Raw Materials & Equipment

Allnex Introduces Robust and Versatile Binder for Differentiated Waterborne UV Wood Coatings

September 12, 2013

Allnex introduces UCECOAT 7788, a cost‐effective, innovative solution for formulators of water‐based UV curable wood coatings looking to differentiate and customize their products.

UCECOAT 7788 is a tin and VOC‐free radiation‐curable polyurethane dispersion developed for industrial Wood and Furniture applications. It offers a unique combination of versatility, stability and performance/cost ratio.

UCECOAT 7788 is characterized by best‐in class value‐in‐use properties such as drying behavior and dispersion stability. Further it offers a good balance in elasticity, hardness and toughness resulting in an excellent coin resistance. Coatings based on UCECOAT 7788 are tack‐free before cure, offering ease of use without compromising on esthetical aspect.

Finally, its novel and unique polymer design offers a wide compatibility with other polymer chemistries as acrylics or even alkyds, enabling formulators to explore new blending combinations off the beaten track.

“We are excited to offer our customers this cost‐effective, innovative solution which addresses market need for Tin and VOC‐free products with a unique combination of versatility and robustness, and are pleased to announce this addition to our product portfolio,” says Siva Iyer, Allnex Global Business Director, Radcure. “Comparative studies with current market standards have shown that UCECOAT 7788 offers appealing performance characteristics. The abiliy to tailor coating formulations by blending UCECOAT 7788 with other resins will further enable our customers to truly differentiate their waterborne UV cured wood coatings.”

UCECOAT 7788 is available now for customers in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region, the product will be available in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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