American Colors, Inc.
Sandusky, Ohio, U.S
• Solvent-based acrylic ACS Series
American Colors has introduced a new series of high quality pigment dispersions for the coatings industry. This colorant is comprised of an acrylic resin and propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate. The proprietary additive package allows the ACS Series to be compatible in a wide range of solvent-based systems. What sets this system apart from others is color flexibility. The industrial coatings market demanded an opportunity to go beyond a standard set of colors, we provided it with this new system. It has a virtually limitless color range. Markets include automotive, architectural and industrial coatings producers.
• Water-based resin-free ACW Series
American Colors has developed a new resin-free aqueous-based pigment dispersion. This system contains a proprietary additive package that allows ACW to be compatible in systems where typical resins cannot function. It is an extremely versatile product and is used in industrial and architectural water-based coatings as well as adhesives and caulk compounds. It, too is available in virtually any color.
Angus Chemical Company
Buffalo Grove, Ill., U.S.
Additives offered: corrosion inhibitors, dispersing agents, emulsifiers
• AEPD VOX 1000 Neutralizing Amine
AEPD VOX 1000 neutralizing amine offers advantages in zero VOC paint formulations. Compared to other low VOC alkanolamines, AEPD VOX 1000 is the most cost-effective choice, with more efficiency at lower use rates. AEPD VOX 1000 offers effective pH control, efficient pigment dispersion, improved freeze-thaw performance reducing glycols and exceptional performance with no odor when compared to ammonia.
Arkema Coating Resins
Cary, N.C., U.S.
Web site: www.arkemacoatingresins.com
• Crayvallac PA4 WDA 12
Rheology modifier in paste form for post-addition to solvent-based coatings. Easy incorporation provides shear-thinning rheology with thixotropic viscosity recovery. Imparts very good sag resistance and anti-settle properties.
Charlotte, N.C., U.S.
Additives offered: defoamer
• Dehydran SE 2
High performance, zero VOC, low odor, silicone emulsion defoamer that shows an optimum balance between compatibility and defoaming efficiency and persistency. No haze and no fogging with excellent long-term stability. Dehydran SE 2 can be easily incorporated and recommended for grind and let-down step. Suitable for all gloss levels.
• Hydropalat 216
Sustainable dispersant for organic and inorganic pigment concentrates, tint bases and factory finished paints and mixed pigment paints. Also suitable for aqueous inorganic pigment concentrates and slurries. Hydropalat 216 is a low foaming, higher efficiency alternative to inflexible and alkyl blocked APEO-based universal wetting/dispersing aids.
Buhler Group (Nanotechnology)
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.
Additives offered: Oxylink for waterborne resin systems
Oxylink is an additive for better waterborne coatings to increase cross-linking density. Results in improved blocking, chemical and humidity resistance as well as shorter drying times.
BYK USA Inc.
Wallingford, Conn., U.S.
DISPERBYK-199 provides perfect stabilization and color acceptance. It introduces no VOC into paints or pigment concentrates, and is APEO and amine free. DISPERBYK-199 can be used as a wetting and dispersing additive for various waterborne coatings. For certain applications where cost is critical, the cost-effective DISPERBYK-199 is the additive to choose.
New silicone and mineral oil-free polymeric defoamer for waterborne coatings, BYK-1711 is a perfectly balanced additive. It is very efficient at low dosage levels but still compatible, and requires low to medium shear forces for incorporation. BYK-1711 is recommended in general industrial, automotive and wood and furniture applications.
Cytec Industries Inc.
Woodland Park, N.J., U.S.
Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products, which serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace composites, structural adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, electronics, inks, mining and plastics.
Cytec Coating Resins are pioneers in the development and production of high performance coating solutions. Our line of low-VOC coatings, radiation curing and powder coating resins and additives allow our customers to create sustainable change for the industries they serve.
• ADDITOL VXW 6503 N
ADDITOL VXW 6503 N is Cytec's new best-in-class substrate wetting and anti-cratering additive. This new polyether modified polysiloxane leads to superior dynamic surface tension reduction. It therefore improves substrate wetting and yields crater-free paint surfaces without contributing to foam stabilization or impacting intercoat adhesion. ADDITOL VXW 6503 N is universal and can be used with a wide variety of waterborne and solventborne chemistries, including UV/EB curable resins. It is recommended for industrial, architectural and automotive paints.
