Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC)

High quality, consistent and reliable cGMP manufactured Benzalkonium Chloride
that enables better processes, minimizes potential risks, 
and gives you peace of mind.

What is Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC)?

Benzalkonium Chloride is a powerful antiseptic and cationic surfactant. It’s also known under the names BAC, BZK, BKC, BAK, alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and ADBAC.

Our Benzalkonium Chloride products have proven efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms through a wide pH range, and are surface active/adhesive cationic agents without adding unpleasant odour/colour to finished formulations.

Advantages of choosing Benzalkonium Chloride

Proven record of efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms

Effective through a wide pH range

Odourless and colourless in your formulation

Surface active / adhesive cationic agent

Very stable, proven under ICH Q1 conditions

Five-year shelf life

BKC applications

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Other practical information ​

As the world’s leading supplier of Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC), we provide only the best and safest ingredients for the pharmaceutical, personal, and healthcare industries. It is produced according to the cGMP standards and backed by complete regulatory documentation. As a result, we are an approved supplier to many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

We control and observe all aspects of our manufacturing process, monitoring the critical parameters at each stage, including temperature and PH level. Each finalized batch is analysed to pharmacopoeia requirements in order to deliver a Certificate of Analysis at batch release by our QA. We strive for complete uniformity in our operations through good manufacturing practices.

The uniform quality of our finished products – and of yours – is ensured by our efficient systems, ERP and rigorous laboratory quality control. In-process samples, as well as finished products, are carefully analysed in our modern, well-equipped laboratory.

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’s Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC / BAK / BKC) is effective at all pH levels. Our BKC effectiveness increases when the pH increases which means that the higher the pH levels, the lower the concentration needed to secure an antimicrobial effect. BKC is bactericidal & fungicidal and is able to eliminate micro-organisms whether in a growth phase or not.

Through tests against a number of chosen strains, our Benzalkonium Chloride has proven to be successful against a broad range of harmful bacteria and yeast.

Benzalkonium Chloride is likewise effective in deactivating enveloped viruses, such as corona, influenza, herpes, and hepatitis, at low concentrations below 1%. Various publications back the usage of Benzalkonium Chloride as an effective anti-viral, for example, against type A influenza, SARS-CoV, M31yxo- and related viruses, measles, herpes simplex, adenovirus type 5, canine distemper, feline pneumonitis, meningopneumonitis agents, HIV-1 and more.

We offer an extensive range of documentation to help you meet registration and regulatory requirements for your products or group of products including multicompendial analysis and access to regulatory documentation. We ensure the best possible service and fast preparation of documentation. To further facilitate your drug registration requirements, we offer access to our Certificates of Suitability according to the Monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia for Benzalkonium chloride solution 50% and Benzalkonium chloride.

We also make sure to network with European companies and organisations like ourselves and frequently participate in conferences to stay updated. We have access to information databases and libraries, and specialists are available to help us adapt to new regulations and trends in the market.

Our quality system meets DS/EN ISO 9001 and the ICH Guide Q7 for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (ICH Q7). We offer complete QA/QC documentation for our cGMP manufactured Quats.

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