Coatings, Paints & Inks
In-Can Preservation for Paints, Adhesives and Related Products
Chemical Name: 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one
MIT-50 is an active ingredient solution for the preservation of paints, binder dispersions, adhesives and other technical products.
MIT-50 contains an active substance permitted for use in food contact coatings and adhesives provided that the customary dosage rates are not exceeded.
MIT-50 is a straight aqueous solution of the active ingredient Methylisothiazolone, and does not contribute to VOC and AOX.
These properties are typical but do not constitute specifications
Colorless to yellowish liquid
50% Methylisothiazolone (MIT)
pH (as is)
Specific Gravity (g/ml)
1.10 min at 25°C
Solubility in water
Completely soluble in water
Infinite solubility in water, miscible in a wide range of water soluble solvents.
MIT-50 shows a very good compatibility even after undiluted addition. A series of experiments have shown that viscosity and color of the finished products preserved with MIT-50 remain unchanged.
Temperature: up to 60°C (short periods to 80°C), pH range: 4 to 11
Application and Dosage
MIT-50 combines environmental acceptability with effective preservation. It can be used in a wide range of products such as paints, adhesives, latex emulsions, tackifiers, mineral slurries, pigment dispersions and other technical, water-based products.
The optimum dosage rate of MIT-50 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.
The typical use concentration ranges between 0.01 – 0.03%.
25Kg per drum, 200Kg per drum or 1000Kg per IBC drum.