Busy Eurocoat 2018!

Thor France has recently exhibited at the Eurocoat 2018 exhibition in Paris which gained an impressive 5,000 visitors over the 3 days of 26 – 28 March.

Thor’s attractive and innovative stand welcomed present and future customers from Europe and further afield.  Staff from Thor in Salaise were on hand to discuss Thor’s wide range of in-can and dry film biocides - many of which feature Thor’s AMME (Advanced Micro Matric Embedding) novel technology enabling more effective long term film preservation with a reduced environmental and human toxicological impact.

Eurocoat in Paris is proving a firm biennial favourite meeting place, particularly for French speaking coatings professionals. We look forward to meeting you all again in 2020!


Thor Oz supports Fairfield Hospital

The Thor team in Australia was again delighted to show its support of this local community hospital in Sydney - close to the Thor Australia offices.   The money will be used to buy four Connex vital signs monitors with mobile stands to enhance the facilities available at the hospital.

Pictured is Arnold Tammekand, General Manager of Fairfield Hospital (right), with ward  staff receiving the donation from Thor Australia's MD, Mark Jamieson (centre) and Office Manager Julie Hagan (left). The donation adheres to Thor's policy worldwide of contributing to the communities in which we operate by supporting specially selected projects aimed at improving the lives of those in the the local area.  


Thor Oz wins Supplier of the Year - again!

The Thor team in Australia was again delighted to have featured in the Dulux Group 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards function.  Dulux is the largest decorative paint producer in Australia and in 2018 will celebrate 100 years of paint production in Australia.

During the Awards Night held in Melbourne recently, Thor Australia's Area Manager for Southern Australia, Ross Conley, accepted the award on behalf of Thor Specialties, for the second year running, as best supplier to Acratex, the textured coating division of Dulux. The company was also a finalist for Supplier of the Year to Dulux Decorative Paints.

Pictured is Ross receiving the award from Peter Tzokas, Dulux Group Procurement Specialist for raw materials.  Thor Australia MD, Mark Jamieson, congratulated all staff at Thor Australia and acknowledged the huge efforts made by all to achieve this accolade. 

Well done Thor Australia!    


Thor Brazil at Abrafati

Thor Brazil once again exhibited at this premium show for the coatings industry which took place in Sao Paulo 3-5 October this year.

The company put particular emphasis this year on the range of wet state and dry film preservatives available in the marketplace and in particular those dry film biocides benefiting from Thor AMME™, a renowned and highly effective technology offering more effective long term performance with reduced human and environmental risk.

Thor's Dave Alexander, the Group's Technical Marketing expert, presented a paper entitled 'Changing World of Dry Film Preservation' highlighting the regulatory challenges faced by biocide suppliers and coatings manufacturers alike and the benefits that AMME™ technology can bring.  We were delighted to see so many of you at the presentation and at the show and look forward to seeing you again soon!


Thor submits its BPR dossier for Union Authorisation of the C(M)IT/MIT Biocidal Product Family

In the first week of June Thor submitted a BPR1 dossier for Union Authorisation of the C(M)IT/MIT2 Biocidal Product Family including more than 20 ACTICIDE® products.

Following the publication of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/131 of 1 February 2016 approving C(M)IT/MIT as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products, Thor has submitted its dossier for the C(M)IT/MIT Biocidal Product Family. This submission was made approximately one month ahead of the deadline date of 1 July 2017. Thor has supported a Union Authorisation for the C(M)IT/MIT Biocidal Product Family including the product types 2, 4, 6, 11, 12 and 13, covering more than 25 applications.

The BPR concerns the placing on the market as well as the use of biocidal products. Under the BPR, (which replaced the BPD3 on 1 September 2013), all biocidal active substances contained in biocidal products are subject to an application-related evaluation which started with the establishment of the Review Programme in 2000 with a forecasted completion date in 2024. Following the approval of an individual active substance, all biocidal products containing this individual substance need to be authorised.

Thor has conducted studies and applied in use scenarios for each biocidal formulation and the summary of product characteristics (SPCs) was developed to ensure that the stringent risk assessments of the BPR are met for multiple applications, such as the preservation of paints and coatings, slimicide action in paper mills and microbial control in cooling and heating systems.

With the submission of the dossier, the Product Authorisations of Thor customers were initiated either as a marketing company or for Same Biocidal Product Authorisation. Thor’s partners were able to rely on Thor’s expertise during the whole process and thus were able to save both time and money.

To learn more about the measures Thor takes to support customers with Product Authorisations under the BPR, please contact us by email: or talk to one of our sales representatives. 

1 BPR - Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012 (BPR)

2 Reaction mass of 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (EINECS 247-500-7) and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (EINECS 220-239-6) (3:1) (Mixture of C(M)IT/MIT)

3 BPD - Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC)


Thor China Technical Seminars

Making CosmeticsThor China, along with its distributors, Raysonchem, Heng’an and Banglian Chemical Company, has recently held a series of highly successful technical seminars in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Fujiang.  Over 600 technical engineers or managers represented our customers at the events – pictured are some of the more than 300 participants at the Guangzhou seminar.  

In Shanghai and Guangzhou we introduced our personal care technical service facilities, including microbiological, analytical and formulation testing capabilities, specialist applications laboratory and training centre. New  preservative products Microcare® OCL10, Microcare® GHDI, alkyl silicone wax, special silicone gum and green ecological quat products were discussed with constructive solutions presented to formulators offering new and innovative preservative solutions.  

 In Fujian basic microbiology and the historical development of biocides was highlighted along with guidelines for customers in selecting biocides for a range of applications or to comply with specific regulations such as Ecolabel.

 Feedback from customers was very positive. The seminars served to enhance our strong relationship and technical communication with our customers while also supporting the promotion of Thor products and technical solutions.