What is it?
Zinc Dibutyldithiocarbamate is used as an activator and accelerator in natural rubber synthetic latexes.
How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.
• Antidegradant, and accelerator
- natural rubber
- butyl rubber
- ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymers
• Antioxidant in rubber-based adhesive
• Condoms and diaphragms
• Cosmetic biocide for skin cleanser and odor prevention
• Gloves (household, work, or hospital)
• Heavy rubber products used in industry
• Leather shoes (insoles, adhesives, and linings)
• Medical devices
• Renal dialysis equipment
• Rubber in elasticized undergarments and clothing
• Rubber pillows and sheets
• Rubber shoes (sneakers, tennis shoes, and the like)
• Sponge makeup applicators and rubber eyelash curlers
• Stabilizer in cement
• Swim wear
Other names for zinc dimethyldithiocarbamate:
• Butyl Zimate
• Butyl Ziram
• Nocceler BZ
• Zinc bis(dibutyldithiocarbamate)
• Zinc N, N-dibutyldithiocarbamate
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Other Carbamates