BIOTREND® ZP 48 is an industrial preservative containing zinc pyrithione. It prevents microbial degradation and deterioration of manufacturing starting materials such as plastics, polymers, and latexes, and a wide range of finished articles made from these materials. BIOTREND® ZP 48 acts to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and algae that can cause various types of deterioration including discoloration, staining, and odors.

Chemical Name: Zinc Pyrithione

Chemical Family: Zinc & Zinc Compounds

Labeling Claims: Formaldehyde-free

Applicable Processes: Leather Manufacturing, Textiles Manufacturing

Synonyms: (T-4)-bis(1-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridinethionato-O,S)zinc, Bis(1-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridinethionato)zinc, Bis(2-pyridinethiol-1-oxide)zinc, Bis(2-pyridylthio)zinc 1,1'-dioxide, Zinc Pyridinethione

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses


Physical Form
Off white suspension
Miscible in
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content48.0%-
Specific Gravity1.26 - 1.30--
Freeze Stability-3.0°C-
Boiling Point100.0°C-
pH Value6.5 - 10--

Safety & Health

Safety Information

When handling BIOTREND® ZP48, avoid contact with the skin, eyes, and clothing. Wear goggles or a face shield, protective clothing, and waterproof gloves, as specified on the EPA product labels, when handling these products.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

Biotrend® ZP 48 is available in 25 kg pails and 250 kg. drums

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.