In Hall 7, ISP has launched Nuosept® BIC, a high-performance, formaldehyde-free in-can preservative offered as a drop-in replacement to formaldehyde-containing preservatives previously used in Europe for protection against microorganisms.
In Hall 7, ISP has launched
Nuosept® BIC, a high-performance, formaldehyde-free in-can
preservative offered as a drop-in replacement to formaldehyde-containing
preservatives previously used in Europe for protection against microorganisms.
The water-based, zero-VOC preservative contains three active substances (BIT, IPBC and CMIT/MIT) that work
synergistically to preserve products against a broad variety of microorganisms.
Engineered with quick-kill activity, ISP will market Nuosept BIC as a universal
biocide for wet-state preservation, with the added benefit of plant hygiene.
The new biocide formulation has been made commercially available in Europe for
formulators of paints, coatings, adhesives, ready-mix building materials and
construction chemicals that seek to market Ecolabel-compliant products without
compromising the quality of wet-state preservation.
BIC is non corrosive and may be used in interior wall paints without risk of
“ghost odor.” The water-based dispersion with broad-spectrum activity requires
a lower dose than legacy preservatives. With a viscosity of 2000 cps and
typically used at dosage levels of 0.1-0.25%, it is highly efficient at killing
bacteria, yeast and molds. As demonstrated in acrylic wall paint, Nuosept BIC
outperformed classical preservatives based on BIT + MIT in offering a broader
activity spectrum against microorganisms as well as better quick-kill efficacy
and a lower cost-to-treat ratio.
ISP is also introducing Fungitrol®
940 CR fungicide for dry-film protection of coatings. The new offering is
designed to deliver a minimum amount of fungicide to the coating interface over
an extended period of time. Based on the controlled release of IPBC (active)
through microencapsulation into an inorganic carrier, Fungitrol 940CR may be
used to resolve tradeoffs in dry-film protection strategies and to enhance the
overall performance of fungicide in use.
According to Karen Winkowski, Sr.
Director of Performance Chemicals and Biocides Applications, with the launch of
Fungitrol 940CR, paint makers will have better options to maintain coatings
free of microbial defacement without relying on high biocide loading levels.
“Traditionally, high levels of biocide are added to formulations to ensure a
sufficient amount of biocide migrates to the coating surface interface, where
they exert their biocidal effect,” she said. “Yet this strategy also renders
the biocide susceptible to water leaching under humid conditions and to typical
environmental degradation processes, such as UV and heat. We found that by
controlling the release of IPBC through encapsulation technology, a minimum
concentration is always present at the surface interface.”
ISP Introduces Formaldehyde-Free Biocide for Europe
March 31, 2011