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Dow Biocides Offers Low VOC Alternative for Paint and Coatings Preservation

Published on 2008-07-09. Author : SpecialChem

Buffalo Grove, IL -- Customers looking for more environmentally conscious formulations in the U.S. now have a new biocide option from Dow Biocides, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow"). CANGUARD™ ULTRA BIT 20 LE Preservative (patent pending) provides a low VOC (volatile organic content) biocide for the protection of industrial water-based products against harmful bacteria, yeasts and fungi.

Demonstrating exceptional chemical stability and good compatibility with most formulations, CANGUARD ULTRA BIT 20 LE is a broad-spectrum biocide that can be used under a broad range of pH and temperature conditions. CANGUARD ULTRA BIT 20 LE, a high purity non-formaldehyde bactericide, is an effective preservative in most aqueous compositions and is commonly used in the following applications: polymer latexes and emulsion systems, water-based paints, coatings, adhesives, oil-in-water emulsions, textile spin-finish solutions, fountain solutions, and bacterial control in the paper-making process.

"CANGUARD ULTRA BIT 20 LE exhibits a comprehensive range of benefits and is one of the best preservatives for water-based products in the marketplace today," said Ken Littel, marketing manager, material protection, for Dow Biocides. "Dow continues to provide high-value, cost-effective end use products. CANGUARD ULTRA BIT 20 LE offers customers broad activity against microbial challenges with exceptional environmental features such as its low VOC and non-formaldehyde base."

The multiple benefits customers can expect of CANGUARD ULTRA BIT 20 LE include:

  • Low volatile organic content
  • Low color
  • Low viscosity
  • Can be used in products with pH ranging from (2-12)
  • Very low freezing point; freeze-thaw stable
  • Use at higher temperatures and under very alkaline conditions where other preservatives are less effective
  • Near neutral minimizing the risk of pH shock of the treated formulation
  • Developed from CANGUARD ULTRA BIT paste, a highly pure grade of BIT
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Does not contain or release formaldehyde or contain any halogenated isothiazolin
  • Compatible with most anionic, cationic, and non-ionic dispersant

CANGUARD ULTRA BIT 20 LE, prepared from CANGUARD ULTRA BIT Paste, is a long-lasting biocide based on widely-used BIT technology. BIT is one of the most utilized biocides for in-can preservation.

About Dow Biocides:

Currently offering the industry's largest and most diverse product portfolio, Dow Biocides offers a product for many types of microbial challenges and system requirements. 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 Dow:

With annual sales of $54 billion and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the " Human Element " to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow


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