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Our antimicrobial offerings demonstrate the dedication we have in advancing public health. We provide an efficacious and cost-effective solution to a wide range of industries. With performance and versatility, our antimicrobials contribute to a greener and safer tomorrow, protecting individuals, and supporting public health at large.

  • Minimised Pathogen Exposure
  • Longer Shelf & Application Life
  • Optimised Cost Through Protected Production Streams


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| CAS Number 2634-33-5

1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT), is used in the preservation of many domestic and industrial applications. Alongside its broad spectrum efficacy, multiple formulating mediums provide widespread compatibility across various industries.



Specifications Available

85% Wet Powder
20% Glycolic Solution
10% Aqueous Solution

Applicable Industries

  • Paints and
  • Printing Inks
  • Leather
  • Textiles
  • Metalworking
  • Pesticide
  • Adhesives
  • Home
  • Car Care


| CAS Number 4299-07-4

N-butyl-1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (BBIT) is primarily a fungicide with good antibacterial efficacy. Its physicochemical properties make it directly compatible in consumer based products such as plastics, polyurethane, leather and textiles. It also provides superior performance in industrial applications such as metalworking fluids and lubricants.

BBIT is approved for sales in the United States of America via ForceChem’s USEPA registration. This registration is the first part of obtaining global market access.



Specifications Available

100% Technical Grade
40% Glycolic Solution

Applicable Industries

  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Textiles
  • Metalworking Fluids
  • Lubricants


| CAS Number 2527-66-4

N-methyl-1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (MBIT) is active against a wide variety of microorganisms. It has widespread use across several industries as an in-can preservative.



Specifications Available

100% Technical Grade
20% Glycolic Solution

Applicable Industries

  • Paints and Coatings
  • Metalworking Fluids


| CAS Number 2527-58-4

Dithio-2,2-bis(n-methylbenzamide) (DTMBA) is a broad spectrum fungicide. Due to its low water solubility and leaching properties, it has widespread use as a dry-film preservative.

Synonyms2,2′-Dithiobis[N-methylbenzamide]|2,2′-disulfándiylbis(N-metylbenzamide)| DTBMA


Specifications Available

85% Wet Powder
25% Aqueous Dispersion

Applicable Industries

  • Paints and Coatings
  • Adhesives


1. What kinds of preservatives/biocides/anitmicrobials are used in industries?

There are a variety of preservatives, biocides, and antimicrobials used in industries to prevent the growth and spread of harmful microorganisms. Here are some examples:

  1. Benzalkonium chloride: This is a quaternary ammonium compound commonly used as a preservative and disinfectant in industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products.
  2. Chlorhexidine: This is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that is used in a variety of applications, including healthcare, veterinary medicine, and food processing.
  3. Formaldehyde: This is a widely used biocide and preservative in industries such as textiles, wood products, and plastics.
  4. Glutaraldehyde: This is a powerful biocide and disinfectant that is commonly used in medical equipment and food processing facilities.
  5. Methylisothiazolinone: This is a preservative commonly used in personal care products, such as shampoos and lotions.
  6. Sodium hypochlorite: This is a common disinfectant and bleaching agent used in industries such as water treatment, food processing, and textiles.
  7. Triclosan: This is an antimicrobial agent commonly used in personal care products, such as soaps and toothpaste.

2. What are benefits of using preservatives/biocides/anitmicrobials in industry?

The use of preservatives, biocides, and antimicrobials in industry provides several benefits:

  • Preservation of product quality: Preservatives can help extend the shelf life of products by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that can cause spoilage.
  • Protection against contamination: Biocides and antimicrobials can help prevent contamination of products during production and storage, reducing the risk of product recalls and ensuring consumer safety.
  • Compliance with regulations: Many industries, such as food and pharmaceuticals, are subject to regulations that require the use of preservatives and antimicrobials to maintain product safety and quality.
  • Cost savings: The use of preservatives and antimicrobials can help reduce product waste and spoilage, leading to cost savings for manufacturers.
  • Improved sustainability: By reducing product waste and spoilage, the use of preservatives and antimicrobials can contribute to improved sustainability in industries.
  • While there are benefits to the use of preservatives, biocides, and antimicrobials, it's important to use them responsibly and carefully to minimize potential risks to human health and the environment.

3. What are the different types of preservatives/biocides/anitmicrobials?

There are many different types of preservatives, biocides, and antimicrobials used in various industries.

  • Organic acids: Examples include acetic acid, benzoic acid, and sorbic acid. These are commonly used as food preservatives and are effective against fungi and bacteria.
  • Alcohols: Examples include ethanol and isopropanol. These are commonly used as disinfectants and antiseptics due to their broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.
  • Chlorine-based compounds: Examples include sodium hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide. These are commonly used as disinfectants and bleaching agents.
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds: Examples include benzalkonium chloride and cetrimonium bromide. These are commonly used as disinfectants, antiseptics, and preservatives in a variety of industries.
  • Aldehydes: Examples include formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde. These are strong disinfectants and are commonly used to sterilize medical equipment and other surfaces.
  • Phenolic compounds: Examples include phenol and triclosan. These are commonly used as disinfectants and antiseptics.
  • Nitrites: Examples include sodium nitrite and potassium nitrite. These are commonly used as food preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria, particularly those that cause botulism.
  • Essential oils: Examples include thyme oil, oregano oil, and cinnamon oil. These contain natural antimicrobial compounds and are commonly used as food preservatives and disinfectants.

4. What safety risks are involved with preservatives/biocides/anitmicrobials?

While preservatives, biocides, and antimicrobials can provide benefits in various industries, their use also involves some safety risks that should be carefully evaluated and managed. Here are some potential safety risks associated with these chemicals:

  • Toxicity: Some preservatives and biocides, such as formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde, can be toxic if not used properly or if exposure occurs at high levels. Prolonged or repeated exposure to certain chemicals can also lead to chronic health effects.
  • Allergic reactions: Some people may develop allergic reactions to certain preservatives and antimicrobials, particularly those used in personal care products.
  • Environmental impact: The use of some preservatives and biocides can have negative impacts on the environment, particularly if they are released into waterways or soil.
  • Development of antibiotic resistance: Overuse or misuse of certain antimicrobials can contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance, which can make infections more difficult to treat.
  • Potential carcinogenicity: Some preservatives, such as nitrites and nitrates, have been linked to an increased risk of cancer if consumed at high levels over time.


Cerigo is proud to hold ISO certifications that underscore our commitment to quality, environmental responsibility, and workplace safety. With EN ISO 9001:2015, EN ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2015 we ensure that our products meet the highest quality standards through minimal environmental impact and an unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of our employees.



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