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Clariant at the ECS 2007: New Developments and Trends at the Industry's Leading Trade Fair

Published on 2007-04-27. Author : SpecialChem

Muttenz, Switzerland -- The European Coatings Show 2007 plus Adhesives, Sealants, Construction Chemicals will take place from May 8 to 10, 2007 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in Germany. Clariant, one of the world leading raw material producers for coatings, paints, and adhesives, will showcase new developments and current trends for the coatings industry.

Congress and exhibitor presentations will be held concurrently with the trade fair. Specialists from the Functional Chemicals Division and the Pigments & Additives Division will make several presentations. Clariant's experts will also be available to answer your questions and provide you with more information during ECS in Hall 4, Stand 4-422.


Brand names - Rebranding of all products containing the syllable "SAND"

As a consequence of Clariant's spin-off from Sandoz in 1995, the Pigments & Additives Division of Clariant was required to change the brand names of its products starting with the syllable "SAND". Effective January 1, 2007, products of the Sanduvor® range were changed to Hostavin®, and Sandostab® to Hostanox®. The subsequent letter or number combination defining the products remains unchanged.

DPP Pigments - Highest quality in red

Hostaperm® Red D2G 70 and Hostaperm® Red D3G 70, the two high-performance red pigments based on diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) chemistry, were both successfully established in the market and are now widely accepted by customers from the industrial coatings and automotive sector. The high-value red pigments stand out by their excellent property profile. They are also available as preparations (Colanyl® Red D3GD 500).

Pigment preparations, the practical alternative for many applications

Pigment preparations are an easy way of giving a coating its desired color. While powder pigments require a lengthy dispersion and stabilization process, pigment preparations are simply mixed with a white or colorless basecoat. The benefits are clear, especially when taking into consideration that not all users have the necessary equipment and know-how to handle the pigment dispersion on their own, or when only small amounts are needed.

An important factor for the use of pigment preparations is their good compatibility with the application medium. Other important parameters are extra narrow specifications and good storage stability. Clariant's pigment preparations are being offered for many different applications.

Colanyl® 500: This large range of especially environmentally friendly pigment preparations (APEO- and VOC-free according to RAL ZU 102) is suitable for coloring emulsion paints for façades and interiors that comply with the requirements of the German "Blue Angel" eco label and the EU Decopaint Directive 2010. The special formulation of Clariant pigment preparations and their narrow specification make them also suitable for automatic dosing and mixing equipment. Recent studies have shown that Colanyl® 500 pigment preparations are compatible with numerous water-based coating systems. For additional questions, members of the Technical Marketing Architectural Coatings of the Pigments & Additives Division will be available during the ECS in Hall 4, Stand 4-422.

Under the trade name Hostatint® A 100 Clariant offers a series of solvent-based pigment preparations that were specially developed for industrial coatings. The pigment selection is based on Clariant's large range of pigments for the industrial coatings market. The carrier material is a special alkyd resin that offers almost universal compatibility with all types of solvent-based coatings. The solvents and additives were carefully selected in order to avoid the required labeling or special storage regulations for flammable materials. The Hostatint® A 100 range replaces the proven Sandosperse® A brands while maintaining the optimal pigmentation level and good rheological properties. It is also a suitable substitute for many Sandalkyd® preparations.

Water-based wood stains and coatings with low VOC content are important reformulation alternatives to conventional solvent-based coating systems. With the Hostafine® pigment preparations, Clariant developed ideal colorants for water-based wood stains and coatings. With their ultra fine dispersion, Hostafine® pigment preparations combine the high transparency, color strength and brilliance of colorants with the superior lightfastness and migration resistance of pigments in a unique way.

Minimized costs, optimized productivity - Coating production with ED pigments

Pigment dispersion is a highly specialized, time- and cost-intensive process for which costly technical equipment is needed. To simplify this process, Clariant has developed special pigments that can be worked into solvent-based coating systems in a much easier way than comparable conventional pigments. The ED-pigments ("easily dispersible") can be mixed in with a dissolver. The ease of dispersibility is based on a special manufacturing process in which the pigments are treated with a highly effective and widely compatible additive.

