October 1, 2020

Jessie Folmar
Pilot Chemical
(513) 518-3147

Pilot Chemical Adds EPA Emerging Viral Pathogen Claim to Eight Products

Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical Corp. is pleased to announce that through its subsidiary Mason Chemical Company, it has received EPA acceptance to add an emerging viral pathogen claim to the labels of eight products from the company’s EPA-registered quaternary ammonium compound and active ingredient line, under its Maquat® and Maguard® brands.

Emerging viral pathogens are defined by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as pathogens “that have newly appeared in a population or have existed but are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range.” In the case of SARS-CoV-2, the product must have the emerging viral pathogen language on the label and be effective against a harder-to-kill virus than SARS-CoV-2.

“Meeting the EPA’s criteria for effectiveness against emerging viral pathogens enables our customers to make off-label claims that their products can fight the virus that causes COVID-19 and future threats that may emerge,” said Richard Rehg, Vice President of Commercial, Pilot Chemical Company. “Our team has been working hard to bring this to fruition and help our customers offer effective formulated products to meet rapidly changing market needs.”

This represents the first group of Pilot products submitted for emerging viral pathogen claims, with plans for additional future submittals.

To view the list of EPA-registered disinfectant products, visit

About Pilot Chemical Corp.
Pilot Chemical Corp. is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high-quality products and services to the disinfecting, sanitizing and cleaning; metalworking and lubricants; oil field and emulsion polymerization industries. Its proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of biocidal quats, tertiary amine derivatives,
polymers and organometallic fuel additives. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America, is a leader in quaternary ammonium compounds, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot is certified under both ISO 9001:2015 and the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit

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