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Urethane Sciences Partners with Sanitized AG

April 21, 2023

SANITIZED AG completes EPA registration for
BBIT in the US

Burgdorf, April 20, 2023: Swiss-based SANITIZED AG receives EPA registration for Butylbenzisothiazolinone (BBIT) offering local stock availability to support the domestic market. BBIT is a best-in-class antimicrobial that provides effective protection against microbial attack, being a solution to degradation, loss of physical properties, and unpleasant odors.

BBIT is a powerful, safe, and versatile antimicrobial that has been designed to control the growth of microorganisms in a wide range of applications. It is highly effective and extensively commercialized in various formulations, including plastic compositions such as PVC, polyurethanes, silicone, polyesters, polyolefin, acrylics, rubber, etc.

“We are thrilled to be able to supply BBIT to the US market,” said Eduardo Costa, Head of Business Unit Polymers Additives of SANITIZED AG. “Over the last years we have invested and developed infrastructure to ensure continuity supply to the growing demand in the US. Furthermore, BBIT offers a safe choice for controlling the growth of microorganisms. The EPA registration is proof of the safety and effectiveness of our product, and we are confident that it will meet the needs of customers across the country.”

Sanitized has partnered-up with Urethane Sciences to supply BBIT to the polyurethane foam industry in North America. BBIT is available for purchase through our authorized distributor Urethane Sciences, in Berlin, NJ. For more information about the product, contact them at orders@usci.net.

Urethane Sciences LLC is an innovation partner, providing research and development, technical service support, supply of chemicals, and testing capabilities for the polyurethane foam comfort space.  In our world class Berlin NJ facility, we work closely with our clients to design, create, prototype and support “top of the bed” products that create consumer value.  Our extensive experience in providing solutions to problems now includes capabilities to bring a fresh, new relationship approach to improving understanding and application knowledge to the complex anti-microbial world. www.urethanesciences.com

Sanitized® adding value since 1935

Sanitized® enhances textiles, polymer products as well as paints and coatings. The company develops its innovative technologies in Switzerland and markets them worldwide. The Sanitized® additives ensure odor-free textiles, the responsible protection of paints and treat polymers permanently with a hygiene function and material protection. The all-embracing service for customers is unique: Standardized tests in the TecCenter, technical and regulatory advice, marketing support. Manufacturers and consumers have relied on the globally trusted Sanitized® brand for decades. It enables differentiation in the market and creates tangible added value for customers. www.sanitized.com

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