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Lonza at ECS 2017: to Launch MIT-free Biocide for In-Can Preservation

Published on 2017-03-28. Author : SpecialChem

BASEL, Switzerland -- Lonza has announced that it is launching a new addition to the Proxel® range of preservatives in Europe at the European Coatings Show from 4-6 April 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. This new, innovative in-can preservative is designed to address increasing market demand for Methylisothiazolinone- (MIT-) free biocide formulations.

Features and Benefits of Proxel Spektra™ Preservative

Paints Lonza
Lonza at ECS 2017: to Launch MIT-free Biocide
for In-Can Preservation

  • It is a dual-active, broad-spectrum biocide for wet-state preservation 
  • Used in water-based paints, adhesives and construction chemicals 
  • Offers powerful extensive protection at target dose levels that will not require EU H317 labeling
  • Proxel Spektra™ Preservative is free from formaldehyde, MIT and CMIT
  • It is a low-viscosity solution that is pH and temperature stable
  • Benefits from the use of two complementary active ingredients providing an enhanced antimicrobial efficacy and protection from bacteria in a wide range of industrial applications

Providing Long-term Preservation


Regulatory requirements are a key driver for biocide selection. Proxel Spektra™ Preservative has been developed to not only enable customers to avoid the EU H317 labeling requirements but also to provide robust, long-term preservation for the target industries,” said Dave Doles, Head of Lonza’s Materials Performance and Protection business unit.

About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. It harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

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Source: Lonza
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