix Disinfectant Cleaner Works Differently

Safe for use in any industry, our products are highly effective in removing tough dirt and stains from all types of surfaces. Due to its broad-based disinfectant, the Oleonix Disinfectant Cleaner kills 99.9% of all known germs and bacteria and can safely be used as a hand sanitiser. When trialling the powerful solution, the cleaning staff were astonished by the results. Using the product in its diluted form, staff were able to easily wipe away long-established marks and stains from different surfaces around the educational centre. Katrina and her team now use the Disinfectant Cleaner for general cleaning purposes throughout the 8 sites on campus.

The Disinfectant Cleaner works differently by targeting embedded dirt in the surface valleys, breaking the bond created between the substrate and attached dirt. Unlike competing products, our cleaning products aim to remove even the smallest dirt particles that are often left behind during the cleaning process. If left behind, these small particles will attract more dirt and help the dirt adhere to the surface, creating a dirtier surface. By removing all dirt particles from a surface, our Disinfectant Cleaner ensures that the surface stays clean for as long as possible, reducing the required frequency of cleaning.

Combatting Covid

Due to the high footfall on campus, it is essential that Katrina and her team mitigate the risk of infection during these uncertain times. As a result, the Disinfectant Cleaner is also being channeled through an electrostatic misting system and released into the air. The product is odourless and harmless to humans and animals, making it the perfect product to diffuse in the buildings. This safeguarding initiative is being used on a daily basis throughout the campus to eliminate airborne particles lingering in the air and lower the risk of contamination, providing staff and students with peace of mind.

Oleonix Saves Centre £20,000 Per Year

Due to the built-in disinfectant, switching to our cleaning product has removed the need for Katrina to purchase an additional disinfectant. By changing to a single cleaning product for all site cleaning, our Disinfectant Cleaner has allowed the facility to save over £20,000 every year in cleaning supplies. These cost savings were supported by the flexibility offered by our solution, which allows the team to modify the dilution based on the cleaning task. In addition to cost savings, our product has lowered the risk of airborne infection and reduced the amount of time taken to clean the campus, while achieving superior results.

If you’re interested in how Oleonix can cut your cleaning costs, please contact us.

Oleonix Crisp Company Case Study

Oleonix Supports Leading Crisp Manufacturer

We worked with one of the leading crisp manufacturers in the UK, helping them to streamline their cleaning procedure and drastically reduce their cleaning times and costs. Producing around 11 million packs of flavoured crisps and non-potato-based snack foods a day, the company operates one of the largest crisp production plants in the world and several smaller sites.

Due to industry regulations, the British crisp manufacturer has a responsibility to keep its factories compliant with Food Hygiene and Safety requirements. To protect its customers, food areas and equipment must be cleaned and disinfected between different tasks, resulting in production downtime. The company was using several different cleaning products to remove the dirt that sticks to surfaces during the production process, but due to the strong bond between the dirt and the food contact areas, the company struggled to effectively clean the grease-covered surfaces in a short amount of time.

Oleonix saves crisp company £4 million a year
An internal wall with polymerised oil sticking to it. Using Oleonix, oil was coming off the surface without any wiping action.

Compliant With Food Industry Regulations

Finding the right cleaning product became even more challenging in 2014 when the European Union introduced new legislation reducing the volume of quat based disinfectant remaining on a cleaned surface that could transfer back into food that touches the cleaned surface. The old maximum residue level of 0.5mg/kg was replaced by a new level of 0.1mg/kg. As a result, the crisp manufacturer needed a no-rinse solution that was compliant with this new legislation and able to achieve the target cleanliness level in less time.

Based on the new EU legislation around quat volumes, we made adjustments to the formulation of our Disinfectant Cleaner to create a new version that meets the target residue levels of 0.1mg/kg. The crisp manufacturer worked with Campden BRI to confirm our Disinfectant Cleaner met the maximum residue level required before trialing the solution.

A Two-in-One Solution That Cuts Cleaning Times In Half

As the name suggests, the Oleonix Disinfectant Cleaner comes equipped with a quat biocide to create a multi-purpose cleaner with a hospital-grade disinfectant built in. Providing all the cleaning power needed in one solution, our Disinfectant Cleaner outperforms rival cleaning products and can replace over fifteen different chemicals commonly used in the food industry.

We know that dirt struggles to stick to spotlessly clean surfaces, which is why our unique active agent ‘micriolysis’ targets all of the dirt particles embedded in the surface valley and removes even the smallest particles that other cleaning products miss, resulting in cleaner surfaces that stay clean for longer. Using our Disinfectant Cleaner, the snack foods company can easily clean the grease-covered surfaces and has managed to cut cleaning times by up to 50% compared with previous protocols involving multiple cleaning products, resulting in less downtime and increased productivity.

