Additives offered: Allnex is a leading supplier of resins and additives for architectural, industrial, protective, automotive and special purpose coatings and inks. The company’s product range entails innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins and additives and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic and other surfaces.
• ADDITOL XW 6565
ADDITOL XW 6565 is a universal, glycol-free, polymeric multifunctional grinding medium from Allnex, specially developed for the production of low-VOC point-of-sale (POS) and in-plant colorants. It delivers high pigment loading, outstanding weather durability and excellent color performance. Architectural paint manufacturers can develop high-performance tinted formulations while increasing process flexibility and reducing costs using ADDITOL XW 6565.
• ADDITOL XW 6560
Allnex’s new ADDITOL XW 6560 is an ultra-low-VOC combination metal drier designed for easy incorporation into low VOC waterborne alkyd paints. ADDITOL XW 6560 has excellent compatibility with highly modified alkyds and other metal driers enabling fast incorporation in any stage of the paint manufacturing process. Paints formulated with ADDITOL XW 6560 show lower seeding tendencies during drier incorporation.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
800-345-3148 or 610-481-6799
Additives offered: Airase defoamers and deaerators, ZetaSperse dispersants, Dynol superwetters, Surfynol wetting agents, Carbowet surfactants and EnviroGem additives.
• Airase Structured Silixane Defoamer Line (SSDL) Defoamers
The Airase SSDL defoamers are a line of formulated, siloxane-based defoamers that have been designed to have predictable performance relative to each other. This allows formulators to take a systematic approach to defoamer selection. Each product in this line has a different balance of defoaming strength and formulation compatibility.
• FAZT (Formulators Assistant ZetaSperse Dispersant Tool)
To assist formulators in quickly finding a dispersant for their pigment formulation, Air Products offers the Formulators Assistant ZetaSperse Tool (FAZT) to provide product recommendations and starting point formulations for over a thousand different specific pigment grades. Visit FAZT.com to access it online or from a mobile platform.
Charlotte, NC and Wyandotte, MI
800-962-7829 or 800-251-0612
Fax: 800-392-7429 or 800-971-1123
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Additives offered: dispersants, wetting agents, surface modifiers, defoamers, rheology modifiers, film-forming agents, light stabilizers, stabilizers, suspension agents, thickening agents, UV absorbers, waxes, waxes-polyethylene.
• Hydropalat WE 3111
A non-APEO pigment wetting agent for water-based coatings, Hydropalat WE 3111 provides excellent color acceptance and can be used as a dispersing agent in base paints. It is low odor and contains less than 1% VOC, making it an ideal choice for paints seeking to carry ecolabels.
• Dispex Ultra PX 4575
A VOC-free, dispersing agent for water-based systems with benchmark performance in inorganic pigments, Dispex Ultra PX 4575 offers improved color development and lower viscosities in pigment concentrates containing transparent iron oxides and other inorganic pigments. The product also exhibits broad compatibility in a variety of resin systems.
Additives offered: corrosion inhibitors, mold inhibitors, package preservatives, flash rust inhibitors, mold inhibitors, package preservatives, flash rust inhibitors, tannin stain blockers, dispersants, UV light stabilizers, dispersants, flocculants, heavy metal precipitants, defoamers, flame retardants, wood preservatives, anhydrous TMEDA.
• Flamebloc EG
Flamebloc EG is a graphite-based fire retardant providing superior intumescent thermal barrier protection in both water0 and solvent-based formulations. This free flowing FR additive has good chemical resistance, is easy to use, and compatible with most resins and raw materials.
• BSI 189
BSI 189 is a low odor, zero VOC, greener alternative dispersing agent for water-based systems approved under FDA (21 CFR) 176.170. BSI 189 is a highly effective sodium polyacrylate dispersant when used in difficult to grind pigments such as carbon black, reds, yellows, and oranges. BSI 189 has been proven to work well with reactive and functional pigments used for corrosion protection and flame retardancy.
BYK USA Inc.
Additives offered: adhesion promoters, wax additives, defoamer and air release agents, nano additives, rheology additives, surface additives, wetting and dispersing additives.
