Eliokem has introduced Pliotec PA91, a new grade of Pliotec resin designed specially for porch and floor coatings. Coatings for these types of applications need to penetrate deeply to adhere to concrete, but also be flexible enough to adhere to wood. Pliotec PA91 was developed for specialty applications where excellent UV resistance is needed. Designed for exterior coatings, this latex can give paint manufacturers the ability to formulate tough coatings below 50g/l VOC. More info:
Eliokem, Web: www.eliokem.com.
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