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Cognis at Chinacoat 2010: Green and High-performance Solutions for the Paints and Coatings Industry

Published on 2010-09-06. Author : SpecialChem

MONHEIM -- At this year's Chinacoat, to be held between September 27 and 29 in Guangzhou, global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis will present its market-ready solutions for the paints and coatings industry. The company's booth will feature a highly efficient natural oil-based coalescent, a multifunctional dispersing and wetting agent, highly efficient rheology modifiers, defoamers with outstanding performance, and a new generation of renewable non-ionic surfactants.

In Asia, consumers are increasingly demanding products that combine high performance with environmental compatibility. With its Greenovating concept, Cognis Functional Products focuses on developing genuine green chemical solutions with quantifiable benefits. As a result, it enables manufacturers to make verifiable claims that help them to achieve success in the paints and coatings market.

State-of-the-art coating additives

Among the products that Cognis will present at Chinacoat is a highly efficient, VOC-free, natural oil-based coalescent that offers excellent efficiency in reducing the minimum film forming temperature.

Cognis will also show a low foaming, APEO-free wetting and dispersing agent suitable for organic and inorganic pigment concentrates, tint bases and factory finished paints.

Another group of products presented will be a range of highly efficient rheology modifiers based on state-of-the-art associative thickening technology for water-based paints and coatings. These products offer a wide variety of rheological profiles, and contain no VOCs, APEO's, heavy metals or solvents. Products include:

  • A low shear rheology modifier, which is up to five times more efficient than its benchmark.
  • A Newtonian, high shear (ICI) viscosity builder which exceeds HEUR technology in performance and efficiency.

Cognis will also exhibit innovative defoamers that are specifically designed for paints in full PVC range and for tinting systems. On show will be:

  • A VOC-free, silicone-polymer emulsion defoamer for full paint PVC range that offers an optimum balance between compatibility and defoaming efficiency.
  • Enhanced mineral oil hyper-branched polymer based defoamers that provide very fast bubble-break times for mid-high PVC paints- particularly suitable for fast drying paints.
  • A defoamer range based on hyper-branched polymers with high-end organo-silicone polymers that deliver fast defoaming action and very high efficiency in resin rich and surfactant rich, mid-low PVC paints and tinting pastes.
  • A trouble-shooting defoamer that combines very good film appearance with up to 50 percent higher efficiency than benchmark silicone defoamers.

Also on show at Chinacoat will be a new series of next-generation, gel-free, low-foaming, low-pour-point, non-ionic surfactants for emulsion polymerization.

Shailesh Shah, Director Global Marketing Coatings, comments: "Chinacoat is one of the most important trade shows for us. Thanks to our expertise in additives for water-based architectural and industrial paints and coatings, we can offer innovative solutions that comply with the latest regulations and serve the sustainability trend in Asia. This enables manufacturers to meet consumer demand for high-performing green products, thereby giving them a competitive edge in the market."

Cognis expert to pass on Green Chemistry and Engineering expertise

During the Chinacoat trade show Cognis will share its expertise in a seminar:

  • "Applying Principles of Green Chemistry & Engineering to Design Additives" (September 27, 2.30-3.20 p.m., Seminar Number 504): Dr. Mao Jian-hua, Regional Technical Director of Cognis Asia-Pacific Functional Products, will speak about green principles and how they are implemented in the development of green coating additives. The seminar will be held in meeting room no. 5, Level C, Multi-Functional Building, Phase 2, Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center (Pazhou Complex).

The latest products from Cognis Functional Products will be on display at booth 10, B 07-12.

About Cognis:

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,500 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and provides value adding solutions and products based on renewable raw materials. The company serves the food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is currently owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2009, Cognis recorded sales of about 2.6 billion euros and an adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 364 million euros.

Source: Cognis

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