In addition to Carbopol® polymers
, Noveon® polycarbophil
, and medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane
(TPU), Lubrizol also manufactures tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED) as a bleach activator for denture cleaners to prevent bacterial build-up.
- Has been extensively used for more than 30 years in domestic applications.
- Is used exclusively in powder formats and only reacts when water is added.
- Is environmentally safe, as it is readily biodegradable.
- Reacts with peroxide to form a powerful bleaching agent and disinfectant (peracetic acid), effectively cleansing and disinfecting dentures. Bacteria detrimental to oral health can build up on dentures over time if not properly cleaned.