Adhesives Magazine

DOW MICROBIAL CONTROL: Preservative

November 18, 2011

This business group of the Dow Chemical Co. now offers BIOBAN(TM) 551S, a new generation of in-can preservative based on its new antimicrobial active ingredient, MBIT (2-methyl-1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one).

“It is truly rare when a new active ingredient comes onto the biocides market,” said Rick Strittmatter, global R&D director. “The last new active for in-can preservation was developed last century. With MBIT we are changing the game by addressing some of the most pressing microbial contamination challenges with a new chemistry.”

BIOBAN 551S is a synergetic combination of MBIT and MIT that is reportedly effective at very low dosages across a broad pH range. The water-based and solvent-free material can provide paint and latex manufacturers with an in-can preservative for low-VOC and VOC-free water-based systems. It reportedly offers excellent chemical and thermal stability and does not release formaldehyde. In addition, the material’s active ingredients do not contain added organohalogens or heavy metals.

For more information, visit www.dowmbit.com.