Applications & benefits

High performance in a variety of applications

Resident bacteria of the skin and mucous membranes play a role in malodor-generation. Personal care products with efficient antimicrobial active substances can reduce the formation of body malodor. Harmful pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and viruses that cause various diseases and which can be found everywhere can result in health problems when they are transferred to human beings. Hand washing is a major measure in personal hygiene. Hand soaps containing antimicrobial agents can further reduce the risk of transfer of pathogens and thus the incidence of infections. This is especially important in medical facilities and when interacting with people prone to infections such as old and sick people and persons with a weakened immune system.

Triclosan is an antibacterial active substance with preferred usage in hygiene and personal care applications. It is mainly used in hand soaps to reduce transfer of pathogenic microorganisms as well as in toothpastes to prevent gum diseases and to reduce caries and mouth odor. Besides, Triclosan is approved to be used as a preservative for cosmetic products in Europe. No other antimicrobial substance used in personal care and I&I applications has been researched more thoroughly than Triclosan.

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Oral Care
Handwash
Showering

Oral Care

When used in toothpastes, Triclosan has proven to be the best-in-class agent for the prevention of gum disease.

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Handwash

Many studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of hand hygiene products containing Triclosan when used in domestic, industrial and medical environments.

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Showering

Triclosan-based shower products provide long-lasting protection against odor-causing bacteria on the skin.

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Underarm odor
Acne

Foot Care

Due to its good fungistatic activity and long-lasting efficacy, Triclosan is used to prevent fungal skin infections.

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Underarm odor

The long-lasting efficacy of Triclosan against odor-causing bacteria makes it an ideal active agent for deodorants.

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Acne

The combination of antimicrobial activities and anti-inflammatory effects makes Triclosan an ideal and beneficial active agent for acne treatments.

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Hospital Care

Hospital Care

Hygiene is especially important in medical environments. Triclosan has been recommended for the control of MRSA infections.

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