Hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, persulfates
Markets and Industries
Hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, and persulfates are among the cleanest, the most sustainable and most versatile chemicals available. Due to their strong oxidizing, cleaning, bleaching, and antimicrobial effects, they are used in a wide range of markets.
Hydrogen peroxide keeps fish healthy in aquaculture, ensures aseptic beverage packaging and foodstuffs, and serves as an environmentally friendly green propellant in aerospace. In semiconductor and electronics manufacturing applications it used as an effective oxidizing agent.
Peracetic acid is used, for example, prophylactically to disinfect surfaces from the corona virus or as a strong oxidizing agent for chemical synthesis.
Our persulfates are of the highest quality and serve as oxidation and bleaching agents in hair colorants, in galvanization and coating processes, in paper recycling or as polymerization initiators in polymer chemistry and as microetching agents for printed circuit board substrates. In soil and groundwater remediation, they are used to remove contaminants such as heavy metals and organic compounds.
Highly concentrated, high purity hydrogen peroxide is used as a green rocket fuel and has been used as an oxidizing agent for turbo pumps in the propellant pumps of the Soyuz launch rocket.
In agriculture, the biocide peracetic acid is used for slime control, disinfection and cleaning of drip irrigation and water systems, agricultural equipment, greenhouses and veterinary facilities.
Hydrogen peroxide is applied as a sustainable and effective bath treatment against sea lice infestation in fish farming. Peracetic acid treats a wide range of pathogens that can appear in aquaculture circuits and processing facilities.
In aseptic food packaging, hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid offer an excellent sterility assurance level that meet the safety needs for food and beverage packaging materials.
Hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid serve as powerful and sutainable oxidizing agents for chemical synthesis. Persulfates are used as oxidizing agents in the production of ketones, aldehydes, quinones, carboxylic acids, and several other compounds.
Cleaning and Sanitization
Peracetic acid-based biocides and hydrogen peroxide have a strong antibacterial and antimicrobial effect and are used for cleaning and disinfection in private, industrial, institutional and medical areas.
Cosmetics and Personal Care
High purity and cosmetic grade hydrogen peroxide is used as antibacterial agent in cosmetic creams and emulsions or to improve teeth whitening. Persulfates are ideal oxidizing agents for hair coloring and bleaching. Food grade calcium peroxide is used for teeth bleaching.
Hydrogen peroxide is used for the pickling of metal surfaces as well as for the cleaning of silicon discs in the production of printed circuit boards. The oxidation power of persulfates allows ideal cleaning and microetching of a wide variety of printed circuit board substrates.
Environmentally friendly peroxides are increasingly replacing chlorination in water and wastewater treatment. Hydrogen peroxide is used for air purification and persulfates in particular for the removal of pollutants from soils and groundwater.
Food fiber bleaching
Hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid are suitable for environmentally friendly food bleaching and surface disinfection in the food industry. The biodegradable peracetic acid is used to control microbes directly on food without producing chlorine-containing compounds.
Fruit and Vegetable Processing
Biocides based on peracetic acid are used for disinfection in the food industry, in water systems and in institutional and industrial cleaning of food contact surfaces and beverage plant equipment. They act against pathogens like Staphyloccus, E.coli, Salmonella, and Listeria.
In the mining industry, hydrogen peroxide is used as an oxidizer that removes the remaining cyanides from waste streams. In gold mining, it promotes deeper leaching. To achieve economic uranium recovery, oxidation with H2O2 to the much more soluble hexavalent state is of great importance.
Pharmaceuticals and Health Care
Hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid are used for dental and wound disinfection, hand and surface disinfection, decontamination of medical instruments or as a chemisterilizing agent and for the treatment of contact lenses.
PERACLEAN® 15 is recommended for prophylactic disinfection against the coronavirus.
Red meat processing
The environmentally friendly peracetic acid reduces pathogenic bacteria during red meat processing. It can be applied directly to carcasses, organs and cuts.
Oil and Gas
Peracetic acid is applied during drilling, fracturing, productivity enhancement, and secondary recovery as a biocide and oxidizing agent. Persulfates are used as viscosity breakers for hydraulic fracturing.
Peracetic acid reduces pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter and E.coli in poultry parts, carcasses and organs, raw and ready-to-eat products and is effective against bacterial contamination in poultry processing waters.
Pulp and Paper
Hydrogen peroxide is applied as a versatile bleaching agent for chemical pulp and mechanical pulp bleaching. Persulfate salts are used to oxidize the wet strength resin in an environmentally friendly manner for the reprocessing of broke or off-spec paper.
Textile and Laundry
Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent for the treatment of natural and synthetic fibers. Peracetic acid is used for chemothermal disinfection of laundry.