Germall™ 115 preservative

Chemistry: Preservatives

INCI: Imidazolidinyl Urea

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Germall 115 preservative is one of Ashland's tried and true classic preservatives.  Known for their ability to deliver efficient antimicrobial power to a wide variety of personal care products, Germall 115 preservative, like other classic preservatives, offer balanced and synergistic broad-spectrum protection.  They are compatible with many other cosmetic chemicals are are approved for use in most countries.  Classic preservatives are effective at low doses and can be used to bolster other preservatives.

Germall 115 preservative is sold under the same trade name in EMEA.

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Features and Benefits
  • Effective over broad pH range 3.0–9.0
  • Very effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
  • Acts synergistically with other preservatives oo
  • Global use†


Hair Care Leave-On ++
Hair Care Rinse-Off ++
Skin Care Leave-On ++
Skin Care Rinse-Off ++
Wet Wipes +

Use Levels: 0.2-0.6%

Max. Temperature During Production: Below 60 °C

Additional Information:

pH 3 - 9
Regulatory Compliance* Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico, US
Technologies without Halogen, without Isothiazolinones, without Paraben, without Phenoxyethanol
Chemistry Type with Formaldehyde Donor

++ recommended, + suitable

*For country-specific details, please contact your technical service representative.

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