Category Archives: Antimicrobial Additives

FDA Bans Triclosan From Over-the-Counter Antibacterial Hand and Body Washes

Triclosan Banned from Consumer Hygiene Products Antimicrobials are chemical additives used for the preservation of products from microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi, and inhibition of cosmetic and hygiene issues created by the growth of these microorganisms.  There are many antimicrobial products registered for use in both industrial and consumer products.  Generally, their use and […]

MIT Preservative in Personal Care Products

A recent article, “A mystery rash on a woman’s hands and lips stumped specialists” in the Washington Post has intrigued us with the discussion of an antimicrobial preservative methylisothiazolinone, also known as MI or MIT. MIT has been used in personal care products as an effective antifungal preservative for years.  However, as the article points out, concerns are […]

Antimicrobial Preservatives and Additives – Aldehydes

Formaldehyde is the most basic form of aldehyde representing the class of reactive antimicrobials. Situ Biosciences – Microbial Test Experts Did you know? Formaldehyde and aldehydes can be volatile at room temperature leading to the odor commonly associated with preservation of tissue or tissue samples such as in laboratories, hospitals, and mortuaries. 

The Best Antimicrobial Additive

or “Which antimicrobial is best?” …unfortunately it’s not so simple. Product manufacturers have a challenging task when it comes to selecting antimicrobials for their products. Very few manufacturers have access to either in-house microbiology or formulation experts, or contract laboratories that have both microbial facilities and sufficient expertise in their product requirements… Details matter. For […]