The production of coatings with ED pigments offers major advantages over the conventional production method, which includes a milling step. The simplified process reduces the production costs and increases productivity. ED pigments can also be dispersed with the aid of bead milling equipment. The dispersion time is significantly shorter than for conventional pigments, and it is not necessary to add dispersion additives. ED pigments can be used in many conventional solvent-based coating systems, such as melamine-crosslinked enamel, air-drying coatings, and 2K-reactiv systems.

Improving the adhesion on powder coatings with a new Licocene®

Licocene® PP 1502 fine grain is a new member of Clariant's Licocene® family. With its special physical and chemical properties, this additive for powder coatings considerably improves the adhesion of silicon-based products on powder coatings. In addition, it is slipresistant and thus improves the handling of powder-coated products. Like all other Licocene® products, Licocene® PP 1502 fine grain is manufactured by metallocene catalysis and features a property profile that is perfectly tailored to each individual application.

Exolit® AP, the original for the best possible fire protection

Under the motto "the one and only original Phase II APP", the Pigments & Additives Division presents the innovative flame retardant system Exolit® AP. It is based on ammonium polyphosphate (AP), which is non-halogenated and easy to process. Exolit® AP has very low water solubility and meets all current requirements for environmentally friendly and highly effective fire protection. One special feature of the Exolit® AP types is their low smoke density, and no build-up of additional corrosive gases in case of a fire. But Exolit® AP not only significantly reduces emissions in case of a fire; it also does not migrate but remains permanently in the system.

With the AP 417, 422, 423, 462, 463, as well as the 74x and 75x series, many different modifications, mixtures of synergists, and special formulations are available, so the Exolit® AP system covers a wide range of applications. A preferred area of application is the use in various intumescent coatings. Clariant recommends the AP range especially for fire protection of steel structures, wood, cable lines, sealants and adhesives. But Exolit® AP also effectively protects paper, textiles, leather, and coatings of any thickness. Other areas of application are thermoplastics and thermosets, such as cast resins systems, laminates, and gel coats, as well as PUR foams.

Yellow, pink, carmine or ruby red - New pigment developments for printing inks

Novoperm® Yellow HN4G (C.I. Pigment Yellow 150) from Clariant is a green-shade Azo nickel complex pigment. It features very good lightfastness and overall fastness properties as well as excellent heat resistance. Pigment Yellow 150 is the established standard Colour Index for a green shade yellow to be used in water-based decorative gravure printing inks.

Permanent Yellow P-GRL 07 (C.I. Pigment Yellow 13) is a highly transparent and high-gloss diarylide yellow pigment of the P series, which stands out by its very low specific conductivity (< 0,2 mS/cm). Clariant especially recommends it for NC-alcohol- und NC-ester systems. The improved rheological properties meet the trend towards ink concentrates with high pigment loading.

Novoperm® Yellow P-HRE (C.I. Pigment Yellow 83) is a new, highly transparent reddish yellow pigment with low specific conductivity (< 0,2mS/cm). It was especially developed by the Pigments & Additives Division for monosolvent NC-ester formulations. In these inks, it shows excellent strength, gloss and transparency. The low viscosity of P-HRE in NC-ester systems allows the preparation of mill bases with high pigment loading.

Permanent Yellow DHG N26 (C.I. Pigment Yellow 12) is a red-shaded diarylide yellow pigment for publication gravure ink manufacturing. It exhibits high color strength and outstanding gloss, as well as low strike-through and excellent storage stability.

Permanent Carmine P-FBB 04 (C.I. Pigment Red 146) from the Pigments & Additives Division is a blue shaded Naphthol AS pigment with good fastness properties. Although it was developed for solvent-based liquid printing inks, it can also be used for water-based packaging inks as well as paste inks.

