Antiseptic agents


Concentrations of Quats in antiseptic liquids (solutions) can vary greatly, typically from less than 0.1% up to 15%.

Solutions for direct topical application will normally contain between 0.1 and 0.5% active Quat. This concentration will provide both a preservative effect for the solution and also an antiseptic effect on the skin. Our Benzalkonium Chloride is widely used in these formulations.

Some hospital solutions are used for both instrument and hand disinfection. Concentrations of Quats in these products are normally high, between 5 and 15%. Our Cetrimide (Strong Cetrimide) and Benzalkonium Chloride are widely used in such formulations, where Cetrimide is often combined with chlorhexidine.

View our Quats Brochure

Antiseptic agents


Mette Borgaard
Customer Service Assistant

Phone: +45 2429 4134
Email: [email protected]


Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’s products are not registered as biocides in the EU. If you manufacture and/or commercialize antiseptic liquids within the EU, please read the Biocide Directive.