Lanxess Acquires Brazilian Biocide Maker

Lube Report Americas - December 11, 2019

Lanxess acquired Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda., a leading Brazilian manufacturer of biocides, including some used in ...



Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

New techniques, technologies and trends suggest the metalworking fluids market is entering a period of change. One compa ...


Korean Biocides Acts Impact on Lubes Unclear

Lube Report Asia - January 11, 2019

South Korea's new Act on Safety Control of Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides regulation took effect Jan. 1. Indust ...


Biocide Choices Disappearing

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 18, 2017

Biocides are under great scrutiny by European Union regulators for their harmful impact on humans and environment. Besid ...


Canadian Biocide Labeling Change Debated

Lube Report - May 17, 2017

A Canadian proposal to lower application rates for a formaldehyde-free biocide based on a mixture known as CMIT/MIT has ...


Controlling MWF Bacteria without Boric Acid

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 23, 2016

Concerns about health, safety and the environment are forcing metalworking fluid formulators to find alternative biocide ...


Does Formaldehyde Have a Future?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 24, 2016

Metalworking fluid formulators must find ways to keep microbes out as regulations creep in limiting the use of tried and ...


Bad News for Biocides?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

As EPA and the National Research Council exchange shots over formaldehydes effects on human health, metalworking fluids ...


Industrial Microbial Control

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2014

From prevention to remediation, here are the basic tools and knowledge you need to get the upper hand on microorganisms ...


Biocides: Choose and Use Wisely

Lubes'n'Greases - May 16, 2014

From metalworking fluid design to tankside treatment to final disposal, theres a lot to ponder when embarking on a bioci ...


Biocides Under a Microscope. U.S.

Lubes'n'Greases - May 12, 2014

Canadian and European regulators are all taking whacks at biocide use - and metalworking fluids are feeling the heat.


Facing Down Microbes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 7, 2014

How well do phenolic compounds hold up against microbes such as bacteria, fungi and viruses in metalworking fluids? For ...


Lonza to Close Ireland Biocide Plant

Lube Report - May 1, 2013

Lonza will shut down its biocide plant in Swords, Ireland, in June as part of a corporate cost-cutting effort, the compa ...


Lonza Buys Biocides-maker Arch

Lube Report - July 13, 2011

Lonza will acquire 100 percent of Arch Chemicals shares for $47.20 per share in a transaction valued at $1.4 billion. ...


Bayer Beefs Up Biocides

Lube Report - September 30, 2009

Bayer Chemicals has expanded its portfolio of biocides by acquiring the Tektamer product line from Ondeo Nalco Co., part ...


DaimlerChrysler Bans Biocide

Lube Report - April 9, 2008

Triazine and other formaldehyde-releasing biocides have been banned from the formulas of metalworking fluids at DaimlerC ...


Dow Boosts Biocide Capacity

Lube Report - March 19, 2008

Dow Biocides on Monday announced it would increase its U.S. production capacity for glutaraldehyde by 60 percent as of J ...