PAA Europe is the peracetic acid (PAA) sector group of the
European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

Where is peracetic acid used?

Peracetic acid is broad-spectrum biocide that helps countering bacteria, fungi, spores and viruses. It is increasingly being used because it leaves no residues, remains active during exposure to organic material, disinfects very quickly.

Commercial laundry

Food and drinks industry

Veterinary hygiene

Pulp and paper industry

Water and wastewater treatment

Hospital hygiene

Policy & Legislation

As an industry organisation, PAA Europe provides a platform for open and constructive discussions between manufacturers, downstream users and key regulators at both the national and European level.

Safe Use Handling

This website provides advice on the use of peracetic acid.


Producers of equilibrium PAA located in the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the UK may apply to become member of PAA Europe.

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