• BYK – 1780
Silicone-containing APEO-free defoamer for aqueous systems with high layer thickness for removing application-related microfoam, without influencing gloss or transparency.
• BYK – 1785
Solvent-free and APEO-free defoamer for aqueous pigmented and clear coatings to help eliminate microfoam especially in airless spray applications.
New Castle, DE
• Zephrym ColorFX
Zephrym ColorFX is a novel amine functional dispersant technology that allows for the development of coatings with richer, deeper and truer colors. Additionally, Zephrym ColorFX offers longer stability and lower viscosity. It readily meets the challenge of using high performance pigments, such as carbon black, in solvent borne formulations.
• B-Tough C2x
A challenge for epoxy formulators is to combine flexibility and hardness without negatively impacting other properties. Croda introduces B-Tough C2x, an epoxy functional toughening agent for epoxy coatings in protective heavy-duty outdoor coating applications. B-Tough C2x offers improved flexibility while maintaining hardness and excellent impact resistance, even at low temperatures.
Dow Coating Materials
Additives offered: HASE thickeners, HEUR thickeners, microspheres, surface-active agents, surfactants and dispersing agents (nonionic), surfactants and dispersing agents, texturizing agents, associative thickeners, cellulosics, viscosity modifiers, wetting agents.
• ACRYSOL RM-400 and ACRYSOL RM- 995 Rheology Modifiers
ACRYSOL RM-400 and ACRYSOL RM- 995 Rheology Modifiers are easy-pouring HEURs that offer excellent sag-flow balance, higher film build and uniformity that facilitates better applied hide, with no added surfactant and no need for HMHEC. Features include robust color development and stability and improved roller application.
• TAMOL 2011 Dispersant
TAMOL 2011 Dispersant is a hydrophobic copolymer that is easy to handle and incorporate into architectural coating formulations. It is well suited for semi-gloss and gloss paint formulations and offers formulation flexibility and the opportunity to add more gloss, stain resistance and/or water resistance to low and ultra-low VOC paints.
• Dow Corning 52 Additive
Dow Corning 52 Additive is a silanol-functional, ultrahigh-molecular-weight silicone dispersion for slip and abrasion resistence in waterborne paints, inks and coatings applications that does not negatively impact mechanical properties in waterborne coatings. By providing these benefits at low concentrations, this additive can also enhance the cost-effectiveness of your formulations.
• Dow Corning 67 Additive, Dow Corning 500W Additive, Dow Corning 501W Additive, Dow Corning 502 Additive
Dow Corning has introduced a family of silicone wetting agents for waterborne and radiation curable coatings, inks and overprint varnishes. The range of different functionalities and hydrophillcities available means formulators can choose exactly the right product for the formulation and substrate. These agents are effective in both waterborne and radiation curable formulations.
Emerald Performance Materials
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Additives offered: Colorant dispersions/transoxides, coalescents and plasticizers, foam control products, and specialty silicones for a wide range of zero/low-VOC and UV-curable coatings and stain applications. Low viscosity monomers/reactive diluents, modifiers, polyols and crosslinkers for thermoset formulations.
• K-FLEX 500P
K-Flex 500P has been introduced as the newest product in Emerald Material’s line of plasticizers and coalescents. The lowest VOC coalescent in our product line, an excellent choice for architectural coatings where excellent gloss, scrub, block, and freeze-thaw characteristics are all desired features. Exhibits equivalent efficiency to TMPDMIB.
• FOAM BLAST 4213
FOAM BLAST 4213, the latest technology for superior foam control, knockdown and persistence. This ultra-low VOC, APE-free product delivers maximum foam control in aqueous and energy-cured formulations. Easy to incorporate, excellent foam control and enhanced compatibility in a variety of coatings, from flat to clear, in grind and let-down.
Additives offered: pigment dispersants, reactive surfactants, wetting agents, polymerization surfactants, emulsifiers, deframers, alkoxylates, phosphate esters.
• E-Sperse RS Series Reactive Surfactants
These non-APE surfactants contain a functional group to copolymerize into latexes during synthesis, or to cure into alkyd coatings. This enables the preparation of high performing, very water resistant coatings with excellent adhesion. RS-Series surfactants are available in nonionic, sulfate, or phosphate ester forms.
