Dow Microbial Control (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, announced the launch of BIOBANTM 200 Antimicrobial, a low-VOC paint-film fungicide.
The product is designed for the protection of paint films against attack from molds and mildew, and also offers biocidal activity against bacteria and algae, the company says. The technology also is reported to provide broad-spectrum biocidal activity and can be used in exterior and interior applications.
The active ingredient in the product is 4, 5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, the company says.
Primarily formulated for use in water-based systems, the product can also be used in solvent-based systems depending on its compatibility with the final product and its packaging, the company says.
“BIOBAN 200 is the result of high-class formulation development and extensive performance testing,” said Claudinei Fava, senior technical service specialist, Dow Microbial Control.
“The formulation is based on the well-proven dispersion technology and patented active stabilization of ROCIMA™ 200 with negligible VOC contribution to the paint formulations (per analytical test methods currently used),” Fava said. “Therefore, BIOBAN 200 Antimicrobial is a good component for new generations of low-VOC, aqueous coatings.”
Celso Magri, global strategic marketing manager, paint and coatings, for Dow Microbial Control, said development of the product represents the company’s response to “evolving market needs, as well as the most stringent requirements in quality and regulatory compliance.”
More information: Dow Microbial Control.