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Coatex to Feature its Dispersant Solutions for TiO2 Optimization in Formulations at ACS, 2012

Published on 2012-04-25. Author : SpecialChem

CHESTER, S.C. -- A world-leading designer and producer of waterborne rheology additives, Coatex will feature its dispersant solutions for TiO2 Optimization 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.

"A key challenge faced by many paint formulators today is reducing TiO2 as a % of total formula," states Olivier Guerret, Director of Strategy - Coatex Group. "Coatex offers a variety of solutions to assist the Coatings Market with this key concern. Leveraging our history and expertise in the dispersion of minerals, we have seen many successes while achieving the same or in many scenarios improving paint properties. Formulators need options - We are here with the solutions to help them achieve their goals and bring added value to waterborne paints before, during and after application."

Coatex offers the right dispersant for every situation:

  • 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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