Material Protection Products

Secure protection for your materials

Our Material Protection Products business unit develops active ingredients, preservatives and disinfectants. They protect materials and substances against spoilage by microorganisms such as bacteria, yeasts, moulds, viruses and algae.

The products are used in many industries and applications. These include agriculture, the construction industry, the electronics, paints & coatings and wood industries, but also the beverage and water sectors.

Our business unit in numbers


Hero Brands

  • Oxone™
  • Preventol®
  • Velcorin®
  • Virkon™


Virkon™ "the science to kill pathogens" is the umbrella brand for a portfolio of modern, scientifically formulated disinfectant solutions that kill disease-causing organisms that affect poultry, livestock and aquaculture production.

The portfolio of Virkon™ disinfectant solutions have been independently proven effective against a broad spectrum of viruses, bacteria and fungi such as African Swine Fever, Campylobacter and Aspergillosis, and are considered an essential element of an effective farm disease prevention and control biosecurity program.


Rely+On™ Virkon™

Rely+On™ Virkon™ broad spectrum virucidal disinfectant has been developed specifically for use in the Human Health market sector and, as such, has been tested and proven effective against a wide range of disease-causing pathogens of specific concern to human health including Influenza, Hepatitis, Norovirus and Coronavirus. It is used for the disinfection and decontamination of hard surfaces, floors, walls, doors and door handles, furniture, cabinets, centrifuges and pipette discard jars etc. in:

  • Medical Facilities (Hospitals and Doctors Surgeries) 
  • Pathology and Biosafety Containment Laboratories 
  • Treatment Salons 
  • Residential Homes 
  • Public Areas
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Rely+On™ Virkon™

No other disinfectant has the same powerful composition or extensive portfolio of performance and safety testing data. It combines application flexibility with broad spectrum efficacy, on hard surfaces, and in the face of organic challenge.


Under the Preventol® brand name, we sell active ingredients and finished formulations for Paints & Coatings, Wood Protection, Construction Products, Process Control and Disinfection among other things. One example is the preservation of paints: Preventol® protects paints from taking on bad odors or discoloration caused by bacteria. This extends the life of the product and maintains its functionality, for example the spreadability of the paint.


Velcorin® is used as a cold sterilization agent in the beverage industry. It deactivates microorganisms such as yeast, mold or bacteria that can enter the beverage during the filling process. Velcorin® does not affect the taste, smell or color of the beverage.

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Velcorin® deactivates microorganisms that can enter the beverage during the filling process.


Oxone: our powerful and fast reacting oxidizing agent is used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications such as disinfection, pulp & paper, electronics and water treatment. 
For example in pools and spas, where it cleans the water and reduces the use of chlorine. Oxone™ makes the water sparkling clear, avoids eye- and skin irritation and is free of chlorine smells. 

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Oxone™ helps to keep the pool water safen and clear without over-chlorinating.

Your advantage

We see ourselves as a service provider who offers customers an individual and flexible range of solutions and services at the highest quality level.

Biocides or biocide-containing products may only be sold in many countries if they have been registered and approved beforehand in a complex procedure with the competent authority. We have obtained the necessary local registrations and approvals for our products and their ingredients. We ensure that necessary approval processes for new products are initiated in good time. Our experts evaluate toxicology, efficacy and data records for protecting the environment. They carry out risk assessments and prepare dossiers for submission to the regulatory authorities. We can therefore draw on extensive toxicological and ecotoxicological studies for our products.

In addition, our technical experts assist in the selection of suitable biocides, prepare dosage and formulation recommendations and carry out compatibility and stability tests. We have a wide range of other analytical techniques at our disposal - depending on the area of application. In our microbiological laboratories, we identify microorganisms and carry out extensive microbiological tests in accordance with international and industry standards. 



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Preventol® prevents bacteria and fungi from accumulating in the equipment.
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Preventol® improves the shelf life of concrete admixtures.
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Preventol® protects household cleaners from bad odors and discoloration.
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Preventol® reliably works against bacteria, viruses and fungi.


To determine the efficacy of biocidal products, different samples are examined under the microscope.

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Simon Lerch

Senior Manager Strategy & Integration

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