Biocides for Interior Coatings
Concern about the potential health issues associated with mold growth on interior
surfaces has created a need for a safe and effective full-spectrum biocide. Contaminations
are often dependent on a high level of humidity of a room (bathrooms, kitchens...).
An efficient biocide for indoor coatings must be particularly effective against
molds and have a low solubility in water.
An important aspect that must be considered before selecting the ideal biocide for
interior coatings is its safety. Interior use is much more sensitive for the public
i.e. children, pregnant women etc. and therefore highly important to be “safe”.
The risk-assessment of the biocide is essential. Another necessary aspect to clarify
before choosing a biocide is whether the use of individual active components or
formulations is permitted by law in the country concerned or whether
restrictions for certain applications exist.