September 21, 2021

Jessie Folmar 
Pilot Chemical
(513) 518.3147

Pilot Chemical Secures 1-Minute Contact Time Claim for Maquat® 86-M Product

Cincinnati, OHPilot Chemical Corp., through its subsidiary Mason Chemical Company, has secured acceptance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add a 1-minute contact time claim for SARS-CoV-2 on the label of its Maquat® 86-M product.

Customers using Maquat® 86-M for hard surface disinfection can now claim the product is proven effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with a 1-minute contact time. A 10-minute claim against Bordetella bronchiseptica has also been added to the label. This is one of the causes of kennel cough and can affect small pets. Customers will need to update their labels in order to make these claims. Customers with questions about any proposed label changes and updates should contact Pilot’s Sub-Registration group at

“As we enter cold and flu season, set against the surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus and the opening up of the economy, it’s more important than ever to stay vigilant with cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection efforts,” said Richard Rehg, Vice President of Commercial, Pilot Chemical. “Following label instructions is a critical part of the process and a 1-minute contact time can provide peace of mind when it comes to protecting our families and communities against COVID-19.”

Maquat® 86-M is part of the company’s EPA-registered quaternary compounds and active ingredient disinfectant product line and is well suited for use in healthcare facilities and in a variety of other institutions and businesses. It is available for supplemental registration.

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 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. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with additional sites located in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Mexico. For more information, visit

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