UK Manufacturers & Suppliers of Chemical Biocides & Disinfectants

Quat-Chem is a UK based chemical company specialising in the manufacture of chemical biocides and Preventive Hygiene Technologies for industrial use. Quat-Chem’s formulated hygiene products meet the needs of a diverse range of industries including Dairy, Poultry & Livestock, Food & Beverage, Hospital & Healthcare and Janitorial Cleaning sectors. Through our constant investment in research and development and by combining chemistry and enterprise we deliver innovative solutions to our international markets.

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The profitability of a dairy operation is decided largely by milk quality, milk volume, the cost of production (feed efficiency, veterinary costs and manpower costs) and market price for milk.

Dairy farm bulk tank somatic cell counts (BTSCC) are an international measure of the quality of milk for human consumption. Dairy cooperatives and food processors price milk based on a low BTSCC which reflects dairy cow health and good dairy hygiene practices.  Udder inflammation and infection, bacterial colonisation of milking…


Quat-Chem holds one of the most comprehensive ranges of virucidal disinfectants for infectious disease management in poultry and livestock farming.

Viruses are widely responsible for immunosuppression in infected birds, which leads to poultry susceptible to opportunistic environmental pathogens present at sub-infective levels. Viruses are widely implicated in poultry epidemics of international economic importance. The direct costs of mortality as a result of endemic disease are immediately evident. The avian influenza…


Preventative biosecurity has become increasingly important in livestock agriculture in the aftermath of recent foot and mouth outbreaks. Implementation of farm biosecurity excludes pathogenic organisms from the farm environment and serves to safeguard livestock and food supply for human consumption. Management measures require control over personnel and vehicular access to farms, and decontamination through the use of an effective farm disinfectant, ideally DEFRA tested virucidal disinfectants in wheel and foot dips, and preventing contact of livestock with wildlife.

Routine farm hygiene practices essential in controlling infectious disease within the farm include regular sanitisation and disinfection of animal housing, hard surfaces, vehicles and equipment. Management of manure and litter with limited vehicle and personnel traffic between contaminated areas and livestock housing, regular sanitisation of the livestock drinking water system,…

Food & Beverage

As food supplies are increasingly sourced internationally, there is the growing concern regarding food safety and the incidence of foodborne diseases. In industrialised countries up to 30% of the population suffer from foodborne diseases each year (WHO, 2007a).

Food production is therefore increasingly regulated worldwide to ensure food quality standards are met. Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) is a prerequisite for HACCP (Hazard analysis and Critical Control Points), an auditable international standard in food production. A well designed sanitation programme creates a pleasant work environment which encourages achievement of…

Hospital & Healthcare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US) estimated 1.7 million hospital-associated (nosocomial) infections caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths. In Europe, 25,000 deaths each year are attributed mainly to Gram-negative bacterial infections. Around 9,000 deaths associated with hospital acquired infections were recorded in the UK, with patient care costing the National Health Service over £1 billion (national audit office, 2007).

Patients in the intensive care and burns/trauma units are at highest risk. Opportunistic infections can have a devastating effect on the health of immuno-compromised patients following prior exposure to viruses such as HIV/AIDS, transplant patients on immunosuppressive drugs, the elderly and newborn. Infectious pathogens that are prevalent in the hospital…

Industrial & Institutional

The need for cleanliness and good hygiene in the public sphere is well recognised by both consumers and professional cleaning and hygiene specialists.

Office buildings, apartment complexes, factories and warehouses need to be clean, safe, and free of pests. The transmission of infectious disease through contact with hard surfaces in high traffic public and recreational areas and the public transportation system can be readily prevented through the use of industrial cleaning chemicals and…

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Quat-Chem Presents at Manchester's Marketing Open Mic Night

Quat-Chem's Marketing Manager, Lydia Simpson presented to Manchester's marketing professionals last night at the open mic night hosted by MediaCom Manchester.

Lydia presented the findings of the research conducted at Quat-Chem over the...

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