Modern agents are characterized in that they work effectively, instantly, and safely and that they are produced in an environmentally-friendly manner. This is a complex matter that requires much expertise and know-how regarding chemical substances and their specific interrelation to the technical device.

Over 120 years of experience in medical and safety research are the guarantee for the exceptional quality of our materials and agents and for the performance of our spray systems.

Our goal is to produce products that precisely meet customer product specifications, without unnecessary side effects. Over the years, our in-house research and certified laboratory analysis has proven its worth in the development of our agents and formulations. Only a carefully balanced structure of all components guarantees the required effects, without risk for man and environment.

Agent OC – Oleoresin Capsicum
OC is a natural pepper extract obtained from the extremely hot small fruits known as chillies or peppers from Capsicum frutescens and/or Spanish pepper Capsicum annuum L. The heat of the fruit depends on the presence of capsaicin and its derivates. The amount of Capsaicinoides is analytically determined in our own laboratories. The OC used in our formulas is nontoxic, has no known side effects, and is of food-grade quality when used in our TW1000 products.

Agent PAVA – Pelargonic-vanillylamide
The synthetically-produced PAVA is based on one of the three main active substances of the natural pepper extract, the capsaicin. PAVA was originally invented as an inexpensive substitute for the natural capsaicin used in pharmaceutical, circulation-enhancing applications, such as in patches used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The similarities between the synthically-produced PAVA and natural capsaicin suggests similar efficacy.

Agent CS – Ortho-Chlorbenzylidenmalonitril
In the 1950s, the agent CS was introduced as a second-generation irritant substance and replaced the classical eye-irritant CN (Chloracetophenon). Since then, CS is used by the police in tactical means. The irritants CS and CN are approved in Germany for the use in OTC defense sprays. To date, no new insights have been gained which call the appropriateness of using these irritants in defence sprays into question.