Why UCARCIDE™ 25 For Your Laundry Detergents?
What is UCARCIDE™ 25 Antimicrobial?
UCARCIDE™ 25 antimicrobial is a glutaraldehyde-based preservative and antimicrobial manufactured by DuPont. UCARCIDE™ 25 provides superior wet-state preservation and in-can protection to a variety of water-based products and formulations in the consumer and industrial markets.
The Glutaraldehyde chemistry or 1,5-Pentandial is widely used as a preservative, disinfectant, and sterilant in various applications.
UCARCIDE™ 25, a glutaraldehyde based preservative, is an ideal preservative for a variety of household, institutional and industrial formulations especially laundry detergents, cleaners, and fabric softeners for the following reasons:
es and products, to control the growth of bacteria and fungi. It also carries approvals from Canada PMRA and Europe BFR.
UCARCIDE™ 25 Top Recommended Applications
UCARCIDE™ 25 Use Level and Application Details
UCARIDE™ 25 is supplied in a liquid solution and is recommended for use in aqueous or water-containing products and systems, including industrial, institutional, and consumer in-can processes and products. Glutaraldehyde (CAS# 111-30-8), the active of UCARIDE™ 25, controls and prevents the microbial growth of bacteria and fungi in cleaners and laundry detergents.
For effective preservation, add UCARCIDE 25 antimicrobial to the product formulation at a rate of 0.04% to 0.4% based on the water content of the product (0.4 to 4.0 lbs UCARCIDE 25 Antimicrobial per 1,000 lbs water content).
UCARCIDE™ 25 antimicrobials are compatible with systems containing tertiary amines, and quaternary ammonium compounds and secondary amines (at concentrations of less than 0.05%).
UCARCIDE™ 25 antimicrobial performance can be affected by the presence of ammonia, primary amines, and enzymes the same as most of the non-oxidizing biocides and preservatives. However, the loss of efficacy may be minimized by adjusting the pH to the acidic pH range. This action will form amine salts that are far less reactive with glutaraldehyde than is the free-amine form.