F10® technical information

Mode of action

The F10® disinfectant and treatment range are based on F10®’s tested and proven core actives, which includes a quaternary ammonium compound, Benzalkonium Chloride. 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 


The F10 product range is not tested on animals.  

Health and Hygiene (Pty) Ltd, the manufacturers of the F10 disinfectant and treatment range follows the ECHA guidelines regarding toxicity so as to ensure safety whilst avoiding testing on animals. Currently the ECHA (European Chemical Agency) - the regulating authority for all disinfectants put into the EU and UK markets - requires toxicity to be computed from the data provided by the approved raw material manufacturers. Health and Hygiene (Pty) Ltd, as a formulator, take this data and determine toxicity values by applying an ECHA computation so as to avoid animal testing.


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