PROXITANE®


Peracetic acid (PAA) is a highly effective biocide, used in a wide range of applications.  Its uses are continually increasing as standards for disinfection and environmental legislation become more demanding.  

Solvay is a leading global supplier of peracetic acid: flexible, innovative, and responsive to our customers’ demands.  

Solvay manufactures a range of high quality peracetic acid solutions, sold under the trade names PROXITANE® and OXYSTRONG®. 

Product Information

PROXITANE® 12:20

In the pulp & paper industry there is a need to disinfect white water systems of paper machines to prevent microbial contamination of fibrous material in the circulation water. If not controlled this microbial contamination can lead to the formation of inorganic/microbial and pure microbial slime deposits.
 
These deposits can cause critical failures in papermaking and reductions in the quality of paper resulting in costly losses to the paper manufacturer. Slime formation in paper machines has long been a cause of concern to paper manufacturers and has led to the use of slime control agents in paper manufacture. These slime control agents have changed over the years from mercuric compounds through halogen compounds to today’s organic microbiocides.
 
PROXITANE® 12:20 has been proved to be extremely effective at removing these deposits this mainly being due to its existence as an equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water. The hydrogen peroxide present reacts within the polysaccharide layer of the biofilm causing it to disrupt allowing the peracetic acid present to destroy the micro-organisms. This synergistic effect in removing biofilm has been exploited in the paper industry, where Peracetic acid is widely used as a slimicide.
 
A drawback to the single use of most types of organic biocides is the possibility of immune strains of micro-organisms developing in white water systems which would then require multi-biocide addition. The use of Peracetic acid overcomes this as there is no known immunity to peracetic acid.

PROXITANE®15:23

PROXITANE® 15:23 is an oxidising biocide with very rapid biocidal action at ambient or cold temperatures at relatively low concentrations. It has broad spectrum activity and is effective over a wide range of conditions. 
 
The activity of PROXITANE® 15:23 is relatively unaffected by organic contamination compared to some other oxidising biocides. No build-up of resistance to PROXITANE® 15:23 is known despite a long history of use in disinfection applications.
 
PROXITANE® 15:23 has been tested against a wide range of micro-organisms

PROXITANE® 3:30

PROXITANE® 3:30 is a 3% peracetic acid product, because of its high Hydrogen Peroxide : Peracetic Acid ratio, it is used in applications requiring preservative action such as industrial water circuits.
 
It also finds use in the food and beverage industries

PROXITANE® 5:23

PROXITANE® 5:23 is an oxidising biocide with very rapid biocidal action at ambient or cold temperatures at relatively low concentrations. It has broad spectrum activity and is effective over a wide range of conditions. 
 
The activity of PROXITANE® 5:23 is relatively unaffected by organic contamination compared to some other oxidising biocides. No build-up of resistance to PROXITANE® 5:23 is known despite a long history of use in disinfection applications.
 
PROXITANE® 5:23 is a broad spectrum biocide and has a long established use in surface cleaning. The main markets of PROXITANE® 5:23 are Food industry, Laundry industry and aquaculture.

PROXITANE® AHC

The breeding and rearing of livestock is essential to meet world requirements for food. Disinfectants are extensively used to control and minimize diseases affecting animals. 
 
PROXITANE® AHC offers our customers one of the best active ingredients to replace traditional disinfectants.
 
It is a formulated equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, water and surfactant, allowing superior wetting of sprayed surfaces.
 
The antimicrobial performance of PROXITANE® AHC has been established against a wide range of microorganisms considered to be the most relevant in animal health care. 
 
Concentrations needed will depend on the contact time available, the type of disease-causing organisms and the level of organic contamination present.
 
PROXITANE® AHC has been tested and proven effective against many viruses including :
  • Foot & Mouth Disease
  • Swine Vesicular
  • Newcastle Disease
  • Porcine Respiratory & Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) Virus
  • Infectious Bursal Disease
  • Avian Influenza H5N1 strain

PROXITANE® EQ

PROXITANE® EQ is a 5% peracetic acid grade registered by the EPA for use in USA.

PROXITANE® EQ is used in circulation cleaning and institutional/industrial sanitizing of pre-cleaned, hard, non-porous food contact surfaces and equipment such as tanks, pipelines, evaporators, fillers, pasteurizer and aseptic equipment.

PROXITANE® FPA

PROXITANE®FPA is a foaming peracetic acid formulation.

PROXITANE® NT

PROXITANE® NT is a peracetic acid formulation containing nitric acid.

PROXITANE® WW-12

PROXITANE® WW-12 is registered by the EPA as a disinfectant used to treat sewage and wastewater effluent in public and private wastewater treatment plants.