• E-Sperse FT 600
This product is a nonionic, low-VOC surfactant that may be added to a latex, epoxy, or alkyd resin or coating to improve both its freeze/thaw stability and open time. By using this single additive to achieve two performance benefits, users may be able to reduce the total surfactant loading.
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
Additives offered: Deaerators, defoamers, surface control additives, hydrophobins agents, wetting and dispersing additives, energy-curable additives, substrate wetting and anti-cratering additives, anti-graffiti additives, specialty binders, co-binders, and nanoresins.
• TEGO Dispers 757W
TEGO Dispers 757W is a dispersing agent for waterborne industrial architechtural and wood coatings as well as printing inks. It offers excellent performance with anti-corrosive pigments and is effective at low concentrations. High pigment loading is possible with minima time and energy while milling.
• ALBIFLEX 296
ALBIFLEX 296 combines normally incompatible epoxy-resin and silicone in one homogenous eopolymer which exhibits the benefits of both of its constituent polymers. The epoxy component provides excellent adhesion, high mechanical strength, and good chemical resistance. The silicone component provides high elasticity, good thermal aging and excellent dielectric properties.
• TEGO Dispers 761 W
TEGO Dispers 761 W is designed specifically for waterborne printing inks and coatings for food packaging. This dispersant consists of raw materials compliant with the A list of Swiss Ordinance SR 817.023.21, Annex 6. TEGO Dispers 761 W significantly enhances properties like gloss and color strength in waterborne, binder-containing pigment dispersions.
San Jose, CA
Additives offered: Extenders, matting/flatting agents, reinforcing additives, performance additives.
• Mistron 201
Mistron 201, an engineered talc for epoxy marine and protective coatings, improving barrier and anti-corrosion properties. Mistron 201 replaces the existing extender to enable higher solids and maintain the original viscosity profile.
• EcoFlat 1880
EcoFlat 1880, a matting additive that also gives improved scrubbability and washability in low VOC, flat latex paint, with excellent dispersion, low resin demand, high MOH hardness and low crystalline silica content.
800 365 8324
• Proxel BZ Plus Preservative
This unique combination of Proxel preservatives and Omadine antimicrobials offers a dual mode of action for inhibiting microbial growth in latex emulsions, water-based paints, adhesives and pigment dispersions. Proxel BZ Plus Preservative prevents discoloration and provides the extra protection customers need against mold, mildew and bacteria. Features include: Color-stable formulations, dual-action protection, zero VOCs, CMIT / MIT and formaldehyde free, long-term preservation and broad-spectrum activity
• Zinc Omadine ZOE Antimicrobial
The patented Omadine ZOE antimicrobial is formulated to prevent discoloration due to interactions with various elements in paint formulations. Features include: Low VOCs. inhibited growth of fungi, algae and bacteria, color-stable, fine particle dispersion (in water) of zinc pyrithione, alkaline pH stability, suitability for masonry coatings, broad-spectrum activity, good compatibility in aqueous compositions
Additives offered: wax emulsions.
• Michem Emulsion 51715
Michem Emulsion 51715 is a water-based metal strapping lubricant. This fully formulated coating may be applied by E-coating or dipping. It acts as a durable and lubricious coating for industrial strapping applications.
• Michem Emulsion 73950
Michem Emulsion 73950 is a water repellant additive that can be used at levels of 3%-5% on polymer solids. Michem Emulsion 73950 provides protection from water in concrete sealers. The product can also be used for the curing and protection of concrete.
Micro Powders Inc.
Fax: 914- 472-7098
• Micropro 700
Micropro 700 is a unique combination of modified polypropylene and PTFE that has been micronized to a 2.0-3.0 NPIRI grind gauge reading. It’s formulated to impart gloss reduction and blocking resistance along with lubricity (slip) provided by PTFE. Micropro 700 will also impart improved mar and rub resistance. It prevents settling of silica flatting additives and improves burnish and metal marking resistance in low gloss paints and coatings.
• MicoKlear 709
MicroKlear 709 is a finely micronized combination of polyethylene, carnauba wax and PTFE ideally suited for use in coatings applications where excellent gloss retention, clarity and slip are desired such as in clear lacquers and OPVs. MicroKlear 709 will impart scratch and abrasion resistance with optimal slip properties to the most demanding coatings systems such as can and coil coatings.
