Patents Assigned to Thor GmbH
  • Publication number: 20210360923
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous biocide composition, containing the following components: (a) 9 wt. % to 20 wt. % 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one, (b) a dissolved alkalizing agent, containing 0.95 to 1.05 mol sodium and potassium hydroxide, each based on one mol of the 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one present as component (a), and (c) more than 60 wt. % water. The biocide composition is characterized in that the composition: (i) has a pH value in the range of pH 9.5 to pH 11.9, and (ii) the molar fraction of sodium ions, based on the sodium and potassium ions present in the composition, is in the range of 15 to 45 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: THOR GMBH
    Inventors: Rudiger Baum, Thomas Wunder, Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Peter Erich Hahn
  • Patent number: 11116217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biocidal composition containing 5-chlorine-2-methylisothiazolin-3-one and at least one other component selected from the group consisting of 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one, 2-bromine-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol and zinc. The claimed biocidal composition is characterized in that it contains methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one in the region of between 0-2 wt. %, in relation to the total proportion of 5-chlorine-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-ones. The invention also relates to the use of the claimed biocidal compositions for conserving technical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Thor GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Baum, Thomas Wunder, Hans-Jürgen Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210204548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stabilized compositions, or compositions that are stable when stored, comprising: (A) 2.5 to 15% by weight of the isothiazolinone 2-methyl-2H-isothiazolin-3-one and 1,2-benzisothiazolin-one and/or its sodium and/or potassium salt, (B) 0.5 to 50 ppm by weight of copper(II) ions, in relation to the weight fraction of component (A), (C) 100 to 2,500 ppm by weight, in relation to the total composition, of at least one oxidizing agent selected from the group consisting of sodium iodate, potassium iodate, sodium bromate and potassium bromate, or mixtures of these and (D) water. The invention further relates to a process for the preservation of technical materials by means of the aforementioned compositions, as well as the technical materials treated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Thor GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Apenberg, Rüdiger Baum
  • Publication number: 20200229439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage stable biocide composition containing the following components: (a) from 2 wt % to 20 wt % of one or more isothiazolinones selected from the group consisting of methylisothiazolin-3-one (MIT), 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT), and N-methyl-1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one (M-BIT), (b) from 65 wt % to 97 wt % of at least one biocide selected from the following group: phenoxyethanol, phenetyl alcohol, and phenylpropanol, and (c) from 1 wt % to 15 wt % of water. The invention furthermore relates to use of the composition in order to protect technical materials from spoilage and/or degradation as a result of microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Thor GmbH
    Inventor: Rüdiger Baum
  • Patent number: 10633547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing microbial attack of products in the context of which 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one having a content of 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one in the range from 0 to 2 wt % based on the total proportion of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one is employed and in a subsequent method Step at least largely decomposed. The method according to the invention is further characterized in that in a further method Step at least one further component for post-preservation of the products is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Thor GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Baum, Peter Erich Hahn, Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Thomas Wunder
  • Publication number: 20200068891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biocidal composition, which contains 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazolin-3-one and at least one further component chosen from the group consisting of 3-iodo-2-propanyl butylcarbamate, octylisothiazolinone, n-butyl-benzisothiazolinone, phenetyl alcohol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, benzoic acid, sorbic acid, salicylic acid, dehydracetic acid, didecyldimethylammonium chloride, benzalkonium chloride, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, (1-hydroxyethylidene)bis-phosphonic acid, N,N-ethylenediamine disuccinate, and polyaspartic acid. The biocidal composition according to the invention is characterized in that it contains methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one in the range of between 0 and 2 wt. %, in relation to the total amount of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one. The invention further relates to the use of the biocidal compositions according to the invention for preserving technical products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: THOR GMBH
    Inventors: Rudiger Baum, Thomas Wunder, Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Peter Erich Hahn
  • Publication number: 20190110477
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biocidal composition containing 5-chlorine-2-methylisothiazolin-3-one and at least one other component selected from the group consisting of 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one, 2-bromine-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol and zinc. The claimed biocidal composition is characterized in that it contains methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one in the region of between 0-2 wt. %, in relation to the total proportion of 5-chlorine-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-ones. The invention also relates to the use of the claimed biocidal compositions for conserving technical products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Thor GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Baum, Thomas Wunder, Hans-Jürgen Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190071575
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing microbial attack of products in the context of which 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one having a content of 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one in the range from 0 to 2 wt % based on the total proportion of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one is employed and in a subsequent method Step at least largely decomposed. The method according to the invention is further characterized in that in a further method Step at least one further component for post-preservation of the products is employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Thor GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Baum, Peter Erich Hahn, Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Thomas Wunder
