03 Apr 2018
Lonza to Introduce a New MIT-Free Preservative at the American Coatings Show

Basel, Switzerland, 3 April 2018 – Lonza is introducing a new addition to the Proxel® range of preservatives into the North American market at the American Coatings Show, 10-12 April 2018, in Indianapolis, IN (USA). This new in-can preservative is designed to address the increasing global market demand for methylisothiazolinone-(MIT-) free biocide formulations.

Proxel Spektra™Preservative is a dual-active broad spectrum preservative that offers effective preservation of industrial products against spoilage caused by bacteria, yeast and mold. This formulation benefits from the use of two complementary active ingredients, providing enhanced antimicrobial efficacy and long-term protection. The introduction of Proxel Spektra™ Preservative to the Proxel range further expands Lonza's MIT-free offering, providing more solutions to customers seeking MIT-free preservation.

Murray Hemsley, Global Marketing Director Paints and Coatings, commented, “We continue to work on new, innovative solutions to help address the challenge of increasingly more stringent regulations in coatings preservation. Proxel Spektra™ Preservative is a great addition to our MIT-free range of products offering robust long-term protection without the use of MIT.”