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Dow Debuts Biocide

by Marc S. Reisch
November 28, 2011 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 89, ISSUE 48

Dow Chemical has launched a new in-can paint biocide, 2-methyl-1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one, also known as MBIT. Rick Strittmatter, global R&D director for Dow Microbial Control, says the addition of a methyl group to the widely used preservative 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (BIT) “profoundly broadens” its spectrum of activity. Currently available in Asia, MBIT likely will be approved in the U.S. next year, Dow says, and in Europe shortly thereafter.

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