AltaCare Cold Sterilant

Size: (1) Liter Bottle / (4) bottles per case


Altacare ® Cold Sterilant, is a reagent grade peracetic acid solution (also known as peroxyacetic acid or PAA).  PAA is an organic compound in a colorless aqueous solution.   Altacare ® is EPA approved.

Altacare ® is a powerful broad spectrum disinfectant against bacteria, virus and spores.  It is highly effective against a broad range of microorganisms, due to its high oxidizing potential.  Altacare ® stops organism growth by oxidizing microbial enzyme systems and cell proteins.

Unlike disinfectants like aldehyde, chlorine, and heavy metal / silver impregnated disinfectants, Altacare ® has minimal impact on the environment.



Altacare ® Cold Sterilant is also fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly (green), and it decomposes and dries into safe and environmentally friendly components of: water vapor, oxygen, and acetic acid (vinegar) vapor. The result is residue-free treated surfaces.

Only pharmaceutical quality raw ingredients are used to manufacture Altacare ®.  This choice of quality ingredients eliminates the introduction of undesirable materials into treated areas like clean rooms, pharmaceutical processing facilities, laboratories, and food processing areas.

For over 20 years, Altacare ® PAA chemistry has been utilized in hospitals and clinics.  In addition, it is registered for use in locations such as but not limited to: industrial laboratories, hospitals, medical product manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, bio-tech companies, and food & beverage processing plants.

The Altacare ® concentrate is mixed inside the HJ-30i ™ machine, with reverse osmosis deionized (RODI) water, prior to and during each operation cycle.  More specifically, the Altacare ® concentrate is diluted 25:1, or 25 parts water to 1 part concentrate.  This mixed liquid is then converted into an aerosol that consists of the following percentage of ingredients:

Peroxyacetic Acid = 0.18%
Hydrogen Peroxide = 0.88%
Distilled Water: 98.58%   (Total Inert Ingredients: 98.94%)

Total = 100.0%

* Note: Hydrogen peroxide is very low at only 0.88%, when mixed and applied by the HJ-30i ™.

Treatment Capacity:

Each bottle of Altacare ® can treat approximately 15 standard sized patient rooms, when using Altapure’s AP-4 high-level disinfection system.

Why Select Altacare, a PAA agent?

  • Manufactured from pharmaceutical quality raw ingredients.
  • Filtered through 0.2 micron filters.
  • Very rapid spore kill.
  • Approved for use in clean room industry.
  • 20+ year successful track record in hospitals.
  • No heavy metals (like silver).
  • Registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Powerful broad spectrum disinfectant.
  • Registered claims as Sterilant / Sporicide / Bactericide / Fungicide / Virucide.
  • High oxidizing potential.
  • Compatible with all common hospital and clean room surfaces.
  • Decomposes and dries into water, oxygen, and acetic acid (vinegar) vapor – no residue & ends green.
  • Post treatment light smell is acceptable to burn units and cancer wards.
  • Easily disposable and biodegradable.

For more information, please see the following pages:

* Click here to learn more about: “Test Results & Efficacy“.

* Please click here to learn more about: “Aerosol Liquid & Process Safety“.