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VANTOCIL™ TG Antimicrobial

VANTOCIL™ TG Antimicrobial

VANTOCIL™ TG Antimicrobial is a broad spectrum, fast acting bactericide for the formulation of disinfectants and sanitisers. It is a 20% aqueous solution of poly(hexamethylenebiguanide) hydrochloride, also known as PHMB. VANTOCIL™ TG Antimicrobial is used in industrial, institutional, agricultural, food, beverage and domestic disinfection applications, primarily as a solid surface disinfectant, specifically for hospitals, veterinary establishments, dairies, milking parlors, breweries, air-conditioning units, and pasteurizers in canned food & beverage bottling plants.

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Applications

VANTOCIL TG 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 parlours
  • Poultry hatcheries
  • Food processing plants
  • Breweries
  • Pasteurisers in canned food & beverage bottling plants
  • Yoghurt fermentation
  • Air-conditioning units
  • Cheese moulds
  • Beer glass cleaners
Amount to Use

VANTOCIL TG 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 antimicrobial activity of VANTOCIL TG 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 TG with a range of formulating chemicals is available on request.

Table 3: Applications
Application Area % VANTOCIL TG Antimicrobial (w/w) in sanitiser use solution
Disinfection of pre-cleaned solid surfaces:
Hospitals
Food Processing
Veterinary establishments
Poultry hatcheries
0.1-0.2
Water treatment applications:
Air conditioning
0.01-0.1
Fermentation equipment:
Yoghurt
Cheese moulds
0.3-0.5
Acid descaler sanitiser:
Milking parlours
Breweries
0.4-0.7
Tunnel pasteurisation:
Canning and bottling plants
0.005-0.01

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Physical Form
Antimicrobial Properties

The levels of VANTOCIL TG Antimicrobial needed 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 TG Antimicrobial.

VANTOCIL TG 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 TG Antimicrobial is available on request.

Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC)
Micro-organism Strain No. VANTOCIL IB Antimicrobial (ppm product)
Bacteria    
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
Yeasts    
Candida albicans ATCC 10231 300
Rhodotorula rubra NCYC 1659 7.5
Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 9763 300
Amoeba    
Acanthamoeba polyphaga - 5

Regulatory & Compliance

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Regulatory Information

VANTOCIL TG 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 TG Antimicrobial are in compliance with the following inventories:

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

Safety & Health

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Health and Safety Information

The VANTOCIL TG 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.

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