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Household & Commercial Cleaning
Protect household and industrial cleaning products from contamination and spoilage

Household & Commercial Cleaning

While it may seem strange, household products like detergents, laundry products or cleaning products need to stay clean in order to keep working properly. Otherwise they can become contaminated with bacteria, yeast and mold that can cause them to spoil.

Our broad range of preservatives help to protect household products from bacteria, yeast and mold, to keep them performing. We also offer technologies to protect industrial and institutional cleaners against contamination and spoilage.

We can help you design a preservative package that will help you meet the needs of your product – from ultra-mild formulations to longer shelf life; from affordability to ecolabel compliance.

Cleaning Applications

We offer technology for rapid decontamination and extended preservation of household and janitorial (institutional and industrial) products including:

  • Hand and automatic dishwashing liquids
  • Liquid laundry products
  • Fabric softeners
  • Floor and furniture care products
  • Hard surface cleaning products
  • Household wipes
  • Industrial and commercial cleaning products

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Product Name

Active Ingredient

Features & Benefits

5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one / 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (CMIT / MIT)

  • Exceptional broad spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi
  • Very low use rate

1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT)

  • Protection against bacteria
  • Heat and pH stable
  • Works well with other actives like CMIT, MIT, bronopol, etc.
  • Isothiazolone that is most stable with amines

2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (MIT)

  • Broad spectrum bactericide
  • May control fungi at high pH in surfactant systems
  • Temperature / pH stable ( up to 12)
  • No salt formulations / water based

2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (OIT)

  • Excellent protection / activity against fungi

5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one / 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and 2-Bromo-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol (CMIT / MIT and Bronopol)

  • Blend designed for excellent broad spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi, including Pseudomonas species

BIOBAN™ 425 

*Approved in some European countries for Homecare

octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (MIT/,OIT)

  • Broad-spectrum preservation with enhanced fungal protection –excellent for preserving wipes
  • Good pH and temperature stability
  • Ease of incorporation into household products


  • Broad spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi
  • Fast acting biocide


*Approved in some countries for Homecare

  • Ultra mild preservation
  • Good pH and temperature stability
  • Bactericide , especially gram negative bacteria

2,2-Dibromo-3-nitrilo-propionamide (DBNPA)

  • Quick kill biocide for rapid decontamination and plant hygiene
  • May boost perfromance of long term preservatives