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Kathon CG: An Effective Broad Spectrum Preservative
October 15, 2019

KathonTM CG is a broad-spectrum preservative for rinse-off personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, liquid soaps, body washes, and shower gels.  It also sees use in all-purpose cleaners, floor and furniture polishes & waxes, automotive washes, polishes & waxes, air fresheners, moist sponges, and towelettes. 

Kathon CG is an outstanding antimicrobial agent that is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold.  The active ingredients in Kathon CG are two isothiazolinones used in combination: methylisothiazolinone (C4H5NOS) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (C4H4ClNOS).  These active ingredients are formulated with inert salts in an aqueous solution.

Due to its broad-spectrum activity, low toxicity at recommended use levels, and excellent chemical compatibility, Kathon CG provides formulators with an economical and environmentally acceptable alternative to other commercial preservatives.  It is effective at low concentrations over a wide pH range and is compatible with a variety of surfactants and emulsifiers.  Kathon CG is approved for use worldwide.  It does not impart color or odor to cosmetic products, is not bioaccumulating, and is rapidly biodegradable.  

Independent Chemical is pleased to offer Kathon CG and a wide range of other cosmetic, personal care, and pharmaceutical products.  Contact us today for a quote. 


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