The active ingredient Picaridin (brand Saltidin) offers the following advantages when used properly:

Highly effective
  • Repellent products with 20% Picaridin provide up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks
  • Repels a broad range of mosquitoes, flies and ticks
  • Protects reliably against insects and ticks carrying the pathogens of the following diseases: west nile fever, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, lyme disease and meningoencephalitis
Extremely safe
  • Suitable for pregnant women
  • Suitable for small children
  • Low absorption
  • Non-hazardous
  • Non-irritant
  • Non-skin-sensitizing
  • Good environmental compatibility
Pleasant to use
  • Non-sticky on the skin
  • Non-greasy on the skin
Low inherent odor
  • Can be used to produce unscented insect repellents
  • Allows flexible choice of scent for the insect repellent
No adverse effect with a wide range of materials
  • Well tolerated by many plastics
Easy to use in formulations
  • Invisibly soluble in alcohol-water mixes
  • Microbiologically stable
  • Non-corrosive
  • Colorless
  • No inherent odor
  • Suitable for a very wide range of formulations of insect repellent and the ways in which they are applied

We have performed extensive laboratory and field tests to confirm the broad effectiveness of Saltidin. Saltidin is reliable and provides lasting protection against:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • Ticks
  • Gnats
  • Horseflies
  • Ants
  • Cockroaches

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