HAMBURG, Germany — The Krahn Chemie Group and the Lanxess specialty chemicals group have expanded their sales cooperation for biocides and preservatives into Austria. A distribution agreement for biocides and antimicrobial agents, as well as for the preservatives manufactured from them, has already been in place in Germany and the Benelux countries since August 2017.

The products, better known under the Preventol® and Biochek® brand names, are used in the context of industrial preservation and disinfection. Application areas include paints and varnishes, detergents, cooling lubricants, adhesives, plastics, additives, and wood protection products.

“Due to the coming into force of the 13th ATP, and the reclassification of MIT (methyl isothiazolinone) resulting from this, reconsideration in the field of in-can preservation is imperative. In Lanxess, we have a reliable and innovative partner at our side that has occupied itself intensively with the new legislation and has focused on a MIT-free portfolio. In this way, we can both support our customers in moving from biocide applications to alternative products that have proven themselves in practice,” said Ibrahim Zidan, Business Segment Manager Coatings & Construction Chemicals, Krahn Chemie Deutschland GmbH.

Krahn Chemie is a specialty chemicals distributor that has already been marketing additives from Lanxess for the manufacture of industrial lubricants for three years.