Degussa’s Tego Coating and Ink Additives has introduced LA-B 1096, a one-pack silicone modified water-based polyurethane dispersion. Water-based coatings formulated with LA-B 1096 offer soft feel, high flexibility, resistance to abrasion and are fast drying. This dispersion can be used alone or in combination with a broad range of acrylic and polyurethane dispersions and can improve the abrasion and water resistance of water-based coatings.
Suggested applications for LA-B 1096 include automotive coatings on plastic and synthetic rubber and clear wood furniture and parquet floor coatings. By adding specific extender pigments the soft feel of the film can be enhanced for application on leather and plastics.
LA-B 1096 is non-flammable and low odor, supplied 34% active as a waterborne dispersion and is NMP-free. In addition to its high flexibility and soft feel, dry films offer hydrophobicity, are recoatable and are easy to clean. More info: Tego Coating and Ink Additives, (800) 446-1809; Web: www.additiweb.com.