Silver

Effective against bacterial and yeast growth in paint dry film. This improves product durability and reduces the potential for harmful bacterial growth. However, due to its antimicrobial properties it can pose a risk to aquatic life if it is not properly disposed of.

BIT

Effective against bacteria, yeasts and mold in water-based products as an in-can preservative. This improves product shelf-life and overall durability of products, while also preventing the growth of harmful bacteria. BIT is also free of formaldehyde, CMIT, MIT and heavy metals which can cause long-term damage to the environment. Nevertheless, used on its own BIT can be regarded as a slow acting biocide.

ZPT

A key ingredient for both in-can and dry film formulations for protection against fungi, algae and bacteria. Used in combination it enhances BIT performance for low sensitisation in can protection.

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