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Arkema at ChinaCoat 2012: Showcases its Architectural, Industrial & Cool Roof Coatings

Published on 2012-11-30. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema Coating Resins is showcased one of the industry's broadest technology and business offerings at ChinaCoat 2012, November 28-30. The Arkema booth is located in Hall 10.2, Booth E25-32. On display were products spanning almost every aspect of coating formulation, including solutions for architectural and industrial coatings, as well as a full range of additives.

"Our goal at ChinaCoat is to introduce our customers, as well as other leaders across the industry, to our broad range of innovations and solutions," said Wilson Foo, Asia Pacific President for Arkema Coating Resins. "Since the last exhibition, we have significantly expanded our business offering and built a portfolio that rivals any in the industry."

For example, Arkema Coating Resins recently announced production and shipment of its first commercial emulsion polymer from Changshu, China. This is the result of the collaboration between Arkema Coating Resins and Arkema subsidiary Coatex to expand the Coatex Changshu Additives plant, located on Arkema's manufacturing complex in Changshu, today Arkema's largest chemical platform worldwide.

"We are very pleased that the plant has come online as planned," said Foo. "This is an important step in providing customers local manufacturing and technical support."

The first Arkema Coating Resins product to ship from the plant is a waterborne emulsion for use in pressure sensitive adhesive applications. Ultimately Arkema Coating Resins will manufacture a full line of products for the Asia Pacific region, including products for use in architectural coatings, industrial coatings, adhesives, building products and other applications.

"Our plan is to continue limited production throughout the remainder of 2012, and be at full production of a comprehensive product line by the end of 2013," Foo noted.

Throughout the show, Arkema chemists, salespeople and other representatives are meeting with industry leaders and customers to discuss a variety of topics, including architectural coatings, industrial finishes, sustainability and cool roof solutions. In each instance, Arkema will be introducing new and recently launched initiatives based around specific customer needs.

Architectural Coatings

For decades, Arkema Coating Resins has provided one of the industry's widest arrays of acrylic-based polymers for use in architectural coatings. At ChinaCoat 2012, the company showcased recent advances, including new SNAP® structured nano-acrylic polymers for higher performance trim and wall paints.

These new products offer several benefits, including:

  • Controlled morphology results in good film formation properties
  • Formulating flexibility results in good application properties
  • Cured films demonstrate excellent block resistance, plus good hardness and flexibility
  • Additionally, the company will be introducing two new SNAP® Binders:
    • SNAP® 2785 - ammonia free binder for interior and exterior trim applications
    • SNAP® 2142 - ammonia free binder for satin to gloss finish wall paints

Industrial Coatings

Following business acquisitions in the past 24 months, Arkema Coating Resins has grown into a major worldwide supplier of chemistries for industrial coatings as well. At ChinaCoat, the company showcased several new products for a variety of applications.

"Industrial coatings represent one of our fastest growing market segments and a major focus at Arkema," Foo said. "We are very interested in gauging customer and industry response for the new products we will be displaying at ChinaCoat this year."

Products on display will include:

