Tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED) enables clothes to be cleaned effectively and safely at lower temperatures, thereby reducing energy usage and minimizing environmental impact. It is also widely used in automatic dishwasher formulations and as a sterilant in everything from denture cleaners to medical instruments. It reacts with hydrogen peroxide to form the powerful color-safe bleaching agent and biocide, peracetic acid, delivering the right amount where and when it is needed.
TAED is also kind on the environment, as it is readily biodegradable and of very low toxicity. It has been included in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Safer Choice™ program.
Lubrizol has developed the Mykon™ brand of TAED which offers several choices when it comes to hygiene, odour and stain removal. The Warwick™ brand of TAED is intended for those who want to make EPA/BPR biocidal claims.