Glyclean™ D70

A Strong Disinfecting Agent Approved to Kill SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of Covid-19

Covid-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. Glyclean Hard Surface Cleaner kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Rhinovirus Type 37 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at for additional information.

Glyclean™ D70 is nonflammable, low VOC, antimicrobial (AM) raw material based upon glycolic acid. It is designed for use in various hard surface cleaning and disinfecting formulations. Glyclean™ D70 has low corrosivity, making it effective for household and institutional cleaning applications, including removing soap scum and hard water deposits.

U.S. EPA-registered formulations that utilize Glyclean™ D70 as the active ingredient include (Note: these formulations are available for sub-registration, they are not available for sale to end-users):

  • Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner (EPA List N approved to kill SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus)
  • Glyclean™ Pine Cleaner
  • Glyclean™ Toilet Bowl Cleaner


Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner

This product qualifies for emerging viral pathogen claims per the EPA's 'Guidance to Registrants: Process for Making Claims Against Emerging Viral Pathogens not on EPA-Registered Disinfectant Labels' when used in accordance with the appropriate use directions indicated below.

This product meets the criteria to make claims against certain emerging viral pathogens from the following viral categories:

  • Enveloped Viruses
  • Large Non-Enveloped Viruses

For an emerging viral pathogen that is an ...

... following the directions for use for the following supporting organism(s) on the label:

Enveloped virus

Rhinovirus Type 37

Large Non-Enveloped Virus

Rhinovirus Type 37

Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Rhinovirus Type 37 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at for additional information.

Formulation Testing

Testing was done utilizing the Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner formulation with a 5% Glyclean™ D70 active ingredient concentration that has been EPA registered. Testing was conducted to determine efficacy on hard, non-porous surfaces using the AOAC method 961.02 for germicidal sprays as disinfectants. This testing was conducted in the presence of a 5% fetal bovine serum organic load to allow for a one-step clean and disinfect claim. The date for both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as several viral strains, are presented below. Bactericidal and viricidal activity (i.e., complete kill, expressed as % reduction) was achieved in 10 min.



% Reduction

Escherichia coli



Escherichia coli O157:H7



Pseudomonas aeruginosa



Salmonella choleraesuis



Staphylococcus aureus






% Reduction

Herpes simplex virus type 1

VR-733, strain F(1)


Influenza type A2

VR-544, strain Hong Kong


Rhinovirus type 37

VR-1147, strain 151-1



Glyclean™ D70 Features and Benefits

As a registered EPA antimicrobial ingredient, glycolic acid is the active ingredient in the formulation of liquid, nonporous hard surface disinfectants for household, industrial, institutional, and commercial locations.



Strong disinfectant

Kills a broad range of bacteria and viruses including SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19

Excellent solubility of hard water salts, including calcium and magnesium

Effective and efficient soap scum and hard water salt removal

Excellent rinsability

Leaves minimal residue

A 90% biodegradable rate within seven days

Environmentally friendly

Low toxicity and volatility

Safe in its intended uses for consumers

Compatible with a wide range of formulation ingredients

Easy to create a formula to meet consumer needs