F10® technical information

Core actives

The F10® disinfectant and treatment range are based on F10®’s tested and proven core actives – a quaternary ammonium compound, Benzalkonium Chloride, and a biguanide compound, Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB). The antimicrobial mechanism of action of the F10® products is derived not only from that of each of the individual compounds, but also the novel synergistic action of the components.

Mode of action

F10® works by disrupting the micro-organism's cell membrane, causing it to rupture and effecting cell death. The cationic detergents are attracted to the anionic surfaces of micro-organisms, bind to the phospholipids in the cell membrane and denature the proteins impairing permeability


Details of the composition of each product in the F10® range


Details of the tests showing the efficacy of the F10® core actives


Toxicology information and test data. For product specific information, see each product page