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LANXESS Microbial Control for Dry-film Preservation

For Long Lasting Dry-Film Preservation 

Selecting the right dryfilm preservative for your application can be challenging. The biocide needs to be compatible with your formulation, have low leaching, and inhibit mold growth on your product depending on the application. LANXESS offers broad and versatile microbial control products that can provide the protection you need and meet the regulatory requirements of the modern market.


Explore Dry-film Protection Chemistries:

The LANXESS team at ChemPoint is available for your assistance and product recommendations. You can begin with exploring the available chemistries for microbial protection and drfilm preservation:

DCOIT Technology


  • Dry-film protection against fungi, algae, and mildew
  • Ultra low leaching for long lasting dry-film protection
  • Boosts bacterial and fungal in-can protection
  • Reduced cost-to-treat compared to other chemistries

OIT Technology


  • Dry-film protection against fungi
  • Boosts the fungal in-can protection in coatings and building materials
  • Improved protection in exterior coating applications
  • Excellent synergy with zinc oxides
  • Suitable for water and solvent borne formulations

DIMTS Technology

(diiodomethyl-p-tolyl sulfone)

  • Iodine-based products with excellent performance in dry-film preservation
  • Ultra low leaching for long lasting dry-film protection
  • Available in liquid and solid forms for the protection of adhesives, coatings, and building materials

Combination Technology

(OIT + BCM + Diuron)

  • Blended product that is based on OIT, Diuron, and Carbendazim
  • Fungal protection with OIT and carbendazim
  • Algae protection with Diuron
  • Excellent option for exterior paints and coatings

Select Your Dry-film Preservative from LANXESS:

To formulate a product that will stand the test of time, it is essential to protect the dry-film from fungal and algae contaminations. The optimal dry-film preservative package will vary by product and by application. Explore LANXESS Microbial Control products for dry-film preservation:
* Efficacy: B: Bacteria, F: Fungi, A: Algae.
** DCOIT has activity against bacteria, but DCOIT alone is not sufficient for complete protection against bacteria.
*** DCOIT may not provide adequate broad-spectrum protection against algae in all formulations and environments.

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If you are unsure which chemistry is best suitable for your application, select your industry below to try our selector guide or contact us to speak with a specialist for a product recommendation. 

Dryfilm Preservatives for Adheisves


Dryfilm Preservatives for Coatings


Dryfilm Preservatives for Building Materials

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