BIOTREND® ZP 98 is an industrial in-can and dry film preservative containing Zinc Pyrithione. It prevents microbial degradation and deterioration of various manufacturing materials such as paints, plastics, polymers, latexes, rubber, adhesives, and a wide range of finished articles made from these materials. BIOTREND® ZP98 provides multi-purpose functionality by preventing the growth of bacteria, fungi, 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

Applicable Processes
Fluids & Lubricants Type
Coating End Applications
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Industrial Additives End Use
Plastics & Elastomers End Uses
Use Level
0.05 - 0.5%
Formulation Applications

BIOTREND® ZP98 is a multi-purpose preservative used in wide variety of non-food contact articles such as: paints and coatings; adhesives; carpet fibers; carpet backings; rubber or rubber-backed bath mats; foam underlay for carpets; synthetic, non- leather materials; foam stuffing for cushions and mattresses; wire and cable insulation; vinyl, linoleum, tile and other synthetic floor coverings; wall coverings; plastic furniture; athletic flooring and mats; mattress liners, covers or tic king; molding; mats; gaskets; weather stripping; coated fabrics for furniture cushions, boat covers, tents; tarpaulins and awnings; rubber gloves (non-surgical); garbage bags, cans, and other refuse containers; bathtub appliques; garden hose; pipe (non-potable water); ductwork; air filters; air filtration components and media for industrial, hospital, residential, and commercial heating and cooling; conveyor belts; shower curtains; sponge or fiber mops; household use sponges; toilet brush receptacles; toothbrush receptacles (non-bristle contact); scrub brushes (non- medical); sink mats and drain boards; storage containers; soap dish holders; towel bars; components of uppers in footwear. Please consult Label for registered use applications.


Physical Form
White to light yellow powder
Physico-Chemical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content98%-
Loss on Drying (105°C)max. 0.5%w/w-
Bulk Density0.41g/ml-
Water Solubility (at 20°C)4.93mg/l-
Water Solubility (at 30°C)6.11mg/l-
pH Value (5% dispersion in water)6.0 - 9.0--
Melting Point (Decomposes)approx. 240°CCapillary Method
Vapor Pressure (at 25°C)max. 6.6 x 10 - 4Pa -
Particle Size (DV 0.50)max. 5.0pm-
Particle Size (DV 0.97)max. 5.0 - 10.0pm-

Safety & Health

Safety Information

When handling BIOTREND® ZP98, 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.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

Biotrend® ZP 98 is available in 25 kg

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
5 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.