CHLORSAN is stabilized liquid bleach based on Hypochlorite solution with active chlorine, which is a powerful oxidizing agent with outstanding biocidal properties. Both gram positive and gram negative organisms display susceptibility to the oxidising power of chlorine. This includes common organisms such as salmonella and pseudomonas which all too often enountered in processing areas. Problem causing yeasts are also readily destroyed by the biocidal action of chlorine gas along with slime producing molds and fungal contamination. However, when the product is first used in disinfection applications, the usage is limited due to its gaseous state and extremely dangerous handling difficulties. With the introduction of liquid bleach the gas chlorine can be less dangerously handled in the form of a liquid chlorine compound which releases gas chlorine in contact with the contaminants or organic matter destroying the bacteria or fungi.
Further chlorine shows outstanding bleaching properties to many fibres and other organic and inorganic compounds, thus it is accepted as a universal bleaching agent with application in laundry, textile processing, wood pulp and many other processing industries.