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Preventol® BMO

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Lanxess
Preventol® BMO by Lanxess is VOC-free, in-can preservative based on isothiazolinones. It is used for the preservation of water-borne paints and coatings. It offers broad spectrum of activity that gives reliable protection against bacteria, mold and yeast. It shows alkaline stability up to pH 10 and processing temperature up to about 60°C. Preventol® BMO possesses good compatibility, low salt content and free of bivalent metal ions. This frost-resistant additive is formaldehyde- and aldehyde-free. It is EUH 208 compatible up to dosage of 0.20%. The suggested addition level for emulsion paints is 0.05-0.30% by weight. The shelf life of this product is one year.
Preventol® BMO
Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Lanxess
Product Type
  • Biocides > Biocides, In-can Preservatives > MIT
  • Biocides > Biocides, In-can Preservatives > BIT
  • Biocides > Biocides, In-can Preservatives > OIT
Chemical Composition
Mixture of 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT), methylisothiazolin-3-one (MIT) and octyl-isothiazolinone (OIT)
Physical Form
Clear, Light colored
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
Coatings > Waterborne

Preventol® BMO Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
1.12 g/cm3
(At 20°C)
Vapor Pressure
19 hPa
(At 20°C)
Vapor Pressure
77 hPa
(At 50°C)
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