Aqueous-based industrial microbicides


KORDEK™ LX5000 biocide is a broad spectrum biocide for use in Metalworking Fluid Concentrates and as a Tankside Additive for dilute circulating systems.

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Used In:

  • Paints
  • Adhesives
  • Latex emulsions
  • Tackifiers
  • Mineral slurries
  • Pigment dispersions
  • Other technical water based products


  •  Chemically stable in high pH formulations
  •  Alternative to benzisothiazolone (BIT)
  •  Physically compatible with polymer emulsions
  •  Broad-spectrum efficacy versus Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, fungi and yeast
  •  Free from volatiles
  •  Formaldehyde free

Typical Properties

Appearance:  Clear, Colorless To Amber Liquid

Active Ingredient:   50% Methylisothiazolone (Mit)

Solvent:   Water

pH:  42070 (As Is)

Specific Gravity:  1.2 G/Cc At 20°C

Solubility in Water:  Completely Soluble In Water

Footnote:   Please Note That Not All Products Are Registered In All Regions For All Applications. Please Contact Your Local Dow Representative For Detailed Technical Information Applicable To Your Individual Situation.; Use Biocides Safely. Always Read The Label And Product Information Before Use.


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