Permanent Pink F3B 01 (C.I. Pigment Red 147) is a Naphthol AS-based red pigment with an intensive blue shade. It features excellent color strength, gloss, and transparency and also good fastness properties. Clariant offers Permanent Pink F3B 01 for paste inks as well as solventbased and water-based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks.

Permanent Rubine F6B 01 (C.I. Pigment Red 184) from the Pigments & Additives Division is a blue-shade, semi-transparent Naphthol AS pigment with good fastness properties. It is an alternative for Pigment Red 57:1 pigments, if their fastness properties are not sufficient. It is recommended for paste inks as well as for solvent- and water based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks.

Permanent Rubine LPM (C.I. Pigment Red 57:1) from Clariant is a transparent, blue-shade calcium-laked BONS red pigment that is especially recommended for lithographic printing inks. Permanent Rubine LPM meets the requirements for process magenta according to ISO 2846-1 and -2.

New horizons - Innovative Licocene® revolutionize hot-melt adhesives

In the formulation of hot-melt adhesives, the innovative Licocene® from Clariant open new horizons. All products feature a high level of cohesion and adhesion, good compatibility and outstanding thermal stability. The properties of these high-performance polymers are also tailored to each individual application. For example, amorphous Licocene such as TP Licocene® PP 1302, 1502, 1602 and 2602 have extraordinary adhesive strength. They can be used even for difficult substrates, such as polypropylene or polyethylene therephthalate, with relatively little effort.

High-melting crystalline types such as Licocene® PP 4202, 6102 or Licocene® PE 4201 as well as Licocene® PPA 330, a completely amorphous and thus liquid polypropylene, round off Clariant's portfolio in this field. The properties of the products, including cohesion, open time and viscosity, can be precisely modified. The products are suitable for conventional adhesive systems and new variants alike.

Additional modifications of the polymeric basic structure with maleic anhydride or trimethoxy vinylsilane offer countless new possibilities to tailor the property profile of the products. For example, using Licocene® PP MA 7452 can significantly improve the adhesion to polar substrates and heat resistance. Licocene® PE SI 3361, a moisture-curing polymer, makes it easy to produce environmentally friendly reactive adhesives with excellent adhesive properties on glass, wood and other polar surfaces.


Hydrophobic and oleophobic - Long-lasting protection for ceramics and glass

Fluowet® ETC 140 is an innovative, sprayable and easy-to-clean coating system based on nanotechnology that was specially developed by the Functional Chemicals Division for the longlasting protection of ceramics and glass. Fluowet® ETC can be easily applied to the surface.

Through condensation and chemical reaction of the nanocomposites with the surface (the sol-gel process), both a hydrophobic and an oleophobic protective layer are formed. Ceramic and glass surfaces treated with Fluowet® ETC offer new surface functionality and a new look: the surface repels water and dirt, such as lime, fat, or oil, whose removal is more convenient. The overall cleaning frequency and effort are minimized to save costs, and the use of ecological cleaners is made easier. Fluowet® ETC is particularly suitable for sanitary appliances and windshields.

Wide Range of Possibilities - Emulsifiers for Emulsion Polymerization

The Functional Chemicals Division offers a broad range of anionic and non-ionic emulsifiers for the production of a large variety of polymer dispersions, which are used in applications such as binding agents for paints or paper coatings. The product portfolio includes established brands like Emulsogen® and Genapol® and ranges from alkylphenol-free (AP-free) systems to innovative copolymerizable emulsifiers. The system is modular so production solutions can be put together as needed and individually tailored to each case. In case of special requirements, the application specialists from Clariant's Functional Chemicals Division are available to develop new special grades that meet the particular needs of the customer.

Improved Performance - Wetting and dispersing agents for Coatings

For coatings, paints, and pigment preparations, Clariant offers numerous wetting and dispersing agents that help producing optimal results with all pigments, both organic and inorganic, in all types of formulations. The modular range of dispersion agents includes the following new products:

Dispersogen® PTS from Clariant is a non-ionic polyether and an excellent dispersion agent for organic pigments and carbon black. It can be used alone, or in combination with anionic dispersion agents. The additive generates high color strength of water-based pigments pastes that are compatible with solvent-based coatings.

