Adhesives, caulks and sealants, particularly water-based formulations and silicone products, are susceptible to microbial contamination, which can lead to spoilage and defacement or reduce the life of your product.

Mold or mildew growth in the home is not just unsightly, it is also associated with serious health risks, especially in locations with high moisture content like bathrooms or kitchens. Protecting your product from microbial growth is vital for the reputation of your products and brand.

Bacterial and fungal growth can also lead to spoilage during manufacturing process. The right microbial control solution is critical for rapid decontamination, maintenance of plant hygiene and prevention of further contamination spread. We offer not only the right products but also recommendations on good practices based on decades of expertise solving microbial problems.

The right in-can preservative (in the wet-state) can help prevent visible contamination, unpleasant odors, pH and viscosity changes, or other microbial degradation caused by bacteria and/or fungi.

Dry-film preservatives can help prevent contamination caused by mold and mildew after product has been applied.

Our microbial control portfolio offers a wide range of solutions to help you achieve your goals, including formaldehyde replacement, low-VOC formulations, high temperature resistance and low-leaching formulations.

Tables below highlights some of our products. Consult with us about additional products, availability in your country and approved uses and applications

Related Content

North American Product Selection Guides:

Building Materials In-Can Selector Guide

Building Materials Dry-Film Selector Guide


Some of our products are listed below. Not all products are available for sale or registered/approved for use in all countries.
Contact your sales representative or refer to our Contact Form to learn about product availability and approvals in your country

Dry-film Preservatives

Adhesives, Caulks and Sealants

Product Name

Active Ingredient **

Features & Benefits

BIOBAN™ 200 Antimicrobial
(aqueous dispersion)


ROZONE™ 2000 Mildewcide


  • Excellent protection against fungi with some performance against algae and bacteria
  • Ultra-low leaching for long-lasting protection
  • Non-yellowing (not based on iodine)
  • Green Chemistry Award winner technology

BIOBAN™ O 45 Antimicrobial


  • Excellent protection against fungi
  • Non-yellowing (not based on iodine)


AMICAL™ Flowable Antimicrobial


  • High-temperature stability
  • Excellent protection against fungi
  • Low leaching

ROCIMA™ 63 Industrial Microbiocide

OIT + CBM + Diuron

  • Blended product designed to provide excellent broad spectrum protection against fungi and algae

**DCOIT: 4,5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-3(2H)- isothiazolinone / OIT: 2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin3-one / CBM: Carbendazim / DIMTS: diiodomethyl-p-tolyl sulfone

In-Can Preservatives

Adhesives, Caulks and Sealants

Product Name

Active Ingredient **

Features & Benefits

DOWICIDE™ 1E Antimicrobial
(BIOBAN™ OP 100 E Antimicrobial*)



  • Low-leaching biocide
  • Heat and pH stable

DOWICIDE™ A Antimicrobial
(BIOBAN™ SP 100 Antimicrobial*)


DOWICIDE™ 25L Antimicrobial
(BIOBAN™ OP 25 Antimicrobial*)


  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Water soluble
  • Heat and pH-stable

BIOBAN™ BTCM Antimicrobial


  • Robust combination of two proven active ingredients for speed-of-kill and long-term preservation
  • Provides formulation flexibility to adapt to globally-accepted levels of individual active ingredients
  • Two actives delivered in one container for optimization of transportation, storage and addition

KATHON™ LX 1.5% Biocide


  • Outstanding broad-spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi
  • Fast acting preservative
  • Does not contribute to VOC (ASTM D-6886)
  • Does not release or contain formaldehyde(1)
  • Very low use levels required for efficacy

BIOBAN™ 616 LA Antimicrobial


  • Efficacious against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Highly effective including against environmental strains
  • Long-lasting preservative that includes a controlled release formaldehyde compound


Bronopol + CMIT/MIT

  • Blend designed for excellent broad spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi, including Pseudomonas species

ROCIMA™ BT 2S Microbicide

(aqueous dispersion)


  • Protection against bacteria
  • Good heat and pH stability
  • Not a formaldehyde donor (1)

BIOBAN™ BP-10 Preservative
BIOBAN™ BP-30 Preservative
BIOBAN™ BP-40 Preservative

BIOBAN™ BP-Plus Preservative


  • Excellent protection against bacteria
  • Particularly effective against Pseudomonas species
  • Works well in combination with other biocide chemistries like BIT or CMIT/MIT

ROCIMA™ 607 Biocide

Bronopol + BIT

  • Blend designed for excellent broad-spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi, including Pseudomonas species
  • Good heat and pH stability


UCARCIDE™ 25 Antimicrobial

UCARCIDE™ 50 Antimicrobial


  • Broad spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi
  • Not a formaldehyde donor

BIOBAN™ BZ Antimicrobial


  • Dual active action for high thermal stability
  • Efficacy against Pseudomonas



  • Effective protection against bacteria and fungi
  • Not a formaldehyde donor

DOWICIL™ QK-20 Antimicrobial
(BIOBAN™ QK-20 Antimicrobial*)


  • Quick kill biocide for rapid decontamination of process water or raw materials used
    to make industrial products
  • Cleans up microbial contamination when added directly into a final formulated industrial products,
    contributing to the performance of a long-term preservative

* Product name may vary per region

**OPP: o-phenylphenol / NaOPP: sodium o-phenylphenate / BIT: 1,2 benzoisothiazolin-3-one / CMIT/MIT: 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3- one & 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one /
THNM: Tris(hydroxymethyl)nitromethane / ZPT: zinc 2-pyridinethiol-1-oxide / DMO: 2,6-dimethyl-m-dioxane-4-ol acetate / DBNPA: 2,2-dibromo-3- nitrilopropionamide

(1) Formaldehyde is a ubiquitous material in our environment. Currently there is no accepted regulatory or industry definition of "Formaldehyde-Free." Therefore, we purposely refrain from using the term "Formaldehyde-Free." However, we do not intentionally add Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde generators to this product.