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.




  • Aqueous dispersion of 1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT) and n-Octylisothiazolinone (n-OIT)
  • For the preservation of aqueous technical preparations such as aqueous paints and coatings, polymer emulsions, synthetic and natural adhesives, cleaners and detergents, and similar products
  • Broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, particularly against bacteria, mold and yeast
  • VOC-free
  • MIT-free
  • Detergents
  • Glues & Adhesives
  • In-can preservation
  • Industrial Preservation
  • Material protection
  • Paints and coatings
  • Polymer Emulsions
  • Preservative
  • Preservative forpaints and coatings
  • Preservatives for glues and adhesives
  • Preservatives for paints and coatings
  • Preservatives for polymer emulsions

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