• ADDITOL VXW 6208
ADDITOL VXW 6208 is a unique nonionic dispersing additive providing efficient pigment wetting, dispersing and stabilization of all pigment types used in automotive, industrial and architectural paints and lacquers. ADDITOL VXW 6208 enables zero emission paint formulations with all types WB systems including UV water based. The nonionic character of this pigment media is allowing pigment stabilization of most sensitive resin systems including WB epoxy formulations.
Dow Coating Materials
Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.
Additives offered: HASE thickeners, HEUR thickeners, microspheres, surface-active agents, surfactants and dispersing agents (nonionic), surfactants and dispersing agents, texturizing agents, associative thickeners, celluosics, viscosity modifiers, wetting agents
• ACRYSOL DR-110 Rheology Modifier
ACRYSOL DR-110 rheology modifier is a new, cost-effective alternative to hydrophobically-modified hydroxyethyl cellulose (HMHEC) for thickening a full range of waterborne latex coatings. ACRYSOL DR-110 rheology modifier is effective at building viscosity in formulations from flat to semigloss and across all binder types, offering desirable application and feel properties to such coatings, while also having the cost advantage of better efficiency and the manufacturing ease of an all-liquid product.
• ECOSURF LF Surfactant
ECOSURF LF surfactants offer high performance and low foam in APEO-free formulations. For color acceptance and pigment wetting, they’re comparable to our best APEO offerings. Plus, ECOSURF LF Surfactants are readily biodegradable. They even offer additional foam control during pigment dispersion through cloud point defoaming.
Midland, Mich., U.S.
Additives offered: superwetting silicone additives, silicone slip and leveling additives
• Dow Corning 67 Additive and new Dow Corning 500W Additive, Dow Corning 501W Additive and Dow Corning 502W Additive
One-hundred percent silicone polyether copolymers that are recoatable; have little or no influence on slip; are solvent-free, BTX-free and low VOC; and are effective at low addition levels. For use in waterborne and UV coatings, paints, inks & overprint varnishes, effective on difficult-to-wet substrates such as wood, plastics and metal.
• Dow Corning 205SL Additive, Dow Corning 204SL Additive and Dow Corning 401LS Additive
Multipurpose additives (slip, leveling, hand feel and defoaming) that provide a range of solubilities and other characteristics at low addition levels enabling formulators to develop tailored solutions for optimized performance in multiple resin systems and applications. Effective on wood, plastic coatings, inks and overprint varnishes in solventborne, waterborne and UV coatings.
Double Bond Chemical Industries USA, Inc.
West Simsbury, Conn., U.S.
Additives offered: complete line of antioxidants and UV absorbers for coatings and plastics
Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, Tenn., U.S.
Web site: www.eastman.com/optifilmot1200; www.eastman.com/solus
• Eastman Optifilm Additive OT1200
Eastman Optifilm additive OT1200, the newest addition to Eastman’s Optifilm portfolio, enables formulators to create low-VOC paints with improved open time and wet edge without negatively affecting other properties. OT1200 performs under a wide range of application conditions. The result is compliant paints with significantly improved workability and easier cleanup.
• Eastman Solus 2100 Performance Additive
Eastman Solus 2100 performance additive is the low-VOC solution for faster dry time, excellent flow and leveling, sag resistance, faster time to sand or polish, and less time polishing. Solus 2100 performance additive delivers traditional performance in high solids thermoset coatings while helping you meet VOC targets
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
Hopewell, Va., U.S.
Additives offered: wetting and dispersing additives, defoamers and deaerators, flow and agents.
• TEGO Dispers 757 W, dispersant for high performance waterborne coatings
TEGO Dispers 757 W is for premium pigment concentrates used in all waterborne industrial coatings but particularly where durability and corrosion protection are paramount. Even at low additive levels, dispersion properties such as stability and color strength are significantly enhanced which leads to cost savings and less influence on coating properties.
