germall™ 115 preservative

chemistry: antimicrobials

INCI: Imidazolidinyl Urea

germall™ 115 preservative is a white, free-flowing hygroscopic powder. It is very effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas species. It acts synergistically with other preservatives. With parabens, it provides a broad spectrum of activity against bacteria, yeast, and mold. This activity has made the germall™ 115-paraben combination one of the most widely used cosmetic preservative systems in the world.

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trade name: germall™ 115 preservative

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 
  • global use


leave-on ++
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.

sustainability features

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