FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Troy Corp. has received Canadian approval for the wet-state preservative Mergal® BIT20 containing the active 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT). The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has determined that Mergal BIT20 is eligible for full registration pursuant to the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) as an industrial preservative.
According to David Faherty, Vice President of Marketing, “Troy develops products that meet and exceed customer performance requirements and governmental regulations such as zero- or low-VOC, formaldehyde-free, wet-state preservative products,” Mergal BIT20 is a highly effective, broad-spectrum preservative developed to protect water-based products from the growth of detrimental microorganisms. The products have been approved in Canada for use to protect latex emulsions, metalworking fluids, aqueous-based paints and aqueous mineral slurries.
Mergal BIT20 inhibits microbial growth, which reduces spoilage to extend the product’s service life. Mergal BIT20 complies with the regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies. A complete list of regulatory approvals is available at www.troycorp.com.