Lonza is launching a new addition to its Proxel range of preservatives. This new in-can preservative is designed to address increasing market demand for methylisothiazolinone- (MIT-) free biocide formulations. Proxel Spektra preservative is a dual-active, broad-spectrum biocide for wet-state preservation of water-based paints, adhesives and construction chemicals. This formulation offers powerful extensive protection at target dose levels that will not require European EU H317 labeling. It is free from formaldehyde, MIT and CMIT, and is a low-viscosity solution that is pH and temperature stable. It benefits from the use of two complementary active ingredients providing an enhanced antimicrobial efficacy and protection from bacteria in a wide range of industrial applications. “Regulatory requirements are a key driver for biocide selection. Proxel Spektra Preservative has been developed to not only enable customers to avoid the EU H317 labeling requirements but also to provide robust, long-term preservation for the target industries,” said Dave Doles, head of Lonza’s Materials Performance and Protection business unit. www.lonza.com