European Coatings Journal - 15.01.2019 | BIOCIDES


Low or zero VOC products have an increasing market share in the paint industry. The demand for lower VOC products has forced paint manufacturers to increase the amount of water and water-based raw materials while decreasing levels of VOC-containing solvents. This has a severe impact on microbial susceptibility in the end-products, since water is an optimal growth environment for microorganisms. Microbial growth degrades paint. This shift to more water-based formulations makes incorporating appropriate biocide systems into the formulation critical. Typically, a water-based coating consists of pigment, binder, solvent and additives. The additives can be ...
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