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Dow Biocides Introduces IPBC into its Product Portfolio for Metalworking Fluids


Philadelphia, PA - Dow Biocides, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, announces the introduction of the broad spectrum IPBC (3-Iodopropynylbutylcarbamate) molecule into its metalworking fluids product portfolio. One of the most widely used fungicides for metal cutting, rolling and lubricating fluids, IPBC is a non-metallic, non-formaldehyde releasing biocide that is easy to formulate and can be used in metalworking fluid concentrates as well as in diluted formulations.

The formulated products containing IPBC will be named BIOBAN™ I Antimicrobials, fungicide solutions that are compatible with both waterborne as well as solvent-based metalworking fluid formulations. Initially introduced in the United States, the products will become available globally as registrations allow. BIOBAN I-40 and BIOBAN I-20 antimicrobials contain 40 percent and 20 percent of IPBC respectively, and are both applicable for synthetic, semi-synthetic and soluble metalworking fluid formulations. They can also be used as tank-side additives.

“IPBC is an extremely effective fungicide for cutting, cooling and lubricating fluid concentrates and the BIOBAN I Antimicrobials are an excellent complement to our existing metalworking fluids product portfolio,” said Nanette Hermsen, global marketing manager, Dow Biocides. “With the addition of IPBC, we are able to offer our customers a more complete range of solutions for combating a wide variety of fungal and bacterial organisms known to cause contamination and reduce fluid life.”

IPBC is the latest active molecule for metalworking fluids in Dow’s biocide product portfolio. Dow Biocides also offers formulated products based on BIT, OPP, glutaraldehyde, and DBNPA, in addition to solutions like TAUNOVATESM High-throughput microbiological testing capabilities. TAUNOVATESM high throughput microbial testing is an automated technology that helps metalworking fluid formulators to determine the most appropriate biocide treatment program, offering valuable insight into what can be done to optimize operations.

Owing to differing regulatory requirements in other parts of the world, not all products are currently available in all geographies. Up to date registration information can be obtained by calling the Dow Customer Information Group in the Pacific: 603-7958-3392 (toll call) 603-7958-5598 (fax); North America: +1 800-309-0988 (toll free) 989-832-1465 (fax); and Europe: 800-3-694-6367 (toll free)* 32-3-450-2240 (toll call) 32-3-450-2815 (fax). Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Offering the industry’s largest and most diverse product portfolio, Dow Biocides offers a product for just about every type of microbial challenge and system requirement. The performance capabilities range from high to low pH performance, quick kill to sustained performance and a range of registrations unparalleled in the industry. For more information on Dow Biocides, visit


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