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ACL® Chlorinated Isocyanurates for Cleaners and Detergents

What is ACL®?

ACL® is a range of chlorinated isocyanurates from OxyChem typically used as a concentrated source of chlorine in various applications. ACL® products are excellent for bleaches, detergents, cleaners, and sanitizers. The number designated with the ACL® grade is the approximately available chlorine in the product.

Why is ACL® a preferred chlorine source for cleaning products and detergents?

OxyChem ACL® chlorinated isocyanurates offer a safer and more efficient alternative to inorganic hypochlorites used in laundry bleach formulations. Unlike hypochlorites, ACL® products allow formulations to be minimally damaging to fabrics while delivering the necessary bleaching efficiency.
ACL® products release their available chlorine very rapidly, resulting in a formulation that retains its full chlorine value. It is the fastest and most effective solid chlorine product in chlorine bleach detergents today.


Greater formulation flexibility 
ACL® can be used in liquid or dry bleach formulations.
Product range to fit every need
OxyChem offers multiple grades of isocyanurates with active chlorine concentrations ranging between 56% and 90% with different grain sizes.
OxyChem offers the highest levels of chlorine on the market that are not free chlorine, giving the most bang for the buck.

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ACL® Applications in HI&I Cleaners and Detergents

Laundry bleaches:

ACL® is widely used as a bleaching agent in industrial and institutional dry bleach formulations, especially in cotton fabric bleaches. It offers high solubility, a rapid rate of solution, and bleaching efficiency as high as hypochlorites. ACL® is also safer because it causes less fabric damage than hypochlorites if accidentally spilled directly on fabrics.


Machine dishwashing detergents:

ACL® is excellent for use in machine dishwashing detergents for home, industrial, and institutional cleaning applications. The chlorine contributes to the detergent's overall cleaning power by oxidizing proteinaceous soil, leaving dishes shiny, and reducing spots on glassware.



General-purpose cleaners and sanitizers

ACL® is highly effective in removing odor, stains, and proteinaceous soils when used in HIC cleaning formulations. This chlorine-releasing agent also offers germicidal activity equivalent to sodium hypochlorite solutions. ACL® is stable over a broader pH range and used at lower addition levels.

The FDA has approved the use of ACL® for preparing solutions that can be used to sanitize food-processing equipment, utensils, and other food contact uses as specified in article four under Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations within the conditions prescribed. Any product labeled or intended for use as a disinfectant or sanitizer requires registration with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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