Epimax P 15% is a disinfectant and sterilizer based on the most powerful antimicrobial compound in the world (peracetic acid), which is formulated with the highest quality and standards to remove all viruses, bacteria, fungi and other microbial agents. This combination is so unique that scientists named it the most powerful disinfectants.
Introduction to Epimax P 15%
Epimax P 15% is a stabilized solution and includes several principal components such as peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and other synergistic compounds. This formula is designed and it is produced from the main components of the product. The formulation of Epimax P15% is unique and has several advantages in comparison to other disinfectants in the market and these advantages are as follows:
Increasing effect, so that the Minimum Inhibitory Concenteration (MIC) has been decreased and a very small dose of MBC can remove all micro-orgasms.
The dosage of Epimax P 15% is low as and more affordable.
The active ingredients of Epimax P 15%
Peracetic acid 13-18%
Hydrogen peroxide 12-25%
Other compounds with a synergistic effect 15%
Application and reason for not developing microbial resistance
Due to its wide range of chemical activity, peracetic acid can remove all microbial types, therefore, scientists believe that the reason for the lack of microbial resistance to peracetic acid is that this compound has more than 40 chemical reactions in microorganisms. Some of these chemical reactions including the breaking of sulfur (S-S) and sulfhydryl (SH-) bonds in proteins and enzymes which have been approved. Therefore, important compounds in cells and membranes are broken by oxidative stress and lose their performance.
Peracetic acid can oxidize the essential enzymes of the cell and removes the biochemical signs of the cell, and reduces the level of intercellular substances. Some microorganisms use Catalase in order to deactivate hydrogen peroxide, and it has no effect on peracetic acid, and scientists have shown that peracetic acid reduces the activity of Beta-galactosidase enzyme.
Due to lack of activity of catalase and superoxide dismutase, anaerobic microorganisms are also sensitive to peracetic acid. Peracetic acid is a denaturation of proteins and affects the nucleic acid structure of the cell.
Scientists have shown that organic radicals derived from peracetic acid have sporicidal properties and they can take action in the form of a regenerative agent against spores that are naturally have highest oxidation state.
Epimax P 15% can remove all microorganisms according to the consumption concentration and environmental conditions, and as per the FDA and EPA classification, this compound is in the peroxy compounds and the power of sterilizing, bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and sporicidal. Some of these microorganisms are as follows:
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of EpimaxP 15% on Escherichia coli bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and bacterial spores with Silus subtilis based on the European standard method (En1040):
Epimax P 15% can be used as a specialized disinfectant for disinfecting and descaling in clean-in-place and cleaning out of place (CIP/COP) of all food and health industries as follows:
Removal of microbial layers (biofilm) in different food industries
Dairy industries (yogurt, milk, cheese, butter, buttermilk) and centers for milk production and collection
production industries of beverage (concentrate – fruit juice – mineral water – types of soft drinks)
Meat and protein industries (sausage and kielbasa)
Canning industries (sauce, tuna, ready meals)
Processing industries (centers for animal and poultry feed production, vegetables, dry and fresh vegetables, chips, pickles and vegetables…)
Food delivery trucks
Industrial and workshop refrigerators
Centers for production and packaging red meat, chicken, fish, shrimp, etc.
Centers for egg packaging
Centers for production of Glucose (with wheat or corn flour)
Factories for candy and chocolate
Number 1 (one) is one unit (CC or Lit) of Epimax P 15% solution and the larger number (on the right) is the unit of water.
The ratios mentioned in the table are effective in standard and conventional conditions.
The consumption amount of Epimax P 15% (peracetic acid PAA) is different depending on: 1- time of solution to the surface (-) 2- microbial load (+) 3- hardness of water (+) 4- environment and water temperature (-) (The above factors can decrease or increase the effect of PAA.)
Preparing the diluted solution in the required amount and use it the same day.
Advantages of Epimax P 15% (peracetic acid) compared to other common antimicrobial compounds:
Comparison of Epimax P 15% (peracetic acid) with aldehyde compounds (glutaraldehyde, formaldehyde):
The power of peracetic acid is 64 times higher than formaldehyde and 32 times higher than glutaraldehyde.
Aldehydes determine the protein composition of blood and tissue and act incompletely for the cleaning process, while peracetic acid cleans proteins from surfaces.
The toxicity of aldehydes is very high in the environment and the residues that they have in the environment, while peracetic acid does not have any toxic residues in the environment.
Using aldehydes for a long period of time is carcinogenic and causes respiratory problems for users, while polyacetic acid does not.
Comparison of Epimax P 15% (peracetic acid) with hydrogen peroxide compounds (hydrogen peroxide):
The power of peracetic acid is 35 times stronger than hydrogen peroxide.
The enzyme of catalase microbes removes the effect of hydrogen peroxide, while it is ineffective against peracetic acid.
The dosage of hydrogen peroxide is high and will be very expensive for the consumer, while the dosage of peracetic acid is much lower and affordable.
Comparison of Epimax P 15% (peracetic acid) with quaternary ammonium compounds:
Quaternary ammonium compounds are categorized as the low-level disinfectants and are ineffective against mycobacteria, spores and some viruses (without envelope), whereas Epimax P 15% is a high-level disinfectant. and is effective on all microbial forms.
Comparison of Epimax P 15% (peracetic acid) with phenolic compounds:
Phenolic compounds are categorized as the intermediate level of disinfectants, so they are ineffective on some microbial forms, including spores.
Phenolic compounds are highly toxic for the environment and their use have environmental restrictions in almost all parts of the world.
The consumption concentration of phenolic compounds is usually high and they have several times weaker.
Comparison of Epimax P 15% (peracetic acid) with iodine compounds:
Having color is one of the properties of iodine compounds that makes restrictions on its use.
The consumption concentration of these compounds is usually high and it creates limitations in terms of cost-effectiveness.
From an environmental point of view, halogen and iodine compounds have many problems and are highly toxic.
Comparison table between Epimax P 15% and other antiseptic compounds:
According to the tests designed based on the European standard EN1040, the power of Epimax p 15% has shown to be stronger than other available compounds which are mentioned in the table as follows:
The most reliable method to determine the concentration and effective time of consumption of disinfectants will be obtained by tests to determine the microbial contamination of the used surfaces by the relevant specialists of that unit.
The concentration and time of use can be variable according to the level of surface contamination, the presence of side substances, as well as the repetition and time of disinfection.
Keeping conditions and safety
The storage period of Epimax P 15% in the right conditions is one year.
Keep the container containing the product away from direct light and high temperature.
Keep the solution only in its original container.
Always use freshly prepared solution.
It is better to keep it in a cool place (below 30 degrees Celsius) and with proper ventilation.
- Standard for Anti-corrosion according to ASTM G31, NACE TM0169
- Standard for antimicrobial of surfaces according to European standards EN13704, EN14885
- Standard for antifungal according to the European standard EN14885
- Registered in the Isfahan Food and Drug Administration