Coatings, Paints & Inks
In-can Preservation for Paints and Other Technical Products
Chemical Name: chloromethylisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone
CAS No: 26172-55-4/2682-20-4
CMIT/MIT-1.5F Biocide is an active ingredient preparation of chloromethylisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone and formaldehyde to preserve paints, binder dispersions and other technical products.
These properties are typical but do not constitute specifications
Bluish or bluish green, clear liquid
pH-value, as is
Specific Gravity (g/ml) at 25°C
1.029 ± 0.01
Temperature: up to 40°C (short periods to 60°C), pH range: 4 to 9
Application and Activity
CMIT/MIT-1.5F is a wet state preservative with a very wide application field such as paints,plasters, adhesives, inks, dispersion and emulsion binders and aqueous technical products.
The number of technical products being preserved with CMIT/MIT-1.5F is increasing steadily and it is not always possible to predict its suitability. The optimum use should be established by a preliminary experiment. In critical cases, predilution with water is often helpful. The optimum dosage rate of CMIT/MIT-1.5F depends upon the degree of contamination and the susceptibility of the product to be preserved.
Occasionally, the degree of contamination exhibits seasonal fluctuation, so that a periodical determination of germ counts can assist in choosing the optimum dosage rate.Therefore, the ranges of concentrations listed below should be taken as general guidelines only:
Binders 0.05 - 0.30%
Other products 0.05 - 0.15%
25Kg per drum, 200Kg per drum or 1000Kg per IBC drum.