  • Acrylic Products for wood and metal coatings, including:
    • Encor® 2173 for primer/sealers and topcoats, a 100% acrylic dispersion that offers excellent sanding properties
    • Encor® 2171 for primers and topcoats, a 100% hydroxy functional acrylic dispersion with dual-cure capability for one or two-component systems
    • Encor® 2763 for interior wood coatings, a 100% acrylic dispersion that can be formulated for one or two-component, as well as UV cure systems
    • Encor® 2433 SECHA for corrosion resistant direct-to-metal coatings. This new self-crosslinking hydrophobic acrylic binder enables formulation of coatings with excellent corrosion resistance without the need for reactive pigments. Encor® 2433 received a Ringier Technology Innovation Award for 2012
  • Solventborne Systems for Automotive Refinishing Applications, including:
    • Synocure® 9279 S 65, an acrylic polyol with fast, tack-free drying, excellent chemical resistance and the ability withstand 2000 hours QUV-B
    • Synocure® 238 BA 65, a high gloss capable acrylic polyol with very fast dry times
  • Solventborne Systems for Protective and Marine Applications, including:
    • Synocure® 854 BA 80, a low VOC capable acrylic polyol with excellent roll coating properties
    • Synocure® 878 N 60, a hydroxyl functional acrylic polyol with excellent adhesion and chemical resistance
  • Solventborne Systems for Metal and Industrial Wood Coatings, including:
    • Synolac® 9645S55 for primers and direct-to-metal applications, for primer/sealers and topcoats, a linear-type saturated polyester that provides excellent corrosion resistance as well as good corrosion resistance and flexibility
    • Synolac® 9605S65, a branched-type saturated polyester with excellent adhesion, fast cure and gloss retention
    • Synolac® N36BA80, for premium clear and pigmented 2K systems, a high-solids non-aromatic non-yellowing alkyd with fast drying times and long pot life that complies with RoHS Directives

Cool Roof Coatings

Another fast growing market segment consists of products designed specifically for cool roof coatings. In 2012, Arkema has introduced a new family of products specifically for these applications.

They include:

  • Kynar Aquatec® FMA-12 PVFD based topcoat and Encor® Flex 188 modified acrylic basecoat to provide a high level of performance and durability. It is designed primarily for the most demanding cool roof coating applications.
  • Encor® Flex 188 modified acrylic polymer for use as a base and topcoat system delivering excellent performance. Meets ASTM D6083, "Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing."
  • Encor® Flex 3186 styrene acrylic system provides a good mix of performance and value for less demanding applications. Improved Hiding and TiO2 Reduction

Arkema Coating Resins, in conjunction with Arkema subsidiary Coatex, is featuring technology to help formulators improve hiding properties in architectural formulations and manage raw material costs by reducing TiO2 levels. New Celocor® opaque polymer offers significant improvements in hiding and also functions as a partial replacement for TiO2 in architectural formulations. The Coatex co-dispersant technology featuring Coadis™ 123K and Coadis™ BR85 provide high performance dispersing functionality that allows for a further reduction in TiO2 levels.

Crayvallac® Additives for Solventborne Formulations

Crayvallac® Rheology and Surface Modifiers from Arkema Coating Resins offer formulators more options for fine-tuning coatings performance. At ChinaCoat 2012 the company will feature Crayvallac® FLOW-450 flow and leveling additive that helps reduce craters and fisheyes, orange peel and pinholes, and provides de-foaming properties. Additionally the exhibit features Crayvallac® LV Powder Polyamide, a high efficiency rheology control product with high build properties.

Sustainability

"Sustainability has been a common topic at tradeshows for the past decade," Foo said. "We believe that Arkema offers unique solutions and expertise that other suppliers simply cannot. Our research and development efforts cross into every aspect of our coatings business, but the objective remains the same - give formulators the tools they need to their sustainability goals."

To further that objective, Arkema is focusing efforts in three areas - developing binders and other materials for low or zero VOC formulations, reducing the use of hazardous substances in all aspects of the business and working with the industry to create and support more sustainable manufacturing models.

Arkema showcased a range of products focused on meeting these goals, including:

  • SNAP® Nano-acrylic Polymers
  • Snyaqua® Alkyd Emulsions
  • Coadis™ and Coapur™ Specialty Additives
  • Sartomer Low VOC UV-curable (meth)acrylates
  • Envia® Certified Emulsions and Additives for Sustainable Formulating

"These are just a few of the technologies and business innovations we are showcasing at ChinaCoat 2012," Foo said. "First and foremost, however, we are there to listen. We want to hear from our customers and other industry leaders about how we can better meet the needs of formulators worldwide."

About Arkema

A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, they produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema should generate annual revenue of approximately €6.5 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Source: Arkema


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