  • Patent number: 9909021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a coating agent, such as a paint or a plaster, having a 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolone content in the range from 0 to 1 ppm, using components which would introduce in total more than 1.5 ppm of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolone into the coating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: THOR GMBH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Baum, Peter Erich Hahn, Thomas Wunder
  • Publication number: 20170233585
    Abstract: The invention relates to preserved products which contain 1 to 100 ppm of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one with a content of 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one in the range from 0 to 2 wt. % based on the total amount of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, and to the use of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one with a content of 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one in the range from 0 to 2 wt. % based on the total amount of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, for the preservation of products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: THOR GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Erich HAHN, Hans-Jürgen SCHMIDT, Rüdiger BAUM, Thomas WUNDER
  • Patent number: 8853307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame-retardant composition that comprises a synergistic flame-retardant mixture, and a method for flame-retarding a polymer by adding the flame-retardant composition. The invention further relates to polymers that contain said flame-retardant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: THOR GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Butz
  • Publication number: 20140005289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame-retardant composition that comprises a synergistic flame-retardant mixture, and a method for flame-retarding a polymer by adding the flame-retardant composition. The invention further relates to polymers that contain said flame-retardant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: THOR GmbH
    Inventor: THOR GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130064899
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biocide composition which contains (A) silver, (B) one or more pyrithione(s) and (C) one or more 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one derivative(s) as microbiocidal active components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: THOR GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Rüdiger Baum, Thomas Wunder
  • Patent number: 8349925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flame-retardant composition that comprises a synergistic flame-retardant mixture, and a method for flame-retarding a polymer by adding the flame-retardant composition. The invention further relates to polymers that contain said flame-retardant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: THOR GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Butz
  • Patent number: 8323674
    Abstract: A biocide composition, comprising 2-methylisothiazolin-3-one as a biocidal active ingredient and at least one further biocidal active ingredient, as an additive to materials capable of being attacked by harmful microorganisms, wherein the composition comprises a pyrithione as the further biocidal active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thor GmbH
    Inventors: Dagmar Antoni-Zimmermann, Rudiger Baum, Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Thomas Wunder
  • Patent number: 8287631
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds from the groups of (A) electrophiles, (B) nucleophiles, (C) alkylating agents, (D) antioxidants and (E) oxidizing agents as odor preventatives for reducing so-called ghost odor which is induced by 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and/or octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one. The invention further relates to biocide compositions which comprise 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and/or octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and also one or more odor preventatives, and to the use of odor preventatives for preventing ghost odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: THOR GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger Baum, Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Thomas Wunder, Christos Savides
  • Publication number: 20120115996
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermoplastic polyamide molding materials having: (A) 10 to 99% by weight of at least one thermoplastic polyamide, (B) 1 to 40% by weight of a flame-protecting material of the formula (I), where A1 and A2 are independently, for example, a straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and (C) 0 to 70% by weight of further additives. The invention further relates to processes for producing such thermoplastic polyamide molding materials, and to the use of the molding materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: THOR GMBH
    Inventor: Volker Butz
  • Publication number: 20100186631
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds from the groups of (A) electrophiles, (B) nucleophiles, (C) alkylating agents, (D) antioxidants and (E) oxidizing agents as odour preventatives for reducing so-called ghost odour which is induced by 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and/or octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one. The invention further relates to biocide compositions which comprise 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and/or octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and also one or more odour prevenatives, and to the use of odour preventatives for preventing ghost odour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: THOR GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger Baum, Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Thomas Wunder, Christos Savides
  • Publication number: 20100189811
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biocide composition comprising, as active microbicidal components, 2-methylisothiazolin-3-one and also one or more haloalkyl sulphones, said composition being outstandingly suitable as an industrial preservative for protecting industrial products. The invention further relates to the use of haloalkyl sulphones as an additive for reducing “emissions” from compositions containing 2-methylisothiazolin-3-one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: THOR GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger Baum, Hans-Jurgen Schmidt, Thomas Wunder, Christos Savides
  • Publication number: 20100099793
    Abstract: A description is given of silicone sealants which as a biocidal active comprise 2-n-octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and also comprise, where appropriate, one or more other biocides, the biocidal active being included in microparticles comprising an amino resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Thor GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas WUNDER