Rockquat KG is a terminal broad-spectrum disinfectant for use where food products are prepared and handled. Use for disinfecting floors, walls, utensils, and other food preparation equipment. ROCKQUAT KG is designed for all open plant cleaning processes.

Apply after food preparation surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned and rinsed. Suitable for manual, soak or spray or fogging applications. Rockquat KG is suitable for use on surfaces that contact with food. Specifically formulated for the food and catering industry. Unperfumed multipurpose cleaner and terminal disinfectant. Offers improved biocidal activity, stronger detergency and lower toxicity. Rockquat KG provides excellent disinfectant activity against most vegetative forms of micro-organisms including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and yeasts.


Product Benefits

ROCKQUAT KG is a general-purpose disinfectant based on Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, providing disinfectant activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and yeasts. Meets the requirements of the Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC).

  • BIOCIDAL EFFICACY: QAC Biocides giving wide spectrum of activity at low concentrations. Non- tainting. For light soils can be used as a single detergent/sanitiser.
  • Rockquat KG demonstrated antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeast and fungi when tested in accordance with the standard methods.
  •   Non-tainting.
  •  Non-hazardous.
  •  Can be used as a non-rinse sanitiser up to 200ppm QAC.
  •   Suitable for surface cleaning, soak applications & fogging.
  •  Biocel’s Rockquat KG working solutions may be discharged to drain without any effect on effluent plants as the product is Biodegradable.

Technical Details

For complete usage information, please contact us.

Additional information

Pack Size

4 x 5L, 20L, 25L, 200L, 1,000L


Cleans and disinfects in one operation. Recommended for use in a variety of washable surfaces including worktops, cutting boards, tables, refrigerators, vending machines, kitchen equipment, shelving, floors and walls.

When used as directed, Rockquat KG is suitable for use as a disinfectant in food and beverage production plants, food and beverage preparation/serving areas and food storage areas. The broad spectrum of biocidal activity also makes Rockquat KG suitable for use in other high-risk industries where good antimicrobial control is required (high care production plants and institutional areas such as schools, nursing homes and hospitals).

Rockquat KG is suitable for disinfecting food contact surfaces; it is not suitable for the disinfection of foodstuffs.

The following are typical example applications, users should refer to Cleaning Instruction Cards for specific guidance. Other applications should be discussed with your Biocel Technical Representative.

Surface Disinfection

Rockquat KG is used as a surface disinfectant (1%v/v is recommended) following thorough cleaning. It can be applied as a spray through a trigger, pump-up, backpack, pressurised canister sprayer or a venturi applicator. Rockquat KG should be allowed a contact time of at least 15 minutes.

Soak Application

Rockquat KG is used for dip or soak disinfection of equipment parts, utensils and tools. For maximum efficacy, items must be soaked for at least 15 minutes at a recommended concentration of 1% v/v. If on removing items from the soak bath, there is potential for hold-up or pooling of liquid, it is advisable to rinse items in potable water before re-use.

Cleaning Application

Rockquat KG can be used at 1 – 2% v/v for cleaning lightly soiled food contact surfaces. Solutions can be used at ambient temperature or up to 50°C; detergency increases with temperature but care should be taken to ensure that the surface can withstand hot solutions. To ensure maximum biocidal action it is advisable to re-wipe clean surfaces with a second application of Rockquat KG before air drying or rinsing with potable quality water.

Rockquat KG is suitable for semi-dry cleaning of sensitive equipment for example weighing scales, computer terminals, and packaging machines. Concentrations are typically 1.0% – 2 % v/v. Liquid can be applied from a damped clean cloth. Care should be taken to ensure that electrical items are disconnected from the supply and left dry after cleaning.


Rockquat KG can be fogged, at up to 3% v/v, into airspaces to control airborne micro-organisms. Fogging, where required, should be used as part of a total cleaning and disinfection regime. During fogging all personnel must be evacuated from the area and fogged areas must not be re-entered until all the fog has settled (typically 1 hour). After fogging it is advisable to rinse surfaces with potable quality water. Advice on fogging is available from Biocel.

Use Instructions

Rockquat KG should be used at between 1% to 5% v/v depending on the application.

To disinfect food contact surfaces:

Dilute 1:20 parts hot water (250 ml per 5L) or add 30 ml. to 600 ml. cold water for use in a spray bottle.

To disinfect non-food contact surfaces:

Dilute 1:50 hot water (100 ml. per 5L). Mop or wipe surface. Allow to air dry.

1% solution meets the FDA non-rinse specifications. A greater than 1% solution needs to be rinsed with potable water prior to production.
Rockquat KG is suitable for the disinfection of food contact surfaces.
Specific applications not outlined in this document should be discussed with Biocel’s technical team.
Note: It is recommended that all cleaning/sanitation regimes should be validated by an appropriate post disinfection swabbing regime.

Where to Use

May be used where other sanitisers such as Peracetic Acid, Iodine or Chlorine are not desirable.

Ideal for cleaning the floors of toilets, showers, and areas where disinfection is a high priority.

Where to use:

Public areas
Health clubs
Animal areas.

Rockqaut is NOT intended for use on medical devices.

Solubility: Mixes readily in cold or warm water.
Rockquat KG components meet the current European legislation requirements and the QAC is supported in the Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC), Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine PCS ref:94247.

Safe Handling & Storage

Please click on the link to request a Biocel safety datasheet. If you have any queries, please contact us.

PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY: Rockquat KG is safe when applied as recommended for use on materials commonly found in the food processing industry. Always rinse surfaces thoroughly after use. It is safe for use on all common materials of construction at 1% v/nickel/chrome, gunmetal should be avoided. In the event of uncertainty, it is advisable to evaluate individual materials before prolonged use.

Storage: Rockquat KG should be stored indoors where possible and freezing should be avoided. Store in original containers, away from extremes of temperature. Full guidance on the handling and disposal of this product is provided in the Safety Data Sheet.ep above the chemical's freezing point. Keep containers tightly closed.

In the event of uncertainty, it is advisable to evaluate individual materials before prolonged use.

COSHH places a duty on employers to assess and control the risks of using hazardous substances. The Safety Data Sheet provides the relevant information about the product to assist with this assessment.

Additional Information

Biodegradability: All surfactants used in Biocel products comply with current European Regulations concerning biodegradability and protection of the environment.

Quality Assurance: This product is manufactured in Ireland by Biocel under an ISO 9001 Management System, (NQA Certificate 16993)

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