Nature’s own preservative and protector
In a world where quickly killing viruses, bacteria and germs is a global imperative, Glyclean D ticks all the boxes. Unlike harsh, corrosive chemicals or quats, Glyclean D is friendly to people and the environment—and it’s EPA approved.
Glyclean™D70 uses the power of nature to kill bacteria and viruses. This nonflammable, VOC exempt, antimicrobial raw material is based upon glycolic acid, nature’s preservative and protector. It is designed for use in various hard surface cleaning and disinfecting formulations. Glyclean™D70 has low corrosivity, making it effective for household and institutional cleaning applications, including removing soap scum and hard water deposits.
U.S. EPA-registered formulations that utilize Glyclean™ D70 as the active ingredient include (Note - these formulations are available for sub-registration; they are not available for sale to end-users):
- Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner (EPA approved to kill SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus)
- Glyclean™ Pine Cleaner
- Glyclean™ Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Glyclean™ Broad Spectrum Disinfectant and Cleaner (pending EPA approval)
A Strong Disinfecting Agent Approved to Kill SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of Covid-19
Covid-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus. Chemours’ Glyclean Hard Surface Cleaner formulation is registered with the EPA to kill the SARS-CoV-2 the cause of Covid-19 illness.
Testing was done utilizing the Glyclean™ Hard Surface Cleaner formulation with a 5% Glyclean™ D70 active ingredient concentration that has been EPA registered. Testing was conducted to determine efficacy on hard, non-porous surfaces using EPA accepted test methods for germicidal sprays as disinfectants. This testing was conducted in the presence of a 5% or 1% fetal bovine serum organic load to allow for a one-step clean and disinfect claim. The data for both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as several viral strains, are presented below. Bactericidal and viricidal activity (i.e., complete kill, expressed as % reduction) was achieved in 10 min.
|Bacterium||ATCC No.||% Reduction|
|Escherichia coli O157:H7
|Herpes simplex virus type 1
||VR-733, strain F(1)
|Influenza type A2
||VR-544, strain Hong Kong
|Rhinovirus type 37
||VR-1147, strain 151-1
Glyclean™ D70 Features and Benefits
As a registered EPA antimicrobial ingredient, glycolic acid is the active ingredient in the formulation of liquid, nonporous hard surface disinfectants for household, industrial, institutional, and commercial locations.
|Strong disinfectant||Kills a broad range of bacteria and viruses including SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19|
|Excellent solubility of hard water salts, including calcium and magnesium||Effective and efficient soap scum and hard water salt removal|
|Excellent rinsability||Leaves minimal residue|
|A 90% biodegradable rate within seven days||Environmentally friendly|
|Low toxicity and volatility||Safe in its intended uses for consumers|
|Compatible with a wide range of formulation ingredients||Easy to create a formula to meet consumer needs|