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What are the uses of isothiazolinone?

Isothiazolinones are a group of broad-spectrum biocides widely used for their antimicrobial properties. They are effective against bacteria, fungi, and algae, making them suitable for various applications. Here are some common uses of isothiazolinones:

1. Industrial Applications

Water Treatment: Isothiazolinones are used to control microbial growth in cooling towers, boilers, and other water systems. They prevent biofouling and maintain the efficiency of water circulation systems.

Oil and Gas Industry: They are used in drilling fluids, injection water, and production water to prevent microbial-induced corrosion and biofouling.

Paints and Coatings: Added to paints, coatings, and varnishes to prevent microbial degradation and extend shelf life.

Adhesives and Sealants: Used to prevent microbial growth in products that are stored and used in moist environments.

2. Personal Care and Household Products

Shampoos and Conditioners: Used as preservatives to prevent microbial contamination and extend shelf life.

Liquid Soaps and Body Washes: Added to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in moist conditions.

Household Cleaners: Included in formulations to prevent microbial growth in products like surface cleaners and dishwashing liquids.

3. Cosmetics and Toiletries

Skin Care Products: Used in creams, lotions, and moisturizers to maintain product integrity and prevent spoilage.

Makeup: Included in formulations to prevent contamination and extend the shelf life of products like foundations, mascaras, and eyeliners.

4. Construction and Building Materials

Concrete Additives: Used to prevent microbial growth in concrete admixtures.

Wood Preservatives: Applied to protect wood from fungal and bacterial degradation.

5. Paper and Pulp Industry

Paper Coatings: Added to paper coatings and slurries to prevent microbial growth during production and storage.

Pulp Processing: Used in pulp mills to control microbial growth in process water and pulp.

6. Textile Industry

Fabric Treatments: Applied to fabrics and textiles to prevent microb

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