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Ciba fungicide approved for use in US

Published on 2003-03-25. Author : SpecialChem

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.

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