Troy to Merge with Arxada

November 10, 2021

Metalworking fluid biocides producer Troy and Arxada, a lubricants and biocides manufacturer, will merge their businesse ...

Swiss Arxada to Merge with Troy

Swiss Arxada to Merge with Troy

November 9, 2021

Lubricants and biocides manufacturer Arxada and Troy, a producer of metalworking fluid biocides, will merge their busine ...


Lanxess Acquires Brazilian Biocide Maker

December 11, 2019

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



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

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

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

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

May 23, 2016

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


Does Formaldehyde Have a Future?

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?

May 22, 2014

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


Industrial Microbial Control

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

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.

May 12, 2014

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


Facing Down Microbes

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

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

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. B ...


Study Examines Exposure to Biocides

June 16, 2010

Do you know of or work at a machine shop or metalworking facility where biocides are used to control harmful microbes or ...