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MERGAL K14

Use

MERGAL K14 is an in-can preservative offering a broad spectrum of


activity against bacteria, yeast and fungi. It is fast acting and has an
excellent price performance ratio. The product is recommended for
polymer dispersions, dispersion latex paints, stucco, rheology modifiers,
adhesives, pigment pastes and other coating Systems. Reducing agents in
fairly small amounts degraduate Isothiazolinones rapidly.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Ingredients

O-Formal with Isothiazolinonas

Appearance

Clear amber liquid

Odour

Characteristic

Density (20 0C)

Approx. 1.02 kg/litre

pH-value

3-5

Solubility

Miscible with water in all proportions

Stability

pH-range
Light
Temperature

Concentrations Used

0.1 0.3% for in-can preservation of emulsion polymers, paints,


Plasters, adhesives and other coating formulations.
The level necessary lo protect a formulation depends on the
composition of the formulation and the intended end-use
conditions. All suggested dosages should be evaluated prior to
commercialization for compatibility and Storage stability.
Technical assistance is available from the Troy Technical
Service Laboratories and from your Troy Representative.

3-9
stab!e
up to 60 C

Registration
MERGAL K 14 meets recommendations XIV and XXXVI of the
German Federal Office of Consumer Safety (BgVV) and Swiss
Office of Health; BAG T No 611500; poison class 4.

Activity

MERGAL K 14 has a broad spectrum of activity against


bacteria, yeast, fungi and some algae.
The determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration
(MIC values) is an indication of the concentration level at which
growth of the test organism is completely inhibited under
laboratory conditions.

For example:
Test Organisms

MIC - Values in %

BACTERIA
Bacillus subtiIis
Enterobacter aerogenes
Escherichia coli
Proteus vulgaris
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas fluorescens

0.05
0.05
0.02
0.05
0.02
0.01

YEAST
Candida albicans
Saccharomyces cerevisiae

0.02
0.01

FUNGI
Aspergillus niger
Chaetomium globosum
Penicillium funiculosum
Ulocladium consortiale

0.02
0.02
0.02
0.01

ALGAE

Chlorella Fusca

0.0015

Anabaena cylindrical

0.0008

Labeling & Toxicology


MERGAL K 14 is labeled according to the general preparations
directive 88/379 EC
C:Corrosive
R 34-43
s 23-26-28-36/37/39-45
per oral rat LD50 : 4150 mg/kg
Mergal K 14 is toxic to fish and must not reach surface and
ground water.
For the most up to date information on safety and labeling,
please refer to a current version of materiaI safety data sheet or
to a current label.

Notes on processing
Mergal K 14 is a Iiquid product and may be added to the
production materials at any point during the manufacturing
process. For best results the product should be added as early in
the production process as possible. If high temperatures or
highly alkaline pH-values are expected during production, we
recommend that the product be added after these conditions are
controlled.
Proteins and strong reducing agents such as sulfites and sulfides
can inactivate the active ingredients in MERGAL K 14. For

preservation of systems containing these compounds other Troy


preservatives are recommended. Your Troy representative can
assist you with the selection of the appropriate in-can
preservative.
Safety measures

In its undiluted form MERGAL K 14 is a skin irritant. For


all handling, rubber gloves, face shield, goggles and
suitable protective clothing should be worn, Contact with
skin and inhalation of spray mists should be avoided.
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes. For eyes, call a physician. Remove
and wash all contaminated clothing before reuse. See product
label and material safety data sheet for statement of practical
treatment, storage and disposal information.

Storage

Keep container tightly closed and protected from heat and


freezing temperatures. Storage should not exceed one year.

Disposal

Refer to the material safety data sheet for disposal information.

Packaging

MERGAL K 14
Standard packing

Art.No.22352
30,200 and 1000Kg