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Peracetic Acid

Peracetic acid is a versatile, organic compound that holds multiple applications across industrial cleaning and sanitisation. We are a leading UK peracetic acid supplier, manufacturer and distributor.



Applied in agricultural/poultry premises and dairy farms as an in-situ sanitizer
Commonly used to treat animal diseases in by controlling pathogenic micro-organisms

Farm & Livestock

Applied within dairy farming to disinfectant pathogens present livestock hoofs and cows teats

Cleaning Chemicals & Detergents

Considered a viable alternative in disinfection to Sodium Hypochlorite as it does not react with proteins to produce toxic or carcinogenic compounds and leaves no residue providing a more environmentally friendly alternative.

Widely used in cleaning in place applications in manufacturing or processing environments (CIP - cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings, without disassembly)

Water Treatment

Suitable for use in cooling tower water disinfection preventing bio film formation and controls legionella bacteria


Medical devices – used to disinfectant endoscopes and other medical instrumentation (supplied through our key principle IM Med)
Food Washing - disinfection of fruits and vegetables in wash baths to extend their shelf life


Peracetic acid (also known as peroxyacetic acid or PAA) is a colourless liquid with a boiling point of 25°C.

Holding the formula CH3CO3H, it is created by a reaction between hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid; the compound has a similar pungent-smelling odour to its slightly stronger cousin, acetic acid. Peracetic acid is a popular biocidal disinfectant with uses across many industries.

We are a leading UK supplier of peracetic acid, available in a range of pack sizes and strengths for distribution across the UK, Ireland and the EU.

Get in touch to discuss your specific industry requirements.

Airedale Chemical: a leading peracetic acid UK supplier, manufacturer & distributor

We supply peracetic acid in strengths ranging from 2% to 15% and can accommodate a range of order sizes — from 25L and 200L drums to 1000L IBCs or bulk peracetic acid transfers. 

Experienced, efficient and trusted peracetic acid suppliers, we have our own distribution network covering the UK, Ireland and the European Union.

We are an active ingredient supplier in accordance with Article 95. As well as being BPR grade, our peracetic acid’s antimicrobial efficacy is approved under EN1276, EN1650, EN13704, EN13697, EN1656, EN14349, EN14476, EN16437.

Our peracetic acid material is for use with the following product types:

  • PT two (disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals)
  • PT three (veterinary hygiene)
  • PT four (food and feed area)

Peracetic acid’s uses: a versatile, eco-conscious biocidal disinfectant

Peracetic acid is biocidal — meaning it can destroy and control harmful bacteria, viruses, spores and fungi.

A very powerful oxidant and fast-acting antimicrobial, peracetic acid penetrates through cell membranes, irreversibly disrupting the enzyme system and destroying pathogenic microorganisms.

PAA’s antimicrobial properties make a popular, reliable biocidal disinfectant in agricultural, food and pharmaceutical settings, as well as in the home. Amongst many other industrial applications, it also holds use in water treatment, able to prevent biofilm formation and pathogenic growth. 

Efficacious even at low temperatures with no traces of chlorine, peracetic acid also has an environmental edge. After use, it simply breaks down into its ecologically-harmless components — an excellent alternative to traditional chemicals used for disinfectant and cleansing purposes.

If you’re interested in peracetic acid for sale or you’d like a peracetic acid MSDS, get in touch through our enquiry page or by phoning 01535 637876.

Airedale Chemical: your supplier and distributor of peracetic acid.

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Other names:
Peroxyacetic Acid, Acetic Peroxide, Acetyl Hydroperoxide, PAA
2%, 2% Foamy, 5%, 15%
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Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

Bulk Transfer

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