Lanxess develops new method for algicides in coating

17 April 2013

Lanxess, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of biocidal active ingredients and biocide formulations – has started using a new formulation method for algicides in paints. The new method delivers added benefits for algicidal formulations.

Several tests showed that it reduced active ingredient leaching from paints caused by rain by more than 50% compared to conventional algicides. By improving
leaching behaviour, the method extends the lifetime of façade coatings and can reduce the amount of active ingredient required.

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