During the event, Silmar Barrios, Oxiteno's marketing and R&D manager for coatings, will give the talk, “Effect Of Low VOC Coalescents On Film Formation, Dirt Pick-Up Resistance And Surfactant Leaching Of Waterborne Paints,” which highlights the properties of the new Oxiteno’s Low-VOC Coalescent, at 9:40 a.m. on Oct. 21.
In water-based paints, one way to reduce VOC is to use coalescents with higher boiling points which can lead to a reduction in paint performance (e.g. poor dirt pick-up resistance). Oxiteno's technology, on the other hand, enables the development of low-VOC outdoor paints with higher dirt pick-up resistance, improved latex film formation and reduced surfactant leaching from paints.
“This project is the result of over five years of extensive research with full engagement of marketing, R&D and process team,” said Silmar.