• TEGO Airex 990 and TEGO Airex 991, modern deaerators for solventborne high solids coatings
TEGO Airex 990 and TEGO Airex 991 mark a new generation of liquid deaerators for solventborne high solids coatings free of organic solvents and with good recoatability. While the compatible TEGO Airex 990 is for clear and pigmented coatings, the very powerful TEGO Airex 991 is for pigmented fillers and topcoats.
Keim Additec Surface USA LLC
Wilmette, Ill., U.S.
Additives offered: Anti-blocking agents; anti-marring agents; dispersing agents; slip aids; waxes
King Industries, Inc.
Norwalk, Conn., U.S.
Additives offered: King offers the broadest range of catalysts for amino thermoset systems, non-tin catalysts for urethanes, resin and rheology modifiers, dispersants, rust and corrosion inhibitors, and surface control additives.
• NACORR XR-417
NACORR XR-417 is a new metal complex developed to improve the corrosion resistance of direct to metal coatings. It is particularly useful in waterborne coatings due to its ability to be easily incorporated/dispersed while offering excellent protection. NACORR XR-417 offers versatility, effective in both solvent-based and waterborne coatings; it can act synergistically with anti-corrosive pigments; and it improves water resistance by providing a barrier effect and reducing water permeation of the coating.
• NACURE XC-235
NACURE XC-235 is a new acid phosphate catalyst supplied at 75 percent active in n-butanol. It is particularly effective with partially alkylated melamines for automotive topcoats and primers, general industrials and wood coatings. It is recommended for use with high imino or partially alkylated type melamine crosslinkers.
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Additives offered: Wax additives, hyperdispersants, rheology modifiers
• Solsperse 44000
Solsperse 44000 hyperdispersant is a 50% active APE-free polymeric dispersant in water, which improves pigment dispersion and stability in aqueous paints and coatings. It enables highly pigmented resin-free dispersion that are compatible with a wide range of binders, including acrylics, epoxies, polyurethanes and alkyds. It also provides excellent early water resistance.
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Additives offered: wax emulsions
• NatureShield 31
NatureShield 31 – an anionic emulsion of natural oils and waxes, designed to provide excellent water resistance for topical wood coatings. It works to prevent the swelling of wood in the presence of water, as well as providing great water bead. Typical uses: wood stains and sealants.
• Michem Seal 8340
Michem Seal 8340 – a one component concrete or masonry sealer that provides excellent water, grease, oil and solvent resistance. It also displays good hot tire pick-up resistance and excellent gloss. Michem Seal 8340 should not be used for slip resistance.
Micro Powders, Inc.
Tarrytown, N.Y., U.S.
Additives offered: micronized wax, wax dispersion, wax emulsions
• AquaMatte 31
AquaMatte 31 is a high-density oxidized polyolefin wax specifically designed to impart uniform gloss reduction and burnish resistance to waterborne paints and coatings. The unique particle shape of AquaMatte 31 will provide a silky smooth surface feel to architectural wall and trim paints.
• PropylMatte 450
PropylMatte 450 is an economical micronized polypropylene that imparts consistent matting to paints and coatings. High molecular weight and controlled particle size provide a smooth, wear resistant surface without the viscosity effects of silica additives. PropylMatte 450 improves surface adhesion to matted powder coatings and functions as a degassing agent.
Bloomfield, N.J., U.S.
Web site: www.munzing.com
Additives offered: Anti-foaming agents
Chicago, Ill., U.S.
Additives offered: acid catalysts, anti-corrosive pigments
• Strontium Phosphate
Lead free, chrome free anti-corrosive pigment. It is white and contains no zinc.
Pflaumer Brothers, Inc.
Ewing, N.J., U.S.
Additives offered: wetting agents, dispersants, functional grinding resins and polymers, flow and leveling modifiers, defoamers, deaerators and bubble release agenst, anti-sag and suspension agents.
• Tallicin 4040
Tallicin 4040 is a 100 percent active deaerator and flow and leveling agent for solvent-borne and solvent-free two-component polyaspartics, polyurethanes, and epoxies in primers , clear, and pigmented systems. Tallicin 4040 can also be used with polyester, polyether, polyacrylate, alkyd, chlorinated rubber and other coatings systems. Compatible with mineral spirits and xylene at low levels of use.
