CoSept™ M is an extra fine white powder with faint odor that is non-hygroscopic and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use as a preservative in foods. For over 50 years this neutral ester of para-hydroxybenzoic acid has functioned as an excellent bacteriostatic and fungistatic agent at low concentration against a wide range of organisms. It is stable and active from pH 3 to 8, and is often used in conjunction with other additives (e.g., EDTA or its salts, Quaternium-15, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben) for synergistic effects. In personal care products, CoSept™ M and CoSept™ P have historically been used in combination (0.2% Methylparaben and 0.1% Propylparaben, with levels adjusted to specific circumstances). CoSept™ M has limited solubility in water, so presolubilization can reduce dissolution time and therefore batching time. The preference for parabens continues due to their 50-year history of safety and reliability.
CoSept™ M complies with the following regulations for Methylparaben based on the ICH harmonization: USP/NF, FCC, BP, EP, and JP.
Features & Benefits:
- Bactericidal Agent
- Fungicidal Agent