Lactic Acid - your green disinfectant

 Are you searching for a biocidal active substance that is both from natural origin and efficient, safe, sustainable and readily biodegradable?

Then, L(+)-lactic acid from Jungbunzlauer could be the right choice for you.

Our lactic acid is made by fermentation of GMO free corn, it is non-toxic, non-allergenic and approved by ECOCERT as a raw material from natural origin. We have demonstrated its outstanding antibacterial properties in a series of tests following established standard protocols.

Jungbunzlauer is Art. 95 listed; L(+)-lactic acid is approved for use in PT 1 since July 2017 and its approval for use in PT's 2, 3 and 4 has been recommended by the Biocidal Products Committee in April this year.

A quick look on the active substances currently being reviewed for approval according to the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) reveals that the vast majority of these substances are synthetic chemicals. Lactic acid is among the few substances of natural origin and already quite advanced in the approval process.

Our studies, following EN 1276 and EN 13697 procedures, on the antimicrobial efficacy of lactic acid have shown remarkable results.

In combination with surfactants, particularly SLES, antibacterial action is substantiated, even under more challenging conditions such as reduced contact times (1 min.) or in buffered solutions (pH 4).

Even the most demanding surface test is passed, underlining the excellent performance of lactic acid as an eco-friendly biocide.

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