Dispersogen® UDN is a mixture of surface-active agents, suitable for organic and inorganic pigments alike. Dispersogen® UDN prevents sedimentation and flocculation. This additive from the Functional Chemicals Division also helps to control the viscosity of formulations.

Dispersogen® LFS from Clariant is a stand-alone product that contains anionic and non-ionic components. It was developed specially for organic pigments and carbon black.

Dispersogen® PSM is a primer for inorganic pigment surfaces. This additive from Clariant neutralizes the interaction of inorganic pigments and significantly reduces the viscosity of waterbased pigment concentrations, which allows the tailoring of the desired flow properties of the pigment preparation.

Dispersogen® 4387 is a particularly versatile dispersion agent from Clariant that is suitable for organic and inorganic pigments. The combination of non-ionic Dispersogen® PTS and Dispersogen® 4387 makes it possible to produce free-flowing preparations with very high pigment content. In addition, this mixture generates pseudo-plastic flow behavior and prevents dilatant flow. The triple combination of Dispersogen® UDN, Dispersogen® 4387 and Dispersogen® PSM is especially suitable for inorganic pigments when free-flowing and stable preparations with high pigment preparations are required.

Genapol® ED 3060 is a wetting agent and color enhancer. The product, developed by the Functional Chemicals Division, improves the compatibility of organic pigments with the binding agents in dispersion paints. Genapol® ED 3060 prevents the flocculation of organic pigments during drying as well as rub-out, and generates optimal color strength.

The Functional Chemicals Division of Clariant also offers a wide range of low-foaming wetting and dispersion additives for water-based pigment preparations and water-based and solventbased paints and coatings.

Standardized to custom-tailored - Polyethylene glycols

Clariant's Functional Chemicals Division has a large portfolio of polyethylene glycols (PEG). They are offered in molecular weights from 200 to 35,000. In addition to standard PEGs, the linear homopolymers of ethylene oxide, numerous modified variants are available, such as allyl, vinyl, methyl, or methyl acryl polyethylene glycols. Upon request, other special grades are also available. All products are odor-free, do not contain VOC, and feature high boiling points. Polyethylene glycols are used as VOC-free solvents or additives in applications, such as the production of printing inks for inkjet printers. Others are suitable for the production of associative thickeners based on polyurethane. Modified systems are the preferred choice for chemical reactions such as the hydrophilic modification of silicone.

Cost-efficient and biologically compatible - New biocide generation for coatings

Clariant Biocide is a world-leading manufacturer of numerous biocide products. With the development of new, cost-efficient in-can preservatives that are free of chloro-methylisothiazolone (CMT), formaldehyde, or VOC (storage preservation), Clariant has adapted its portfolio to the new legal requirements and the price increases of different key ingredients. The new developments are Nipacide® BSM, Nipacide® DB, Nipacide® DBS, and Nipacide® BIT10W. With Nipacide® PZT, Nipacide® PZI, Nipacide® SDF, and Nipacide® DFZ, Clariant also offers new carbendazim-free and diuron-free film preservatives for façade protection.

Innovative protection - JMAC silver technology

Based on the controlled release of silver ions, JMAC offers comprehensive in-can preservation and antimicrobial protection at the same time. The technology is especially suited for antimicrobial coating technologies, and, in combination with proven biocides, also for innovative in-can preservation.

Clariant - Exactly your chemistry.

Clariant is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers. Clariant is committed to sustainable growth springing from its own innovative strength. Clariant's innovative products play a key role in its customers' manufacturing and treatment processes or else add value to their end products. The company's success is based on the know-how of its people and their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage and to work together with customers to develop innovative, efficient solutions.

Clariant, which is represented on five continents with over 100 group companies, employs around 21,500 people. Headquartered in Muttenz near Basel, it generated sales of CHF 8.1 billion in 2006. Clariant's businesses are organized in four divisions: Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals, Pigments & Additives, Masterbatches and Functional Chemicals.

Source: Clariant

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