Antimicrobial Agent & Cationic Surfactant

Sanam - Antimicrobial Agent & Catatonic Surfactant Suppliers


Our surfactants provide cleanliness for a variety of applications. We offer non-ionic, anionic, cationic and amphoteric products. Our products range from commodities to specialties, allowing for tailored applications. Certain products (ex. Benzalkonium chloride) are widely recognized as useful against viruses such as COVID-19.

Cationic Surfactants and Antimicrobial Additives

Cationic surfactants are well known as antimicrobial agents. We provide a unique technology and long history of supplying Cationic surfactants (table.1). Our technology makes it possible for customers to select from a wide range of surfactant cations and anions.

For Example, we have developed resin kneading type antimicrobial additives. These products can be expected to provide the long-lasting and immediate effectiveness compared to inorganic type antibacterial or antimicrobial agents.

Sanam antibacterial or antimicrobial agents

Product list

  • LEBON TM-16, 16MS
  • LEBON TM-18, 18PA
  • CATION G-50

Assumed use

  • Antimicrobial agent
  • Wood preservative
  • Detergent
  • Antiviral agent
  • Deodorant

(Table 1)

Sanam Antibacterial or Antimicrobial Agents Chemical Composition

Example of our Unique Anti-Fungi / Antimicrobial Agent Technology


This unique product has a broad antibacterial spectrum against pathogens, such as ‘Escherichia coli’ and ‘Staphylococcus aureus’, and is very effective against fungi. (Table.1)
Another unique feature of OSMORIN DA-50 is that it is a chlorine-free antimicrobial product, which means that there is almost no corrosiveness to metals(Picture.1). In addition, it has superior resistance to hard water compared to benzalkonium chloride.

Assumed use

  • Antimicrobial agent
  • Wood preservative
OSMORIN DA-50 Sanam Antimicrobial Agent Wood Preservative
Antifungal / Antimicrobial Agent Wood Preservative
Antifungal / Antimicrobial Agent Wood Preservative
Table 1. minimum inhibitory concentration against various bacteria and fungi
Anti Corrosion Effect of OSMORIN DA-50
Anti Corrosion Effect of OSMORIN DA-50
Picture 1. Anti Corrosion Test

Antiviral Application

The Coronavirus pandemic has been changing our lifestyles. As you may know, some surfactants including cation surfactants are effective sanitizers for this kind of virus (including COVID-19 and flu-virus). For example, Benzalkonium chloride is proven as a valid application for COVID-19 sanitization.

Benzalkonium Chloride Formula
How Antimicrobial Agent & Catatonic Surfactant work against a Virus

Questions Asked About Antimicrobial Agent & Cationic Surfactant

Cationic surfactant antimicrobial agents are most effective to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

It is generally said that cation surfactant can break or inactivate cell membranes.

Cation surfactant antimicrobial agents are used for sanitizer, wood preservative, detergent and etc..

Benzalkonium chloride is one of the most popular antimicrobial agents.

There are antimicrobials and disinfectants that directly kill microorganisms. Some industrial preservatives have the same effect, but food and pharmaceutical preservatives(antiseptic) only prevent the invasion, growth and proliferation of microorganisms.

Our Cation surfactant is not harmful or toxic at actual use concentration. All the materials cannot be determined to be non toxic, for example, too much salt is bad for your health. Appropriate use is most important and we can help you for this.

Cationic(Cation) surfactant has positive charge in its molecular structure. This feature help anti-microbial property.

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