Oleonix solves crisp manufacturers cleaning challenges
The ‘before’ image shows a potato cutter soaked for 24 hours in a competitor’s neat cleaning product. The ‘after’ image shows that same Potato cutter soaked for 10 minutes in Oleonix at 10:1.

Oleonix Saves Company £4Million Per Year

The crisp manufacturer now depends on our Disinfectant Cleaner to keep its production sites compliant with food regulations and reduce the amount of money spent on cleaning supplies. Our flexible cleaning solution allows the company to modify the dilution used based on how dirty a surface is, enhancing its cost-effectiveness. Switching to a single product for all its cleaning needs has allowed the company to significantly cut its chemical costs, saving each site an average of £48,000 per year and the company as a whole £4,000,000 per year in reduced cleaning time and increased productivity.

Oleonix works with crisp snack foods company
Baked on oil cleaned with our spray and wipe.

Other Key Benefits

  • Compliant with EU Maximum Residue Level
  • Reduces cleaning times and frequency
  • Able to remove grease from all food contact surfaces and factory floors
  • Replaces fifteen cleaning chemicals commonly used in the food industry
  • Cuts cleaning costs
  • Less water used
  • Human safe and approved for use in the food industry
  • Safe for cleaners – no fumes emitted or specific PPE required

If you’d like to learn more about how Oleonix can help your business, please contact us.

Oleonix Rail Freight Company Case Study

Solving The UK’s Largest Rail Freight Company’s Cleaning Issues

We partnered with one of the largest rail freight transport companies in the UK, to help them improve their cleaning process. Operating over 225 locomotives, the company transports large cargo across the UK rail network for commercial customers and public sector organisations.

Due to the volume of industrial dirt, the leading freight train company struggled to clean its freight trains, floors, and platforms. Coming into contact with the most challenging substances, including grease, oil, fuel, excrement, and blood, the undersides of the trains were particularly time-consuming to clean.

The rail freight and logistics provider was using a neat acid cleaning solution that didn’t successfully remove all of the dirt and left acid streaks on surfaces. They were spending too much time and money on cleaning platforms, floors, and locomotives covered in industrial dirt and wanted a cleaning product capable of reducing this burden while achieving better results.

Oleonix partners with rail freight company

This picture of one of their trains demonstrates the difference between the surface being cleaned with a neat acid and Oleonix. You can see the acid streaks left on the surface, whereas the centre has been cleaned with Oleonix’s spray and wipe.

The Power Of ‘Micriolysis’

The Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner can penetrate and remove all types of dirt from any surface like no other cleaning product available on the market. Simply mix it with water to activate the power of ‘micriolysis’, the active agent which we created in-house using a unique blend of cleaning chemicals to produce an unrivalled level of cleaning power.

During the creation of our cleaning solutions, we ran trials and found that the cleaner a surface is, the harder it is for additional dirt to stick to it. For this reason, we specifically designed our Full Spectrum Cleaner to go deeper than conventional cleaning products and remove even the smallest dirt particles adhered to the surface. Doing this creates an exceptionally clean surface that dirt struggles to attach to, ensuring that the surface stays clean for as long as possible.

One of the company’s trains covered in oil, grease, fuel, blood, and excrement. The centre has been cleaned with our spray and wipe.

Oleonix Removes Industrial Dirt With Ease

Our team demonstrated the power of the Full Spectrum Cleaner to the award-winning rail freight company, who were blown away by the results. It cleaned their trains, platforms, and floors with ease and was even able to remove the toughest industrial dirt from the undersides of the train carriages. During the demonstration, the company saw how poorly their old cleaning products were performing and were delighted that they could achieve better results with one superior product.

Switching to a single product for all cleaning requirements has significantly reduced cleaning times and saves each site an average of £38,000 on chemical costs. The Full Spectrum Cleaner offers the flexibility to modify the dilution based on how dirty the surface is, allowing further reductions in cleaning costs. The large rail freight company is now using our Full Spectrum Cleaner throughout the business to remove all types of industrial dirt and achieve clean surfaces that stay clean for as long as possible.

One of their floors, cleaned with Oleonix.

The Impact of Oleonix

  • We are saving each site an average of £38,000 on reduced chemical costs
  • Cleaner surfaces that stay clean for longer
  • Reduced time spent cleaning
  • Reduced cleaning frequency and increased productivity
  • One cleaning product instead of several
  • Lower cleaning costs
  • No more acid streaks running down their trains
  • Fewer chemicals in the cleaning process

If you’d like to learn more about how Oleonix can help your business, please contact us.


