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BIOTREND® Eco-Clear is a cost-effective, broad-spectrum industrial preservative formulated with 9.0% of 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT). It offers unique benefits as it is an aqueous solution totally additive-free, making it a suitable replacement for formaldehyde-based or formaldehyde-releasing preservatives.

Chemical Family: Benzisothiazoles

Labeling Claims: Additive-free, Dispersant-free, Environmentally Friendly, Formaldehyde releasing substances-free, Formaldehyde-free, Glycol-free, Halogen-free, Heavy Metal-free, MIT-free, Non-Phenolic, Not Listed In California Proposition 65, Odor-free, Solvent-free, Thickener-free, VOC-free

Certifications & Compliance: EPA Registered, FDA 21 CFR 175.105, FDA 21 CFR 175.300, FDA 21 CFR 176.170, FDA 21 CFR 176.180, FDA 21 CFR 177.2600, FIFRA

Physical Form: Liquid

Synonyms: 1,2-Benzisothiazol-3-one, 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one, 1,2-Benzisothiazolone, 1,2-Benzoisothiazol-3-one, 1,2-benzothiazolin-3-one, 1,2-benzothiazoline-3-one, 2,3-Dihydro-1,2-benzothiazol-3-one, 2,3-Dihydrobenzisothiazol-3-one, 3-Hydroxy-1,2-benzisothiazole, Benzisothiazolin-3-one, Benzisothiazolinone, Benzisothiazolone, Benzo[d]isothiazol-3(2H)-one, Benzoisothiazol-3-one

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Agrochemicals Features
CASE Ingredients Features
HII Features
Industrial Additives Features
Product Features
  • BIOTREND® Eco-Clear provides broad antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and fungi often effective where other preservatives fail. As a result of its’ excellent thermal, pH and chemical stability, BIOTREND® Eco-Clear provides longer-term protection compared to other chemistries that may deteriorate over time due to pH or temperature shifts in storage.
  • BIOTREND® Eco-Clear penetrates the cells of microorganisms, reacts with vital parts of the cells and inactivates important substrates and enzymes necessary to normal cell function. These relatively unspecific reactions exhibit a bactericidal effect and minimize adaptation or the development of microbial resistance.
  • BIOTREND® ECO-CLEAR prevents microbial deterioration of products and resulting consequences such as:
    • Phase separation
    • Odor build-up
    • Gas build-up
    • Changes in viscosity
Product Benefits
  • Water-based - Zero VOC
  • Low viscosity liquid, easy to handle
  • Does not contain formaldehyde, solvents, thickeners or dispersants
  • Does not contain MIT which has been alleged cause allergic reactions and global regulatory implications
  • Does not settle, dry-out or flake like dispersion products for easier pumping and handling
  • Extreme broad compatibility with most coatings systems, and raw materials - wide range of applications
  • Excellent chemical, thermal and pH stability (4 -12)
  • Excellent long term in-can protection

Applications & Uses

Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Industrial Additives End Use
Use Level
0.1 - 0.5%
Formulation Applications
  • BIOTREND® ECO-CLEAR is highly suitable for the preservation of a wide variety of aqueous based products due to its broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity and good thermal and chemical stability.
  • It shows highest efficacy in a wide pH range of pH 4 - 10 and is chemically stable from pH 2 - 12 and also light stable. Experience shows that compatibility with most products and raw materials is excellent, although compatibility testing is recommended for special formulations.
  • Under normal use patterns concentrations of 0.05 - 0.3% are sufficient in most applications.
Product Applications
  • Emulsion paints
  • Dispersions
  • Polymer emulsions
  • Leather processing
  • Adhesives
  • Lattices
  • Metal working fluids
  • Aqueous pigment or mineral slurries
  • Household cleaners
  • Pesticide formulations
  • Printing inks
  • Building and construction compositions
  • Oil-in-water emulsions
  • Oil recovery
  • Fount solutions
  • Paper and pulp


Physical Form
Soluble In
Miscible in
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH Value9.0 - 12.5--
ViscosityWater - Thin--
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.05g/cm³-
Volatile Organic Compound Content0.0%-
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Percent (BIT)9 - 10%
Freezing Pointmax. -0°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

BIOTREND® ECO-CLEAR is available in 441lb. drums and 2,205 lb. totes

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage Condition

Store in the original, tightly-closed containers, in well-ventilated, dry, dark and cool areas. Carefully reseal and keep containers upright. Protect from freezing. If frozen, allow to thaw and stir well before use.

Handling Precautions

When handling BIOTREND® ECO-CLEAR, avoid contact with the skin, eyes, and clothing. Wear goggles or a face shield, protective clothing, and waterproof gloves.