Raw Materials & Equipment

TAICROS Crosslinking Additive Gives Chemical Resistance to Coatings

April 1, 2013

Evonik Industries is now bringing on to the market the successful TAICROS crosslinking booster. As an additive in UV-curable clear coatings, TAICROS ensures chemical resistance and improved mechanical properties. Market demand is growing for eco-friendly alternatives to conventional solvent-borne coatings; for this reason, UV-curable clear coatings are becoming increasingly important. Their weak point so far has been a less than optimal resistance to chemical attack; TAICROS, however, shows good results in overcoming this problem. Moreover, the chemical structure of the additive improves the mechanical properties, particularly for intercoat adhesion in multicoat structures.