New labeling limits for H 317

New labeling limits from mid of 2019

Products preserved with MIT will have to be labelled with hazard statement H 317 and exclamation mark pictogram in the near future. LANXESS assumes that the new labeling limits will apply from mid of 2019 at the earliest.


More information about H 317 labelling were presented by our technicle marketing manager M. Lamoratta at the European Coatings Show. Click here to see the full video.


Adaptation of the preservation strategy with MIT-free formulations

LANXESS is carefully following the implementation of this new classification and will provide customers with the necessary support to understand the consequences, and assistance in adapting preservation strategies accordingly. As MIT is a key preservative for in-can preservation, a good understanding of the new labelling and legal implementations should allow the industry to overcome the H317 challenge, and to move forward with sensitizer-free combinations. Contact us to test our biocides to prevent H 317 labeling of your products.




  • Combination of BIT and CMIT/MIT
  • Fast acting and long-term preserving
  • Excellent efficacy in low dosages
    also against isolated bacteria from spoiled products
  • Blue Angel label ≤ 0.15%
  • Ecolabel limit ≤ 0.21%
  • All necessary FDA claims given
  • Detergents
  • Glues & Adhesives
  • In-can preservation
  • Industrial Preservation
  • Material protection
  • Paints and coatings
  • Preservative
  • Preservative forpaints and coatings
  • Preservatives for paints and coatings
  • Preservatives for polymer emulsions
  • concrete Admixtures

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