Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. has launched PowerAdd 9080 structuring additive for hammertone finishes. Using PowerAdd 9080 additive, formulators of industrial powder coatings, including polyester-TGC, polyester/epoxy hybrids, polyester/primids or urethanes, can achieve uniform, reproducible hammertone finishes. It works across a variety of pigmentations and can be used to create a hammertone effect with metallic and non-metallic pigments. Effective at low addition rates, PowerAdd 9080 additive produces a coarse structure in powder coatings when added between 0.2-0.5%. It is incorporated into the powder coatings premix prior to extrusion, resulting in a more homogeneous distribution of all powder coatings components. More info: Lubrizol Corp., (216) 447-5394; Web: www.lubrizolcoatings.com.
Lubrizol offers PowerAdd 9080
Published December 20, 2007
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