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VANTOCIL™ IB Antimicrobial

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Function: Anti-Microbial Agent, Dispersant
Chemical Family: Biguanides
Certifications & Compliance: IECIC (China), EPA Registered, ISO 9001, Design for Environment (DfE), Halal
pH: 4.0 - 4.5
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Technical Data Sheet
VANTOCIL™ IB Antimicrobial Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

VANTOCIL™ IB Antimicrobial Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses


VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial is effective in a wide range of industrial disinfection applications, primarily as a solid surface disinfectant. Application areas include:

  • Hospitals
  • Institutions
  • Veterinary establishments
  • Dairies
  • Milking parlors
  • Poultry hatcheries
  • Food processing plants
  • Breweries
  • Pasteurisers in canned food & beverage bottling plants
  • Yogurt fermentation
  • Air-conditioning units
  • Cheese molds
  • Beer glass cleaners
Amount to Use

VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial can be used alone or in combination with other biocides to create products for a wide range of disinfection applications.

Considerable data exists which provides a measure of the intrinsic anti-microbial activity of VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial, generated via European suspension test protocols relevant to application in Food, Industrial, Domestic and Institutional Hygiene.

Its activity has been further demonstrated under conditions representative of practical use, and a range of use concentrations is provided in Table 3. However, it is recommended that field tests under practical conditions be undertaken to determine the most cost-effective dose for your application.

This data and information on the compatibility of VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial with a range of formulating chemicals is available on request.

Table 3: Applications
Application Area % VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial (w/w) in sanitiser use solution
Disinfection of pre-cleaned solid surfaces:
Food Processing
Veterinary establishments
Poultry hatcheries
Water treatment applications:
Air conditioning
Fermentation equipment:
Cheese molds
Acid descaler sanitiser:
Milking parlors
Tunnel pasteurization:
Canning and bottling plants



Physical Form
Low Characteristic
Typical Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH Value (25°C)4.0 - 4.5--
Flash PointBoils without flashing--
CompositionAn aqueous solution of PHMB--
Active Agent Content20% w/w-
Viscosity (at 25°C)5mPas-
Boiling Point102°C-
Density (at 25°C)1.04--
Antimicrobial Properties

The levels of VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial to prevent the growth of problem micro-organisms are listed in Table 1. MICs do not represent effective use levels but do indicate the intrinsic broad spectrum of activity of VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial.

VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial has a non-specific mode of biocidal action which means that bacterial resistance is very unlikely to occur. Detailed information on the mode of action of VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial is available on request.

Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC)
Micro-organism Strain No. VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial (ppm product)
Bacillus subtilis NCIB 3610 1.5
Enterobacter cloacae NCIB 8271 40
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 NCTC 12900 80
Legionella pneumophila   5
Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 15313 30
Proteus vulgaris NCTC 4175 40
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 15442 40
Pseudomonas putida - 25
Salmonella choleraesius ATCC 13311 120
Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 14028 160
Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 30
Streptococcus faecalis - 5
Streptococcus lactis NCTC 7944 20
Candida albicans ATCC 10231 300
Rhodotorula rubra NCYC 1659 7.5
Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 9763 300
Acanthamoeba polyphaga - 5



Effective and stable over pH range 1-11. Compatible with nonionic surfactants, glycols,
glycol ethers, most strong acids and common chelating agents such as EDTA, NTA, IDS.
Limited compatibility with anionic surfactants, strong alkalis, complex phosphates and strong oxidisers.

Foaming/Surface Tension

Has significantly less tendency to tension foam than quaternary ammonium compounds. PHMB is not surface active.

Regulatory & Compliance

Regulatory Information

VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial has many worldwide regulatory approvals, including approvals for use as a sanitiser for food handling equipment, in breweries, and in
dairies. Since approvals are regularly being gained, we are constantly updating our records. A full, up to date list is available on request.

The components of VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial are in compliance with the following inventories:

  • EINECS - (European Union)
  • TSCA - (USA)
  • ACOIN/AICS - (Australia)
  • ENCS - (Japan)
  • DSL - (Canada)
  • Korean Inventory

Safety & Health

Health and Safety Information

The VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial Safety Data Sheet may be supplied upon request. It should be read and understood by all supervisory personnel and employees before using this product.

Packaging & Availability

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Storage & Handling

Storage & Stability

Stable under normal conditions of storage down to 0°C. If frozen, allow to thaw at room
temperature and stir thoroughly before use. Active agent is heat-stable and non-volatile.

VANTOCIL™ IB Antimicrobial