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Biocides are usually added to paint formulations to maintain the product’s integrity and inhibit the growth of germs and bacteria on a variety of surfaces.

Lonza biocides help to preserve products in the can as well as after application. Lonza offers two complementary ranges of products to address the challenges faced by formulators: Omadine® and Proxel®.

Prevent coatings from degradation thanks to biocides

What are the two main requirements of paint formulators? To retain the aesthetic look of the painted surface and preserve its long-term performance, even when the paint is still in the can!

To make this possible, protection against microbial attack is an important part of the solution.

Biocides are usually added to paint formulations to maintain the product’s integrity and inhibit the growth of germs and bacteria on a variety of surfaces. Such microbial growth will of course deteriorate paint properties.

Water-based paints are most susceptible to contamination from bacteria and require biocides to act as in-can preservatives.

Lonza biocides to maintain coatings' appearance and properties

Lonza biocides help to preserve products in the can as well as after application. Lonza has developed a comprehensive portfolio of Biocides which are:
- robust enough to perform over a wide pH and temperature range and in the presence of many different microbial species
- safe enough to comply with modern market expectations for easy handling with minimal user hazards and environmental impact.
Lonza offers two complementary ranges of products to address the challenges faced by formulators:

DRY FILM PROTECTION
For exterior coatings challenges
IN CAN PRESERVATION
For industrial water-based products


Lonza biocides: the appropriate solutions for multiple applications

From wall paints to polymer emulsions and inks, Lonza can offer unique solutions to answer professionals’ needs and requirements.

In addition, for In-can preservation, Lonza has a full line of MIT-free preservatives (MIT = 2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (ISO)) to address the evolving regulatory landscape: Proxel® MIT-free product family.

Within the next two years, it is expected that the EUH317 label (may cause an allergic skin reaction) trigger limit for MIT will reduce from 1000 ppm to a maximum of 15 ppm. Be ready for this change and switch now to an appropriate MIT-free solution!

Discover details on all the applications which can benefit from Lonza Omadine® and Proxel® biocides.

Browse our Selector to find the most appropriate solutions and Lonza’s recommendations for your applications and requirements.

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