• Terachem 53-2371
Terachem 53-2371 Aluminum Oxide Nano-Dispersion for Polyaspartics is a unique, formulated dispersion of nano-aluminum oxide recommended to improve mar and scratch resistance for polyaspartics. Terachem 53-2371 offers the formulator the opportunity to improve resistance to mar and scratch at very high loadings with minimal effect on gloss, clarity, shade, and viscosity in systems tested.
Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC
Coatings and Specialty Polymers Division
Simpsonville, S.C., U.S.
Additives offered: thickeners, rheology modifiers, surfactants, flame retardants, adhesion promoters, matte finish additives, viscosity modifiers
• Paragum 600 Thickener
Paragum 600 thickener is the newest Para-Chem rheology modifer. The outstanding performance of this high efficiency, water thin, alkali-swellable dispersion is further enhanced by its environmental advantages: APEO-free, no heavy metals and no solvents. Paragum 600 provides unique, short “buttery” flow characteristics in a wide range of formulations.
• Paranol FRD-070 Flame Retardant
Attributes/comments: Paranol FR-070 flame retardant is the newest Para-Chem polymer system. It is environmentally friendly, 62% active aqueous dispersion, that contains no decabromodiphenyl oxide or antimony active ingredients. This dispersion can be used in acrylic, EVA, SBR, vinyl acetate or polyurethane lattices in either baths, compounding or foaming applications.
Newark, N.J., U.S.
• AquaFLON MG
A high solids dispersion containing our best wax and PTFE powders. It is specifically for thin film coatings, and applicable to a variety of substrates. AquaFLON MG offers easy incorporation and gloss retention. It is ideal in can coatings, and for rub resistance and surface slip in water-based overprint varnishes.
• Narrow 4
A polyethylene wax powder with a mean particle size close to four micrometers, with 90 percent between two and eight. Narrow 4 eliminates oversize particles and viscosity build-up in pre-dispersions. It yields high gloss retention, exceptional film appearance and clarity. Improves rub and slip performance in OPV and clear films.
Soy Technologies, LLC
Nicholasville, Ky., U.S.
Additives offered: Soyanol line of products
• Soyanol 1000E
Soyanol 1000E is an ester-based additive prescribed for use in both water- and solvent-based systems. Soyanol 1000E provides multifunctional performance to improve coating flow, leveling and adhesion, while helping eliminate VOCs and other hazardous materials such as phthalates. Custom blends and formulation assistance available.
• Soyanol 5000X-TB
Soyanol 5000X-TB expands the functionality of compliant, low VOC thinners and multi-purpose solvents. When combined with exempt solvnts, Soyanol 5000X-TB provides these expanded function and compatibility across a broader range of coatings. SCAQMD approved formulations available.
Allentown, Pa., U.S.
Additives offered: specialty amines for paint and coatings
Florham Park, N.J., U.S.
• Troysol ZLAC
Troysol ZLAC is a superior substrate wetting additive for aqueous coatings and has zero contribution of VOCs to aqueous systems. Troysol ZLAC provides the same benefits and attributes long associated with Troysol LAC, but without the VOC. The product is particularly effective in wetting low energy and contaminated surfaces, without causing undesired fisheyes and other problems. Troysol ZLAC eliminates surface defects, improves adhesion, gloss, flow and leveling and color acceptance.
• Troysol Z370
Troysol Z370 is a universal wetting, mar and slip additive for solvent, water-reducible or aqueous systems. This ‘green’ additive does not contain any VOCs, APEs or HAPs and approximately 40% of the components are from renewable resources. Troysol Z370 is a multi functional additive and is extremely effective in industrial coatings with demonstrated superior properties over leading competitive products.
Unimin Specialty Minerals Inc.
New Canaan, Conn., U.S.
Web site: www.brilliantadditions.com
Additives offered: Fillers
Additives Suppliers Directory
The following pages contain a directory of select additive suppliers and their products. For more information on the products listed in this guide, contact the companies directly.
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