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Clariant Introduces JMAC® Silver Technology for Hygiene Paints and Coatings

Published on 2011-04-13. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Clariant presents an innovative solution to the challenge of harmful bacteria in hospitals and public places with its JMAC® Silver Technology for hygiene paints and coatings.

JMAC is a preservative active with antimicrobial properties that reduces the spread of bacteria over the long term.

Based on the inorganic composite of silver chloride on titanium dioxide, the released silver ions interact with microorganisms such as Gram+ and Gram - bacteria, yeasts and mould. The resulting effect ranges from growth inhibition to cell death. Slow, controlled release over a long period of time ensures long-term effectiveness for the coating.

The attractiveness of JMAC's antimicrobial protection is reinforced by its low toxicity, non-sensitizing performance and very low environmental impact. JMAC meets Ecolabel standards for use in paints and coatings.

For In-can preservation, the excellent thermal and pH stability of JMAC biocides means they can be used in a wide range of industrial applications, such as polymer emulsions, paints, sealants and adhesives.

Paint and coatings manufacturers benefit from easy and economical formulation. The JMAC biocides are effective at very small ppm addition levels and offer low viscosity liquid dispersion. Safe handling is assured through the non-flammability, non-corrosive nature of JMAC.

"JMAC offers highly-effective, long-term In-can preservation at small levels and is easy to formulate, making it an economical and simple-to-use choice for paints and coatings.

The discovery of its exceptional protection against unwanted bacteria has added to its appeal for environments where hygiene is of the utmost importance," comments Danilo Seabra, Marketing Manager EMEA, Industrial and Consumer Specialties at Clariant.

About Clariant

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed approx. 16.200 workers at the end of February 2011. In the financial year 2010, Clariant produced a turnover in excess of 7.1 billion CHF. Clariant is divided into ten business units: Additives; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals.

Source: Clariant

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