Globalization and the collaboration among regulatory bodies worldwide, indicates that the EPA's biocide
evaluation approach is evolving closer to that of Europe's, especially in regard to skin sensitization; however, we have not seen the same level of restrictions in the United States.
At Fusion Technologies, scientists perform "kill studies" to determine the right biocide
selection and dosing.
For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global biocide
market on the basis of product, application and region:
One of the biocide
industry's responses was to form Oregonians for Food and Shelter in 1980.
The objectives of this preliminary study were (1) to determine the biocide
retention variation for 4 by 4 nominal posts (actual dimensions were 3.
In the early 1990s, conservators scrubbed a thick layer of moss and lichens from the temple and sprayed biocides
over the structure's sandstone surfaces.
Presentations on the second day of the conference will explore antimicrobial coating systems, showing a large variety of systems proposed to make surfaces antimicrobially active, including inorganic silver particles, blends of organic biocides
, surface modifications or polycationic polymer biocides
Newly registered by the EPA are two OBPA-based biocides
on solid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) carriers: Intercide ABF-5 SV, 5% OBPA in a polyvinyl chloride homopolymer; and Intercide ABF-5 SVC, 5% OBPA in a polyvinyl chloride/polyvinyl acetate copolymer.
Some specialized brands have the triple benefit of being low- biocide
, low in VOCs and colored with natural pigments.
As the wood preservation market accounts for nearly all of the demand for copper-based biocide
compounds, trends in wood protection are the primary factors that influence product mix among copper compounds.
This work must now be completed by May 14, 2014, when new biocide
use rules--based on these checks--can be formally introduced.