The importance of delivering effective hygiene from household detergents

Time: 11:45 - 12:15

Date: 22/09/2021

Theatre: Arena 3


TAED (tetra acetyl ethylenediamine) is a bleach activator that has been used extensively in domestic applications such as laundry powders and automatic dishwasher formulations for well over 20 years. It reacts with a source of hydrogen peroxide in solution to produce peracetic acid and as such provides a safe means of generating a powerful bleaching agent for stain removal in situ.
Peracetic acid (PAA) is also a broad-spectrum biocidal agent, and is effective against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi and allergens for a range of applications. This secondary attribute is becoming increasingly important as there is a growing demand for hygiene products to ensure that our homes and public places are clean and safe.
PAA is an environmental-friendly biocide: it is biodegradable, does not build antimicrobial resistance and it also works at low temperature. PAA released from TAED and a peroxide source offers a safe to use and ready-made solution in solid based hygiene cleaners with no need of other biocide/s addition.


  • Marina Pellegrino Sales and Product Manager – Home Care and I&I - IMCD Italia SpA

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