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Coatex to Exhibit its Robust Line of Additives for the Coatings Market at ACS 2012

Published on 2012-04-24. Author : SpecialChem

CHESTER, S.C. -- A world-leading designer and producer of waterborne rheology additives, Coatex will showcase its innovative and robust range of dispersing agents and thickeners at Booth 500 of the American Coatings Show 2012, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana May 8 - 10th, 2012.

With over 40 years of expertise in rheological additives for aqueous formulations, Coatex is a leading technology / solution partner to the global coatings market. Recent innovations focus on key current issues that today's Paint Formulators are challenged with, such as reduction of emissions (VOC), sustainable formulating and TiO2 optimization.

"For the waterborne coating market, Coatex provides a full range of products & technical solutions to ensure customers the best performance in terms of color acceptance, storage stability, and water resistance," says Francois Court, Marketing Director - Coatex Group. "These dispersing agents & thickeners perform efficiently at low levels and bring added value to waterborne paints throughout the manufacturing process, during storage and application, and furthermore enhances the end performance of the coating."

Coatex offers a robust line of solutions to meet the Coating Market's unique needs:

  • COAPUR™: a line of associative polyurethane thickeners which cover the full spectrum of rheology profiles, from newtonian to pseudoplastic, delivering exceptional flow & leveling behaviour. The COAPUR™ XS series presents unmatched color acceptance performance. COAPUR™ thickeners are free of VOCs, APEO (alkyl phenol ethoxylate) surfactants, and heavy metals.

  • POLYPHOBE™ & RHEOTECH™: ranges of associative acrylic thickeners to match a variety of requirements faced by the Paint & Coating formulator. In-can appearance, syneresis control, and outstanding thickening effectiveness are key properties of these thickeners.

  • VISCOATEX™: range of acrylic thickeners, broadly used due to their robustness & versatility.

  • ECODIS™: a line of dispersing agents recommended when both outstanding shelf life and cost/performance ratio are required for medium to high PVC formulations.

  • COADIS™: a range of dispersing agents designed to meet specific requirements of coatings such as gloss, corrosion- or scrub-resistance. COADIS™ dispersing agents are recommended for a variety of pigments.

About Coatex

Coatex designs and produces rheology additives for aqueous formulations and waterborne processes. Innovation for Sustainable Development as a core strategy, Coatex is developing highly performing additives to serve a wide variety of applications, such as Waterborne Paints & Coatings, Paper coating, Minerals Processing, Construction and Water treatment. With production sites in France, Netherlands, USA and China, Coatex employs more than 300 people. Coatex is a subsidiary of the Arkema group, France's leading chemicals producer.

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, 14,000 employees and eight research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of €5.8 billion and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Source: Arkema

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