With evidence suggesting that COVID-19 particles remain on surfaces for hours or even days, effective cleaning plays a vital role in limiting the transmission of the virus. As a result, businesses are now treating the cleaning of their workplaces as business-critical. While regular cleaning has been scientifically proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19, selecting the best cleaning products to control the virus remains challenging for businesses looking to get back to work safely.

The Myth Around Cleaning and Covid-19

Despite claims from some chemical manufacturers, there is currently no product available on the market that is safe for human use and capable of killing COVID-19. If a cleaning product was able to kill COVID-19, this would be promoted by the government as a measure of stopping the pandemic in its tracks.

Commercial cleaning manufacturers are guilty of misleading customers with claims that their products can kill the virus, but in reality, their products will only kill the first 18 strains, not the 19th strain that has spread across the world. As a result of this, workplaces are generally high-risk areas and the best way to protect employees is through regular effective cleaning.

At Oleonix, we are helping businesses from an array of industries return to work safely using our superior cleaning products and rich industry knowledge of commercial cleaning. Our unique cleaning solutions provide peace of mind to employees by targeting the dirt that virus particles stick to, creating clean surfaces that are COVID-19 free.

Hand Sanitisers Don’t Kill the Virus

Widespread confusion lies in the belief that hand sanitisers are capable of killing the virus. While hand sanitisers do kill common viruses and the flu, they only push COVID-19 further into our skin, making it more challenging to dispel from our bodies. The most effective means of completely dislodging the virus cells from our hands is through the use of soap and water. Businesses must communicate this to their employees and encourage them to wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds several times a day. Doing so will reduce the likelihood of surface contamination and reduce the risk of staff contracting the virus.

Hand sanitisers still prove to be advantageous for businesses, particularly during the winter period where absences due to sickness are common. Proven to kill 99.9% of known bacteria and viruses, the use of hand sanitisers should be promoted in workplaces to mitigate the spread of illnesses like the common cold and flu and reduce employee absenteeism rates.

Cleaning Surfaces Is More Important than Disinfecting Them

While disinfecting a surface may kill bacteria and common virus particles, it does not target the embedded dirt on the surface or effectively remove COVID-19 particles. This creates a problem for workplaces, as the dirt left behind will quickly attract bacteria and virus particles back to the surface, meaning the time spent disinfecting the surface was only effective in mitigating the spread of known and common viruses on a short term basis.

Conventional cleaners struggle to remove dirt because it adheres to surfaces and bonds through surface tension. They may be able to remove larger dirt particles, but smaller particles will remain embedded in the surface valleys. Even after cleaning the surface, if a carrier of COVID-19 touches it, the virus will stick to the embedded dirt and contaminate the surface.

When creating our cleaning products, we follow a unique approach to ensure that they are effective in removing all embedded dirt from hard surfaces. Our in-house manufacturing process and unique blend of cleaning chemicals helped us to create ‘Micriolysis’, the active agent in all of our cleaning products, which removes even the toughest dirt like oil and grease, reducing the likelihood of COVID particles attaching to the clean surface.

Oleonix Is Here to Help

To ensure a COVID-secure workplace and protect your employees, you must not only disinfect a surface but effectively break the surface tension and remove all of the dirt that has bonded to the surface.

The Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner is incredibly powerful and can be safely used on all surfaces. Due to ‘Micriolysis’, our Full Spectrum Cleaner penetrates through the dirt, eliminating the bond and releasing all the embedded dirt from surface pores ready to be wiped away. Any COVID-19 particles on the surface will release and attach to the cloth you are using, which can then be rinsed or thrown away.

Our Disinfectant Cleaner is highly effective in cleaning offices, factories, and other workplaces using just one product. Working in the same way as the Full Spectrum Cleaner, it comes equipped with 1% disinfectant built-in, which is proven to kill 99.9% of all known germs and bacteria. Using our two-in-one solution has helped companies around the UK protect their employees while cutting their cleaning times and associated costs in half. The most effective method of making a business a COVID-19 secure workplace is through the removal of the virus from all surfaces, which can be achieved using our Full Spectrum Cleaner or our Disinfectant Cleaner.


To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, cleaning your workplace must be considered as business-critical and integrated into your daily operations. While disinfecting surfaces does have its benefits, it must be coupled with effective cleaning to provide the highest level of safety to your staff. Our cleaning products are specifically designed to remove tough dirt, which helps to prevent virus particles from sticking to hard surfaces, creating a COVID-19 secure workplace while reducing cleaning frequency and costs.

If you want to cut your cleaning time and costs in half while ensuring a COVID-secure workplace, please contact us.