Raw Material & Equipment

  • Emerald Latin America introduces Antarol FJ601

    December 19, 2011
    Emerald Latin America, a subsidiary of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced a new defoamer—Antarol FJ601—for low-VOC waterborne architectural coatings. Antarol FJ-601 is tailored to meet the needs of coatings manufacturers in the…


  • Sartomer’s CN9026 oligomer imparts hardness and yellowing resistance

    December 19, 2011
    Sartomer USA, LLC has unveiled CN9026, a highly functional aliphatic urethane acrylate that demonstrates outstanding weatherability in exterior hard coat applications compared to traditional urethane acrylates said the company. This oligomer is suite…


  • Wacker presents novel VAE dispersion for high performance coatings

    December 19, 2011
    Wacker has introduced a novel dispersion specifically developed for high performance architectural coatings. The new Vinnapas EF8300 is a vinyl acetate-ethylene-based copolymer (VAE) characterized by excellent performance properties, including good b…


  • Hamamatsu introduces deuterium light source units with ultrahigh brightness

    November 10, 2011
    Hamamatsu's L11798 and L11799 deuterium light source units offer ultrahigh brightness and ease of use for a wide variety of UV applications such as semiconductor inspection, film thickness measurement, UV-visible spectroscopy, and environmental a…


  • Dow Microbial Control introduces Bio-Pruf antimicrobial

    November 10, 2011
    Dow Microbial Control, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, has introduced Bio-Pruf to the materials preservation market. Bio-Pruf is a technology that provides long-lasting antimicrobial protection to different end-use products, including p…


  • BASF offers Efka 2010 high efficiency defoamer

    November 10, 2011
    BASF has further strengthened its portfolio of high performance defoamers for industrial coating applications with Efka 2010. The new silicone-free defoamer marks the latest addition to this product class and is suited for use in a wide range of solv…


  • Dow introduces next generation of catalyst technology

    November 10, 2011
    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced Consista C601 polypropylene, the first 6th generation Ziegler Natta catalyst. Consista C601 is a non-phthalate based catalyst system with broad applicability and advantaged capability to produce high performanc…


  • Emerald Group introduces zero-VOC Foam Blast 4201

    November 10, 2011
    Emerald Performance Materials Specialties Group has launched a new zero-VOC foam control agent–Foam Blast 4201–to meet the performance challenges of today's more environmentally conscious waterborne architectural and industrial coatin…


  • Dow Corning unveils superwetting silicon additives for waterborne and UV coatings

    November 10, 2011
    Formulators of waterborne and UV coatings can now consistently achieve good spreading and wetting - even at low addition levels - thanks to a new family of Dow Corning brand superwetting additives effective on difficult-to-wet substrates such as wood…


  • JDSU introduces high performance and cost effective pigment

    November 10, 2011
    JDSU has introduced a new light-diffractive pigment called SpectraFlair Plus 25, a cost competitive solution that provides dramatic effects for products in the automotive, sporting goods, apparel, electronics and product packaging industries. Coating…


  • Sachtleben launches functionalized barium sulfate powder coating

    November 10, 2011
    Sachtleben, the synthetic barium sulfates specialist, has introduced for powder coating producers a functionalized barium sulfate—Sachtoperse EP. Sachtleben's special barium sulfate particles are inert, and are less abrasive than the extend…


  • Hydrite Advanced Resins introduces new epoxy resins

    November 10, 2011
    Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC (HAR) introduced two new epoxy resins for a wide range of composites, coatings and adhesive applications at the recent 2011 Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada. Two grade…


  • Momentive introduces odor-free technology for UV curable coatings

    November 10, 2011
    Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has introduced a technology that offers the use of odor-free UV curable release coatings for sensitive applications where odor may not be acceptable to end-users. The new SilForce products can be considered for ap…


  • Croda launches Zephrym PD 4974 for iron oxide pigments

    November 10, 2011
    Croda has introduced Zephrym PD 4974, a low-VOC, high performance polymeric dispersant specially designed for iron oxide pigments. A key advantage of Zephrym PD 4974 is its ability to provide formulation stability in systems containing iron oxide pig…


  • Cytec launches Resydrol AY 6705 resin

    November 10, 2011
    Cytec Industries, Inc., has introduced Resydrol AY 6705, a waterborne acrylic modified alkyd resin with 44 percent solid content that was designed to extend durability with its penetration for timber substrates. It is ideal for feeding and protecting…