Unique, High-Performance Preservatives

Comprehensive range of preservatives for Home Care and I&I cleaning products

Dantogard®, Proxel®, TroyGuard™

To ensure the effectiveness and safety for consumers, preservatives are often added to prevent the growth of unwanted bacteria and fungi in cleaning products. That's where Barentz comes in. We partnered with Arxada to bring you a comprehensive selection of preservatives to help protect your products and consumers. These preservatives have undergone rigorous testing and meet the strict regulations of various global authorities.

With the support of Barentz' expert technical advice and laboratory support, you can have peace of mind that the ideal preservative is being used to keep your formulations functioning properly and safely, protecting your customers.

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High-performance preservation

Dantogard™ Preservatives from Arxada

The Dantogard™ Preservatives from Arxada are state-of-the-art, high-performing preservative blends. This line of products are compatible in a wide range of aqueous formulations including surfactants, household and industrial cleaning products, and dish detergents to name a few.

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Proxel® Preservatives from Arxada

Arxada's Proxel® range is formulated with one of the most versatile, compatible, and trusted broad-spectrum preservative solutions available for the Home Care market. By encompassing cost-effective and specialist blends with carefully-identified co-actives, Proxel® preservatives offer the flexibility of choice for difficult-to-preserve systems.

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TroyGuard™ Preservatives from Arxada

TroyGuard™ preservatives from Arxada are highly effective and versatile antimicrobial agents designed for home care and industrial and institutional (I&I) applications. They are formulated to provide long-lasting protection against a wide range of microorganisms, ensuring the safety and efficacy of a variety of products.

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  1. Why are preservatives necessary in HI&I cleaning formulations?
    Preservatives are essential in HI&I cleaning formulations to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and molds. They extend the shelf life of products and ensure they remain safe and effective over time.

  2. How do I choose the right preservative for my HI&I cleaning formulation?
    The choice of preservative depends on various factors, including the formulation’s other ingredients, pH level, and intended use. It's crucial to consult with a chemist or formulator to select the most suitable preservative for your specific formulation. Contact your Barentz Technical Account Executive for more information.

  3. How can I ensure the preservatives in my HI&I cleaning formulation remain effective throughout the product's shelf life?
    Regular stability testing, microbial challenge testing, and adherence to recommended storage conditions are crucial to ensure that preservatives remain effective throughout a product's shelf life. These tests help assess the product's microbial resistance and longevity.

  4. Can I use multiple preservatives in my HI&I cleaning formulation for better protection?
    Yes, using a combination of preservatives (a preservative system) can provide broader protection against various microorganisms. However, it's essential to ensure compatibility and effectiveness through testing and consultation with experts. The Barentz Technical Laboratory Solutions Center can help you with any questions or concerns regarding the compatibility and effectiveness of preservative systems.

  5. Can I reduce the amount of preservatives in my formulation to make it more natural?
    While reducing preservatives may be desirable for a more natural product, it must be done carefully. A thorough microbial challenge test and stability testing are essential to determine the minimum effective preservative concentration to maintain product safety and shelf life.

  6. Are there regulations and guidelines for using preservatives in HI&I cleaning products?
    Yes, regulatory bodies like the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the United States and similar agencies in other countries have guidelines and regulations regarding the use of preservatives in cleaning products. It's essential to comply with these regulations to ensure product safety and legality. Contact your Barentz Technical Account Executive for more information.

  7. How do I label products that contain preservatives in accordance with regulatory requirements?
    Ensure that your product labels comply with local regulations and accurately list all preservatives used. This typically involves including the preservative names and concentrations, along with any safety precautions or handling instructions. Barentz offers formulary and regulatory support. Contact the team today if you need assistance.

  8. Are there any CleanGredients.org listed preservatives; how can they benefit my cleaning product formulation?
    Yes. Barentz has access to CleanGredients.org listed preservatives from Arxada. These have been evaluated for their environmental and health impacts. Using these preservatives can help make your cleaning products more sustainable and safer for both consumers and the environment.

  9. Are CleanGredients.org listed preservatives as effective as traditional preservatives in HI&I cleaning products?
    CleanGredients.org listed preservatives can be just as effective as traditional preservatives when used correctly in formulations. However, the effectiveness may vary depending on the specific preservative and formulation.

  10. Are CleanGredients.org listed preservatives safer for the environment and human health?
    Yes, CleanGredients.org listed preservatives are evaluated for their environmental and human health impact. They are chosen to meet sustainability criteria and minimize negative effects on both.

  11. How do I find CleanGredients.org listed preservatives for my HI&I cleaning formulation?
    Visit CleanGredients.org and use their search and filter functions to find preservatives that meet your specific requirements and formulation needs. You can also contact a Barentz Technical Team Member or search our website!
Check out these CleanGredients.org listed preservatives from Arxada, distributed by Barentz North America.

High-performance Preservation

Proxel® AQ Preservative


CAS RN: 2634-33-5, 1310-58-3

Proxel® AQ Preservative is a zero VOC, broad spectrum preservative used to protect industrial water-based products against spoilage from bacteria, yeasts and fungi.

It is an aqueous solution of 1, 2- benzisothiazolin- 3-one (BIT) that is pH and temperature stable and can easily be incorporated into a wide range of industrial products.

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Proxel® GXL Preservative


CAS RN: 2634-33-5, 1310-73-2

PROXEL® GXL Preservative is a broad spectrum, efficacious antibacterial product based on the chemical 1, 2- benzisothiazolin- 3-one (BIT) that is pH and temperature stable and can easily incorporated into a wide range of industrial products.

PROXEL™ GXL Preservative does not contain or release formaldehyde, is compatible with a wide variety of industrial additives, is stable over a broad pH range, is compatible with amine systems, exhibits thermal stability and is suitable for use in metalworking fluid concentrates.

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High-performance Preservation

TroyGuard™ CM1.5 CF 

CIT/MIT: 5-Chloro-2-Methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 2-Methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one

CAS Number: 26172-55-4, 2682-20- 4

TroyGuard™ CM1.5 CF is a fast-acting, broad-spectrum preservative that protects aqueous systems from bacterial and fungal contamination, effectively preserving a wide variety of HI&I (Household, Industrial, & Institutional) end‐use products, such as laundry and dish detergents, fabric softeners, heavy-duty cleaners, polishes, waxes and wet wipes.

TroyGuard™ CM1.5 CF is copper free and lower color than other forms of CIT/MIT, making it more acceptable for certain applications. TroyGuard™ CM1.5 CF is CleanGredients listed.

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