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Bayer Expands Material Protection Business


Bayer Chemicals has expanded its line of material protection products with the acquisition of two families of biocide chemistry.
Bayer acquired the EPA-registered active ingredient thiabendazole (TBZ) and dibromodicyanobutane (DBDCB), along with certain patent-protected formulations of these and other biocide chemistries from Ondeo Nalco Company. The acquisition, including the trade names Tektamer, Biochek and Metasol, expands and strengthens well-established offerings of Bayer’s material protection business.
DBDCB, which is also FDA-registered, is the leading preservative chemistry for the adhesives market. Other important applications include paints and coatings, latexes, printing inks, waxes and other water-based industrial materials.
TBZ is one of the leading fungicidal chemistries for protecting wet-state paint, pulp and paper slurries and additives, and all types of functional fluids, including metalworking fluids.
“We are delighted to augment our family of Preventol material protection products with these proven active ingredients,” said Frank Lueckgen, vice president, Bayer Chemicals. “We believe our customers will be equally gratified that Bayer is growing its material protection business in order to become the source of greater value and a broader range of highly effective chemistries.”