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Peroxides healthcare solutions against covid19

Peroxides disinfectant solutions to combat COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the global healthcare community is being challenged to answer the increasing demand for disinfectants ensuring their efficiency, but also controlling their impact on the environment. 

Solvay offers hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and peracetic acid (PAA) based liquid solutions which are effective, sustainable, and cost-competitive disinfectant solutions in healthcare, institutional, and commercial settings. 

H2O2 and PAA solutions are environmentally friendly broad-spectrum disinfectants providing numerous benefits

More sustainably by: 

  • Decomposing into water and oxygen, plus vinegar for PAA
  • Leaving no harmful by-products, or residues on the treated surfaces, unlike some other more traditional chemical disinfectants

More efficient in:  

  • Destroying a broad spectrum of harmful microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, spores), including numerous viruses even at low doses
  • Providing high disinfection power on soiled surfaces 
  • Being compatible with a broad range of surfaces enabling long term usage without  damage  

Safer for humans by: 

  • Being suitable for disinfection of surfaces in contact with food and for healthcare critical settings and devices
  • An easy and safe use of diluted non flammable solutions


Disinfectants Comparison Chart 


Surface Disinfection in Public Areas by Wiping, Mopping or Spraying

Solvay offers two types of solutions for use in surface disinfectant formulations worldwide: peracetic acid-based solution and hydrogen peroxide-based solution.


Workers disinfecting public area


PROXITANE®: Peracetic Acid - based solution 

Solvay PROXITANE® solutions are concentrated liquid peracetic acid-based disinfectants, effective against a broad range of bacteria, viruses (including SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19), and fungi, on both clean and soiled surfaces. They work by oxidizing the protein cell wall which destroys the pathogens, even at very low concentrations. There is no known antimicrobial resistance to PROXITANE® solutions. 

PROXITANE® solutions are suitable for a wide range of applications such as surface disinfection in places like public spaces, hospitality buildings, transportation, and cleaning in place (CIP) in the food & beverage industry. Other applications include the disinfection of laundry, as a pesticide in agriculture, for maintaining animal health, and for the sterilization of medical devices, just to name a few. 

In the US, PROXITANE® AHC has been granted approval for use against SARS-CoV-2 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Registration Number 68660-11).

In Europe, PROXITANE® solutions have been tested and proven effective against a wide range of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, enabling a log 4 reduction of these viruses at extremely low PAA concentration (0.3%),  according to standard EN14476:2013(1). Testing showed effectiveness under both clean and dirty conditions.

In Brazil,  PROXITANE® solution is available as a High-level surface disinfectant for hospitals.

RegionSolution offering
Asia PacificPROXITANE® 5:20


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INTEROX®: Hydrogen Peroxide-based solution

In addition to PROXITANE® solutions, Solvay also offers INTEROX® Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) in a range of high-quality grades for Surface Disinfection formulations. 

Region Solution offering
Asia Pacific INTEROX® FG 50 


Decontamination of Critical Healthcare Settings through vaporized hydrogen peroxide technology (VHP) 

Solvay’s INTEROX® SG hydrogen peroxide-based solutions are used in VHP sterilization systems for decontamination in healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.

RegionSolution offering
North America
Asia Pacific 

VHP technology using INTEROX® SG products is the safest and most efficient way to decontaminate specific confined environments such as isolators, clean rooms, operation rooms, ambulance cars,  just to name a few.  Applied by professionals, it allows a log 6 reduction of the pathogens (viruses, fungi, bacteria and spores) while leaving no residues thanks to the extreme high purity of the INTEROX® SG grades. 


2 scientists in a Room decontamination


In Europe and Thailand, INTEROX® SG grades are manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and are registered in many countries. In Europe for instance, INTEROX® SG grades have passed the AFNOR test NF-T 72-281 for airborne disinfection of surfaces that is strictly required for room decontamination in healthcare settings.


High Purity Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in WHO alcohol-based hand-rub formulations 

In the alcohol-based hand-rub formulations defined by the World Heatlh Organization (WHO), hydrogen peroxide is used to inactivate bacterial spores in the disinfecting solutions.


Antiseptic gel


INTEROX® PH30 is a GMP grade H2O2 for pharmaceutical applications. As requested by the WHO, INTEROX® PH-30 is compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia. INTEROX® PH 30 contains 30% hydrogen peroxide and needs dilution for manufacturing hand rub gels. Its composition allows high stability of its downstream products even after dilution.

Different grades of hydrogen peroxide are available for this application worldwide:

RegionSolution offering
North America INTEROX® Food Grade 35
INTEROX® Food Grade 50
INTEROX® AG Spray 03-S
Asia PacificINTEROX® FG 50


Unmatched purity and quality guarantees food safety

At Solvay, we work closely with our clients in the highly-regulated food industry to implement exacting practices in Aseptic Packaging, Cleaning in Place (CIP) and Food Contact Sanitisation to ensure products are produced and packaged in a safe, sterile and sustainable environments.


Discover more about Peroxides Food Processing Solutions


Stainless tanks for the fermentation beer

*An authorization is however required before such a biocidal formulation can be placed on the market.


To understand more about regulations of each application in different regions and countries

Contact our global experts team

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