Control Technology – High level disinfectant

Sychem Control Range

What is CONTROL Technology™?

CONTROL is a high level disinfectant technology platform offering safe, effective, user friendly single step cleaning and disinfection across a wide range of industries. From healthcare to educational establishments, food processing to veterinary science, Sychem CONTROL is a proven technology safe to use in all associated food, animal and human environments.

The CONTROL Technology™ platform is based around the quaternary ammonium compounds didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC) with an adjuvant effect to enhance its antimicrobial efficacy.

*Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.


The comprehensive Sychem CONTROL product range offers single step cleaning and disinfection for all hard and soft surfaces, environments and equipment (see Figure 1). The product range includes:

Wipes (3 product variants are available):

  • Standard – a polypropylene wipe for normal, everyday cleaning and disinfection.
  • Textured – a highly textured polypropylene wipe for enhanced removal of dirt and organic matter.
  • Maceratable / flushable – a natural cellulose wipe for everyday cleaning and disinfection. Highly absorbent, fully maceratable and degrades in landfill within 10 days.

Trigger sprays: ideal for cleaning large surfaces and in situations of heavy soiling.

Flip top bottles: perfect for sanitary wear.

Aerosol surface spray: great for inaccessible areas.

Concentrate: easy to dilute and suitable for use with all cleaning systems including mops, cloths, microfibre etc.

Self-propelling aerosol misting systems:

  • 150ml aerosol for rooms up to 20m3
  • 250ml aerosol for rooms up to 30m3
  • 450ml aerosol for rooms up to 50m3

VorTEC™ fluid: based on the CONTROL Technology™ platform, VorTEC™ fluid undergoes specific manufacturing processes which optimise its performance when aerosolized through the mains powered VorTEC™ misting system. VorTEC™ can disinfect rooms with capacities ranging from 100m3 to 600m3.

how effective is control technology against microbes?

Extensive testing at independent, accredited laboratories has demonstrated that CONTROL Technology™ products offer broad spectrum high level disinfection. See Table 1 for details of the antimicrobial efficacy testing that CONTROL Technology™ products have passed.

Sychem Control Microbe Table


  • Non corrosive
  • Non irritant
  • Non toxic
  • Food safe
  • Safe in use
  • Cost effective
  • Easy to use with excellent levels of user acceptance
  • Prolonged antimicrobial effects after application
  • Excellent materials compatibility

All Sychem CONTROL products are fully compliant with all current legislation including the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directive.

how cost effective is control technology

A clinical paper by Keward (2013) in the British Journal of Nursing reported an 84% cost saving when adopting Control Technology products Trust wide at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in place of chlorine dioxide on a like for like basis ie. 1 x litre of Sychem Control vs 1 litre of chlorine dioxide

Sychem Control Cell Image

How does CONTROL Technology™ kill micro-organisms?

CONTROL Technology™ kills micro-organisms by simultaneously attacking multiple microbial structures and components which are all essential to life (see Figure 2). The result is a rapid microbial kill of bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores.

Sychem Control Micro-organisms
Trigger Spray
Flip Top

Why, where, when and how should I use Sychem CONTROL?

Why... Improving environmental cleanliness reduces the risk of infection, cross infection, contamination, spoilage etc. whilst also reducing the number of microbes transferred onto people’s hands. Sychem CONTROL products have been particularly successful in the very challenging healthcare and biomedical sectors where their use has resulted in cleaner clinical environments when compared to both standard cleaning 10 and chlorine dioxide based cleaning and disinfection protocols. 9

Where... Sychem CONTROL products are designed for use in situations where there is a clear need to create and maintain the cleanest possible environment whilst reducing the bioburden (i.e. number of microbes present) in order to interrupt

key microbial transmission pathways (surfaces and / or air) and reduce the risk of infection, cross infection, contamination, spoilage etc.

When... To get the best results, Sychem CONTROL products should be used frequently (ideally daily) and should be used in place of your standard cleaning and / or disinfection products, becoming an integral part of your normal cleaning processes.

How... Sychem CONTROL products clean and disinfect simultaneously and therefore only require a single stage process to achieve the highest levels of cleanliness. The wipes, sprays and concentrate are very simple to use and will fit seamlessly into your existing cleaning processes with little or no training required. The more specialist misting systems will require basic training (approximately 1 hour) to ensure they are used correctly and deliver the results that you require.