These products are intended to stabilise hydrogen peroxide and sodium chlorite; they are therefore suitable and necessary for any kind of bleaching process on cellulose, protein and artificial fibres.

They generally consist of an organic or inorganic stabilising component and of one or more than one sequestering and dispersing component; these components are as important as the stabilizing element to ensure regular development of the oxidizer.

Some stabilizers also contain a third component necessary to protect equipment when sodium chlorite is used for bleaching (protective action).