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Dow Biocides Introduces High Purity Canguard Ultra Bit Products to The Chinese Market

Published on 2006-11-13. Author : SpecialChem

Guangzhou, China -- Dow Biocides, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is introducing CANGUARD™ ULTRA BIT Paste, a broad-spectrum bactericide used for the protection of industrial water-based paints and coatings against bacteria, fungi and yeasts to its product portfolio. Initially launched to the Chinese market, CANGUARD ULTRA BIT Paste is a highly pure, solid form of BIT (1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one) that can be used to prepare additional grades of solutions or aqueous suspensions of BIT.

Based on the widely-used BIT technology, CANGUARD ULTRA BIT Paste is a long-lasting, non-formaldehyde based biocide that can be used under a broad range of pH and temperature conditions. It is often used at higher temperatures and under very alkaline conditions, where other preservatives are often ineffective. CANGUARD ULTRA BIT Paste is useful for the preservation of polymer latexes and emulsion systems, water-based paints, coatings, adhesives, oil-in-water emulsions, and for bacterial control in the paper-making process.

"The ULTRA BIT grade of CANGUARD offers the highest purity of any of our CANGUARD products for paint and coatings applications," said Vincent Zeng, regional commercial manager, China, Dow Biocides. "Customers benefit not only from its broad spectrum activity against common spoilage microorganisms, but also from the cost-effective advantages of increased purity."

The first two products to be formulated from CANGUARD ULTRA BIT Paste are CANGUARD™ ULTRA BIT 10 Antimicrobial and CANGUARD™ ULTRA BIT 20 DPG Antimicrobial. As glycol-based solutions of the paste, they offer similar product attributes, with the added benefit of miscible solubility in water and oil.

"As the biocides industry leader, the introduction of new biocide actives and formulated products to the Chinese market marks our expanded presence and commitment to being in China for China; providing local products and sourcing to this important region," said Liam Doherty, global marketing manager for paint and coatings, Dow Biocides. "We are also offering long-term local support through our recently opened customer application center in Shanghai and the opening of a similar laboratory in Guangzhou early in 2007. Both centers will offer local market and implementation expertise as well as the proprietary TAUNOVATESM high-throughput microbiological testing capabilities to help customers optimize formulations with the most cost-effective biocidal solutions."

Launched in China, the CANGUARD ULTRA BIT products will be available upon registration in other countries. For more information about purchasing CANGUARD ULTRA BIT, please contact the Dow Biocides Sales Office in Guangzhou at +86 20 8752 0380.

Offering the industry's largest and most diverse product portfolio, Dow Biocides offers a product for just about every type of microbial challenge and system requirement. The performance capabilities range from high to low pH performance, quick kill to sustained performance and a range of registrations unparalleled in the industry.

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of science and technology to improve living daily. The Company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $46 billion and employs 42,000 people worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

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