Supplier's Corner

Triclosan Alternatives Available from Lonza

September 27, 2013

Lonza supplies two highly effective antimicrobials to formulators of hygiene products and hand soaps seeking alternative active ingredients. Registered for use by the EPA, Lonza’s Hyamine 1622, is a benzethonium chloride antimicrobial that is approved for formulations in a variety of industrial or household sanitizers and disinfectants.

Lonzagard benzethonium chloride USP antimicrobials can be used as an active ingredient in numerous hygiene applications including non-alcohol hand sanitizers. It provides a short contact time against a large number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial organisms and is fully compatible with a wide variety of formulations as well as most types of cationic and nonionic systems. It has an excellent efficacy and safety profile as an antimicrobial ingredient. The US FDA and the EPA are conducting scientific and regulatory reviews of triclosan use.

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent used in a variety of consumer and industrial products including household bacterial soaps. The FDA has been conducting what it calls a “comprehensive scientific and regulatory review” of the available data for triclosan, and it is expected to announce its findings soon. The EPA has reported that it is initiating its registration review process for triclosan this year, 10 years ahead of the original schedule. The EPA and the FDA are collaborating to determine if any changes in regulations for triclosan are necessary.
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