EPA approves Lonza's Omadine antimicrobial agent in marine hull paints
June 6, 2012
Lonza has received a registration from the U.S. EPA for the use of its copper Omadine antimicrobial as an agent to deter the growth of algae and other foulants on ships. The registration covers the product's use in marine hull paints that are applied by licensed applicators on U.S. vessels that are 25 or more meters in length. Lonza's Omadine antimicrobial products are part of Lonza Microbial Control's Materials Protection portfolio.
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