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Despite modern advances in hygiene, pathogens still run rampant worldwide. As shown by the global COVID-19 pandemic, infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections, zoonotic diseases and foodborne illnesses continue to pose challenges around the globe. Bacteria and viruses can be found in schools, hospitals, shopping malls and other public places.


By delivering innovative formulations and highly effective solutions, Arxada takes an active role in the struggle to maintain appropriate hygiene levels and hence help to prevent hygiene-related diseases.

Whatever the time, whatever the place, hygiene is essential. Around the world, you can find Arxada’s active ingredients and formulated solutions in products aimed at protecting the health of people and maintaining hygiene standards in hospitals, schools, food processing plants, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, homes and more.

Arxada’s commitment to a healthier world drives our innovation and advocacy work. We have maximized the performance of quaternary compounds in disinfectants, becoming a leader in the biocide world with effective hygiene formulations. Currently, we are in the process of developing solutions that are accepted by regulatory bodies globally for simpler, standardized international hygiene offerings.

For our customers, Arxada offers a faster path to market through unparalleled regulatory support and robust and future-ready data sets. We provide both active ingredients and formulated solutions, including dilutable concentrates, wipes and ready to use formulations, for a variety of applications.

Since Arxada is dedicated to creating a world that has access to the best possible solutions, tools and procedures to combat harmful microorganisms, we are happy to help guide our clients through their registration process and provide support wherever possible. Our regulatory support covers both active ingredients and finished formulations in relevant regions. Our support services include providing data packages and, when appropriate and possible, sending our regulatory team in person to address concerns.

A healthier world for everyone

We have come much closer in the last 150 years than ever before to make possible a reality where people and animals live with a significantly reduced risk of infection and disease. In hospitals, schools, food processing plants and other places, disinfectants are paving the way for a healthier world. But as science and medicine advance, population growth, congested cities and international travel increase the potential for transmission and lead to evolving strains of virus and bacteria such as COVID-19, the need for innovative, powerful disinfectants has never been greater.

The case for quats

Quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, are indispensable in modern hygiene. A non-corrosive alternative to bleach and chlorine, they function as active ingredients in disinfectant formulations, helping to minimize the spread of pathogens in a variety of applications. Quats kill more than 150 types of bacteria, and products containing quats have proven effective against Norovirus, Ebola, Coronavirus, SARS, MRSA and cold and flu viruses.


The benefits of disinfectants

Contaminated surfaces can become transmission points for infection and disease. In healthcare facilities, food processing plants, schools and other public places, pathogens often spread via contact with contaminated countertops, desks, operating tables and other surfaces. Successful disinfectants eliminate pathogens and create a clean, hygienic environment, protecting your consumers from the risk of infection.

Preservatives that work

Preservatives are a vital part of hygiene, keeping products working their best and preventing the growth of microorganisms that lead to potential negative effects on products aesthetics, product recalls and ultimately a danger to the health of consumers. When preservatives work well, the consumer is completely unaware of them—and that is how it should be.


  A costly problem, and a powerful solution

Quatfact #1

"Over 3 million people have died worldwide since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Quatfact #2

"650,000 people die annually from flu worldwide."

Quatfact #3

"Norovirus costs the U.S. $2 billion annually."

Quatfact #4

"Quats kill more than 150 kinds of pathogens, including those that cause food poisoning, Coronavirus, Flu and Norovirus."


Approved for use

Arxada advocates the responsible use of quats in disinfectants, and we will never recommend an approach unless it has been thoroughly researched and tested. After reviewing all the available information on quats, including studies, peer-reviewed articles and our own findings, we can confidently report that quats are an effective solution for maintaining a hygienic environment. Quat-based products have been approved by regulatory agencies around the world.

Advocating for the best possible solutions

As a global leader in hygiene solutions, Arxada is proud to supply quats for inclusion in thousands of disinfectant products developed by our customers around the world. By helping to formulate new, highly effective approaches to hygiene, we are moving closer every day to our vision of a world that has access to the best possible solutions to combat harmful microorganisms.


Our tools empower our customer’s journey

Arxada is a member of the Microbial Control Executive Council (MCEC), a group within the European Chemical Industry Council.  MCEC is committed to the betterment of public health through the advancement of sustainable microbial control technologies. Visit their website to discover more on microbial control and view some of the innovative solutions the industry has developed.



'We are moving closer every day to our vision of a world that has access to the best possible solutions to combat harmful microorganisms.'


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