17 Apr 2015
Lonza Industrial Solutions Offers Europe a New Innovative Preservative for In-Can Preservation

Basel, Switzerland, 17 April 2015 – Lonza is launching a new addition to the Proxel™ range of preservatives in Europe at the European Coatings Show from 21-23 April 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. This new, innovative in-can preservative is designed to address challenging new regulatory requirements in the industry.

Proxel™ LS Preservative is a dual-active, broad-spectrum biocide for wet-state preservation of water-based paints, adhesives and construction chemicals. This novel formulation offers powerful broad-spectrum protection at target dose levels that will not trigger the EU H208 allergen phrase.  

Proxel™ LS Preservative is free of formaldehyde, MIT and VOC and is pH and temperature stable.  It benefits from the use of two complementary active ingredients providing an enhanced antimicrobial efficacy and protection from bacteria, yeasts and molds in a wide range of industrial applications.  

David Tierney, Global Business Director, said, “Regulatory requirements are a key driver for biocide selection. Proxel™ LS Preservative has been developed to not only enable customers to avoid the adverse EU H208 labeling requirements but also to provide robust, long-term preservation for the target industries.”