Raw Materials & Equipment

ISP Launches SunCare TopCoat Additive

May 1, 2010

The Performance Chemicals business of International Specialty Products (ISP) has introduced a new technology for protecting the integrity of coatings from damage caused by UV radiation. SunCare TopCoat technology is based on nano-scale emulsions of UV protective actives offering broad spectrum protection (290 to 380 nm) with outstanding performance in the UVA range. According to ISP, tests have shown that SunCare TopCoat can be up to four times more effective than traditional water-based coating UV-protection additives. This performance results from the use of smaller particle sizes of the UV active, with better particle distribution in the emulsion. Applications for SunCare TopCoat include exterior wood stains and varnishes, indoor wood coatings and wood care products, plasters and plastic. More info: ISP. (973) 628-3166; Web: www.ispwoodcare.com.

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