February 1, 2022

Jessie Folmar
(513) 518-3147

Pilot Chemical Introduces Maquat® SWS Detergent Sanitizer, a New EPA-Registered No-Rinse Sanitizer

CINCINNATI, OHPilot Chemical Corp., through its subsidiary Mason Chemical Company, announces a new addition to its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered quaternary compounds product line: Maquat® SWS Detergent Sanitizer (EPA Reg. No. 10324-236). Maquat® SWS Detergent Sanitizer is a nonfood-contact surface sanitizer as well as a no-rinse detergent sanitizer for food-contact surfaces. When used to both pre-clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces, a separate rinse step is not required between pre-cleaning and sanitizing.

A typical sanitizer for food-contact surfaces would require a rinse with potable water after the cleaning step and prior to the sanitization step. Maquat® SWS Detergent Sanitizer eliminates the potable water rinse between cleaning and sanitization, hence the SWS — or Spray, Wipe, Spray — in the product’s name.

“This formula is going to be a real game-changer for our customers. The importance of following label instructions can’t be overstated. Used correctly, Maquat® SWS Detergent Sanitizer reduces overall cleaning time and can help our customers increase productivity and reduce labor costs,” said Richard Rehg, vice president of commercial for Pilot Chemical Corp.

Maquat® SWS Detergent Sanitizer is available for supplemental registration and is well suited for use in a variety of facilities, institutions and businesses, including:

  • Restaurants, bars, institutional kitchens, fast food operations, cafeterias and food establishments.
  • Businesses, office buildings and hotels.
  • Commercial sites, industrial sites, institutional facilities and public places.
  • Bathrooms, restrooms, showers and bath areas.
  • Breweries and bottle-washing facilities.
  • Dairy and poultry farms.
  • Meat and poultry plants.
  • Food-handling and processing areas and food-processing plants.

To learn more about Maquat® SWS Detergent Sanitizer, 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; oilfield 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 with additional sites located in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Mexico. For more information, visit

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