BIOTREND® MB5 is a highly cost-effective broad-spectrum industrial preservative. The use of these dual actives offers numerous unique benefits to the formulator, with enhanced broad-spectrum synergy compared to BIT-only preservatives, especially against Pseudomonas sp. Due to its cost-effectiveness and ease of use, BIOTREND® MB5 can easily replace formaldehyde-based and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives in a wide range of aqueous industrial products.

Chemical Family: Benzisothiazoles, Thiazoles

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

Certifications & Compliance: Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), EPA Registered

Applicable Processes: Leather Processing, Textiles Manufacturing

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Features & Benefits

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Product Features
  • Biotrend® MB5 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® MB5 provides longer-term protection compared to other chemistries that may deteriorate over time due to pH or temperature shifts during storage.
  • Biotrend® MB5 prevents microbial deterioration of products and resulting consequences such as phase separation, odor build-up, gas buildup and changes in viscosity.
  • Biotrend® MB5 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.
  • Excellent long-term efficacy due to the dual active synergy and complementary activity, especially against pseudomonas sp
  • Used as a preservative of aqueous and water miscible chemicals and technical products
  • Broad antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and fungi
  • Often effective where other preservatives fail, especially at critical temperature and pH-values
  • Free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde releasers, phenolics, heavy metals, halogens
  • Does not settle, dry-out or flake like dispersion products for easier pumping and handling

Applications & Uses

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Applications
Applicable Processes
Application Method
Fluids & Lubricants Type
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Industrial Additives End Use
Use Level
0.05 - 0.40%
Formulation Applications

Biotrend® MB5 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.
Biotrend® MB5 shows the highest efficacy in a wide pH range of pH 4 - 10 and is chemically stable from pH 2 - 12 and light stable. Experience shows that compatibility with most products and raw materials is excellent, although compatibility testing is recommended for specific formulations.

Properties

Physical Form
Soluble In
Appearance
Yellow/Amber
Odor
Mild
Miscible in
Water
Compatible with
Non-ionic and anionic surfactants
Soluble in
Water
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content5%-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.05g/cm³-
Freeze Stability0°C-
pH Value (as supplied)8.0 - 9.5--
Volatile Organic Content0%

Regulatory & Compliance

Safety & Health

Safety Information

When handling BIOTREND® MB5, avoid contact with the skin, eyes, and clothing. Wear goggles or a face shield, protective clothing, and waterproof gloves, as specified on the product labels, when handling these products. Refer to BIOTREND® MB5 product SDS’s for specific safety data and precautions.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

Biotrend® MB5 is available in 441 lb. (200 kg.). drums and 2,205 lb.(1,000kg.) totes

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage Conditions

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.