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Shamrock Technologies Showcased Surface Effect Additives at CHINACOAT

11.28.17

Shamrock Technologies highlighted a number of texturing additives at CHINACOAT.

Shamrock Technologies offers a variety of texturing additives to provide the perfect combination of texture, feel and look. Some benefits of using textures include the decorative appearance, anti-skid, matting, feel/hapticity, water repellency and abrasion resistance. Different texture additives offer different types of effect and benefits.

High Molecular Weight Polyolefins (HMWPE)
HMWPE is for air dry and baked coatings requiring nonskid or high COF, smooth or soft feel and mar/abrasion resistance. We recommend the use of High Molecular Weight PE adding texture to for Screen inks, Decorative, General Industrial and Coil Coatings. This product line is offered in 8 grades with average particle size ranging from 28 microns to 135 microns at a melting point of 144ºC 

Polypropylene (PP)
Polypropylene can be used for air/forced dried coatings requiring Nonskid or high COF, matting, controlled feel and abrasion resistance. Polypropylene is recommended for wood, architectural, plastic and general industrial coatings. The SPP product line is offered in 4 grades with average particle size ranging from 10 microns to 300 microns at a melting point of 144ºC.

PTFE Powders
PTFE is recommended for high temperature coatings requiring long term durability, slip, and abrasion resistance. This fluoropolymer is recommended for automotive, train, architectural and coil coatings. Shamrock Technologies offers a macro surface additive, FluoroTEX ranging from an average particle size of 50 to 130 microns, as well as a sub-micron PTFE powder, PowderTEX which allows for very efficient matting and micro-rough feel. 

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
PMMA is recommended for air dry and baked coatings requiring smooth/soft feel, slip, matting and scratch/abrasion resistance. The TexMATTE series is offered in 4 grades with average particle size ranging from 5 microns to 36 microns at a melting point of 260ºC.