Akcros & Dow Microbial Control Form Strategic Partnership on Biocides in North America

SpecialChem - Nov 27, 2012

Akcros has completed the formation of a strategic alliance with DOW Microbial Control for North America. Under this agreement, Akcros will become Dow Microbial Control's exclusive channel partner in the US and Canada for OBPA and Isothiazolone-based biocides for the polymer markets. DMC will provide Akcros with materials and regulatory access to enable Akcros to provide the full line of OBPA and Isothiazolone-based biocides for protection of PVC and polyolefins under the INTERCIDE™ name. Akcros brings extensive experience and capability in biocide formulations and applications and is well-positioned to deliver exceptional service and support going forward.

For their customers this is wonderful news as Akcros has secured long term sourcing of the most cost effective EPA approved alternatives to OBPA. Given the tightening regulations globally on OBPA, concerns about its re-registration in the USA, availability as well as its gradual deselection by global customers, this agreement puts Akcros in a firm position to supply alternative solutions to its customers. Akcros has over fifteen years of experience of working with the isothiazolone technology in Europe where it is a well respected player in the market.

Akcros and DMC will immediately begin an orderly transition of the business. There are no anticipated major changes to products or product quality as a result of the transition of the current VINYZENE™ name to the INTERCIDE™ name. Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks regarding the transition arrangements. In the interim, business continues as normal.

About Akcros

Akcros Chemicals is one of the world leaders in the field of additives for the processing and manufacturing of polymers, such as polyvinylchloride (PVC) polyurethane (PU) polyolefins (PO) and is a speciality supplier of additives to the sealants, paint and coatings markets.

With its origins dating back to 1937 Akcros has long pedigree in its chosen fields of Industry and today serves a wide range of International customers through its highly developed global sales network of Sales Managers, Agents and Distributors.

With market-leading positions in its chosen fields, Akcros continues to deliver packaged technical solutions from its manufacturing units in Europe and the USA and has a proven track record of producing products of the highest quality, efficiency and reliability.

About Dow Microbial Control

Dow Microbial Control is the leading provider of biocide and antimicrobial technologies that:

  • Control & prevent growth of nuisance and dangerous micro-organisms
  • Preserve materials
Dow Microbial Control empowers customers to go beyond biocides, and ask more of their microbial control solutions. They provide best-in-class products, service and knowledge to their customers.

Source: Dow Microbial Control

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