• METOLAT 775 and METOLAT 780
METOLAT 775 and METOLAT 780 are high performance substrate wetting agents that are proving to be great cost effective alternatives to traditional acetylenic diol and alcohol alkoxylate wetting agents.
METOLAT 775 and METOLAT 780 are APEO free with excellent equilibrium and dynamic surface tension reduction for a wide range of coating and ink applications.
RAHN USA Corporation
Additives offered: RAHN is a premier worldwide supplier of additives, oligomers, monomers, photoinitiators and other customized specialty products for use in the ultraviolet and electron beam cure technologies.
• GENOMER 5271
GENOMER 5271 is a moderate viscosity amino acrylate oligomer with fast cure response, excellent flexibility, high gloss, low yellowing and TOLUENE-FREE. Suitable applications include industrial coatings, inks and varnishes and adhesives. GENOMER 5271 is typically used in amounts from 5%-25%. Smaller amounts (2%-5%) reduce oxygen inhibition with low yellowing.
• GENOMER 4230
GENOMER 4230 is an aliphatic urethane diacrylate oligomer. Cured films of GENOMER 4230 are soft, flexible and non-yellowing. It can be used as a modifier to improve the flexibility of finished formulations. Suitable applications include coatings for metal and plastic, inks, and laminating adhesives.
Shamrock Technologies, Inc.
Fax: (973) 242-8074
• FluoroSLIP 533
FluoroSLIP 533 PTFE/oxidized polyethylene powder is specifically designed for waterborne coatings to provide excellent scratch, mar and scuff resistance. As part of the new powder-in-powder technology of Shamrock, the new FluoroSLIP 533 offers immediate and easy dispersibility, leading to uniform, consistent and stable dispersion in coating formulations.
SST-4P high performance PTFE powder provides the ideal combination of economics and performance. SST-4P provides excellent slip, rub and abrasion resistance in can, coil, industrial and UV coatings. As part of Shamrock’s premier line of SST PTFE powders, SST-4P is insoluble in aggressive solvents, heat resistant and easy to disperse.
Toronto, ON, Canada
• Siltech C-890
Siltech C-890 is a high silicone content silicone acrylate functional pre-polymer that is designed to react under UV or other free radical cured process into the film and provide slip, abrasion resistance and release properties. The product does not generate foam.
• Siltech C-759
Siltech C-759 is used for solventborne UV curable topcoats. It helps to impact market resistance, anti-graffiti and anti-stain properties, while also improving release. It will also improve water and oil repellance.
Additives offered: amines additives for paint and coatings.
Paint manufacturers demand additives that enable low-odor, low-VOC paints – something that can’t be done with ammonia. By switching from ammonia to Advantex, formulators can reduce anti-freeze, surfactant and defoamer by up to 60%, resulting in savings of about $10 per 100 gallons – not including potential savings on pigment and/or dispersant. Additionally, Advantex offers a unique level of protection against flash rust, outperforming all other amine additives.
For formulators who require environmentally friendly, ZERO-VOC paints, Taminco offers Vantex-T. Vantex-T is a cost-effective, multi-functional neutralizing agent that provides outstanding adhesion, viscosity control/modification and corrosion inhibiting properties to numerous types of paints and coatings. Vantex-T enables environmentally friendly, zero-VOC paints with virtually no odor.
Florham Park, NJ
• Troysol ZLAC
Troysol ZLAC is a multifunctional substrate wetting and flow and leveling additive that is free of VOCs, APE, and silicone. ZLAC promotes strong surface tension reduction, enabling uniform coverage over low energy and contaminated substrates. ZLAC imparts surface smoothness, higher gloss, and excellent color acceptance, and is an excellent post-add for eliminating surface defects.
• Troysol 382
Ideal for materials applied at high speed, multifunctional Troysol 382 improves substrate wetting and flow & leveling by significantly reducing dynamic and static surface tension in aqueous coatings, inks, and adhesives. The use of 382 minimizes foam and eliminates surface defects.
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select additives suppliers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly.
Published October 24, 2013
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