Growth of organisms such as bacteria, mold, mildew or algae can cause defacement and degradation of building materials like Tape Joint Compounds (TJC), spackle, concrete admixtures.

Microbial contamination can also affect the integrity, performance and durability of structural components of the building, such as wallboard and non-woven specialty mats/veils. Mold and mildew growth in these surfaces can contribute to potential health risks for humans in close contact.

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.

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.

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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

Building Materials

Product Name

Active Ingredient *

Features & Benefits

BIOBAN™ 200 Antimicrobial


  • 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™ 48 (Solid)

AMICAL™ Flowable Antimicrobial


  • High-temperature stability
  • Excellent protection against fungi
  • Low leaching
  • Available in solid or liquid form

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

Building Materials

Product Name

Active Ingredient **

Features & Benefits

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

ROCIMA™ BT 2S Microbicide

(aqueous dispersion)


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

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


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


  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Watersoluble
  • Heat and pH-stable

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


  • Low-leaching biocide
  • Heat and pH stable

BIOBAN™ BP 10 Preservative
BIOBAN™ BP 30 Preservative
BIOBAN™ BP 30 Preservative
BIOBAN™ BP Plus Preservative(solid)


  • 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

BIOBAN™ BZ Antimicrobial


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


Bronopol + CMIT/MIT

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

UCARCIDE™ 25 Antimicrobial

UCARCIDE™ 50 Antimicrobial


  • Broad spectrum protection against bacteria and fungi
  • Not a formaldehyde donor (1)

BIOBAN™ DXN Antimicrobial


  • Effective protection against bacteria and fungi
  • Not a formaldehyde donor (1)

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

* Product name may vary per region

**BIT: 1,2 benzoisothiazolin-3-one / CMIT/MIT: 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3- one & 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one / NaOPP: sodium o-phenylphenate / OPP: o-phenylphenol /
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.