October 27, 2020

Jessie Folmar
Pilot Chemical
(513) 518.3147

Pilot Chemical Disinfectant Accepted for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 and More

Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical Corp., through its subsidiary Mason Chemical Company, has secured acceptance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add a SARS-CoV-2 claim, along with four new antimicrobial claims, to the label of its Maguard® 5626 product.

Customers using Maguard® 5626 for hard surface disinfection can now claim the product is proven effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with a 2-minute dwell time. Other new antimicrobial claims include: Legionella pneumophila and Candida auris for hard surface disinfection; Marek’s Disease virus as an animal premise virucide; and Vibrio cholerae for food contact surface sanitization. Customers will need to update their labels in order to make these claims.

“When it comes to fighting chemically-resistant pathogens, Maguard® 5626 is a workhorse,” said Richard Rehg, Vice President of Commercial, Pilot Chemical Company. “As the pandemic continues, disinfecting and sanitizing products like this are essential in protecting our families and communities against COVID-19 and other emerging threats, and we stand united with our customers in meeting that demand.”

First launched in 2011, Maguard® 5626 is an EPA-registered disinfectant that falls in the company’s disinfectant/sanitizer group of peracetic acid products and is available for supplemental registration. It offers a high level of disinfection and sanitizing capabilities. This product is used by a wide range of industries, from food protection, janitorial, oil & gas, and commercial laundry, to industrial water treatment and pulp and paper. A highly versatile product, Maguard® 5626 can be used in a broad number of environments and locations, from airports, nursing homes and healthcare facilities, to schools, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and zoos.

Earlier this month, Maguard® 5626 was among a group of Pilot products accepted by the EPA as effective against emerging viral pathogens. It is the company’s first product to gain the claim for SARS-CoV-2, and additional new claim submissions are in the pipeline awaiting acceptance.

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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