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EMD Performance Materials IR3535® Insect Repellent: Tough on Bugs, Easy on You

Give your customers powerful, safe bug protection
Mosquitos, ticks, lice, and other infection-carrying insects: at best they are a nuisance, and at worst they’re vectors of diseases like malaria and yellow fever. And the territory of dangerous arthropods like the Asian Tiger Mosquito (aedes albopictus) is spreading, so only a few regions of the world remain safe from undesirable pests. Fortunately, EMD Performance Materials' IR3535® (ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate) has a 30-year track record of repelling insects with impressive efficacy and a remarkably safe toxicological profile.

Over 7 hours before the “first bite”

Over 7 Hours Before the “First Bite"

When it comes to insect repellents, efficacy and safety must go hand in hand – and IR3535® has proven outstanding in both areas. A recent test proved its bug-fighting power by showing that a single application of just 10% IR3535® could provide over 7 hours of protection. In addition to mosquitos, IR3535® works against ticks, lice, and many other pests, even in extreme climates.

Outstanding safety
Because IR3535® goes on your skin, we at EMD Performance Materials have made every effort to ensure optimum safety. Extensive toxicological testing has shown that IR3535® is safer than other active ingredients. And IR3535® is classified by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a “Biopesticide”: even though it’s chemical structure – there is an analogy to naturally occurring amino acids.

Better than insecticide
Consumers have a choice between insecticides, which kill bugs, and repellents, which simply inhibit them from landing on the skin and clothes. The problem with insecticides is that they kill indiscriminately – meaning they wipe out the good bugs that prey on the bad ones. By upsetting nature’s balance, this actually leads to higher populations of undesirable pests over time. As a repellent, IR3535® keeps the bad bugs off of your skin – and leaves the good bugs alone.

The right choice for smart repellents
Odorless, highly stable, and simple to formulate, IR3535® makes your product developing and manufacturing job easy. It can be used in lotions, creams, gels, sprays, roll-ons, and powders. Here’s a tip: for maximum efficacy, use IR3535® in lotion-based products. Studies show lotion repellents significantly outperform sprays, meaning you can make a little IR3535® go a long way.

IR3535®: the best way to keep bugs at bay. To find out more, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Advantages of EMD Performance Materials' IR3535®insect repellent

  • Effective protection from insects and other arthropods
  • A broad spectrum of action
  • A safe toxicity profile
  • Long-lasting action, also under difficult climatic conditions
  • High chemical stability
  • Ease of incorporation into cosmetic and pharmaceutical base formulations
  • Good aesthetic and cosmetic properties

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