Ciba Irgaguard® F 3000 fungicide has been approved US EPA for
specific polymer uses. The company says that the antifungal polymer additive effectively inhibits
growth of mould and mildew on polymer surfaces.
The fungicide has been
registered for specific uses under the U.S. EPA's Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide
Act (FIFRA) as a material preservative and antifungal agent for use in a number of areas including
plastics, rubbers, elastomers and natural and synthetic fibres.
The company says that Irgaguard F 3000 can be incorporated into
various specific polymer materials, such as PVC, polyurethanes, polypropylene, polyethylene,
polystyrene, polyester and nylon, as well as in rubber and elastomers.
Major areas of application include construction, transportation,
household and recreation. The additive protects plastic items from deterioration due to fungal
attack such as mould and mildew staining, discoloration and unpleasant odour.