Buhler has introduced Oxylink, a new functional additive for waterborne paints and varnishes designed to improve the characteristics of coatings. A widely applicable additive based on nanoparticle technology, Oxylink is particularly suitable for one-component formulations and it facilitates compliance with future environmental requirements. Oxylink is a formulated additive that improves MEK rub resistance, blocking and humidity resistance and it reduces drying time. Other important parameters such as gloss are not affected. Oxylink contains tailor-made nanoparticles that improve the coating by direct interaction with the resin. It is based on so-called dispersions of inorganic nanoparticles in water and requires a dosage of one percent. The additive may be used for clear as well as pigmented formulations. Oxylink is available in three standard categories—Oxylink 3101, 3102 and 3103.
Buhler launches Oxylink for eco-friendly coatings
By Tim Wright
Published October 22, 2009
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