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Air Products at ECS 2015: Unveils Wide Range of Surfactants and Defoamers for Coatings

Published on 2015-04-22. Author : SpecialChem

The Netherlands -- Air Products Additives team introduces its new developments at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, from April 21-23. Featured products showcased at stand #4-339 l includes the company’s innovative Dynol™ 960 and Dynol™ 980 superwetting surfactants, and Airase® 4500 defoamer for indirect food contact compliance. Also, the company highlights its latest innovations for flooring and protective coatings

Air Products’ Dynol 960 and 980 surfactants have been specifically designed to meet the growing need for high-performance waterborne coatings, inks, and adhesives for low energy surfaces. These new, low-foaming optimized siloxane superwetting surfactants can provide premium equilibrium and dynamic surface tension reduction as well as improved flow and levelling for difficult to wet surfaces like wood, plastics, and dirty or nonferrous metal.

Roger Reinartz, technical manager Specialty Additives Europe at Air Products, presents a paper that discusses the importance of wetting, flow, and levelling, and focuses on the superior performance of superwetting surfactants breaking the vicious circle.
Air Products highlights at ECS its Airase 4500 defoamer for indirect food contact compliance. As a proprietary organic oil defoamer, Airase 4500 defoamer does not contain added mineral oils, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), or alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEs), making it suitable for a broad range of applications and useful for European food contact regulation compliance. In addition, Airase 4500 defoamer is designed to eliminate foam, pinholes, and entrapped air in water-based inks, adhesives, and coatings, without generating surface defects.

ECS attendees are invited to stop by Air Products stand #4-339 in Hall 4 to learn how the company’s experienced technical team can identify valuable formulation development solutions to help them optimize formulation performance, minimize reformulation time and effort, keep formulation costs under control, and find products less impactful to the environment.

Air Products’ Additives range of solutions includes multifunctional surfactants, defoamers, and pigment dispersing additives for waterborne coatings, inks, adhesives, and construction chemicals.

Also, Air Products’ Epoxy Additives team highlights its latest innovations for flooring and protective coatings ECS.

Air Products showcases epoxy additives that can provide formulators with solutions for robust coatings with high aesthetics, low emissions, and fast cure for minimal downtime. Featured products include Amicure® IC-221 and IC-321 curing agents for ultrafast, beautiful, low emissions flooring, as well as the company’s latest innovations in its Total Reactive Technology™ curing agents.

Air Products develops epoxy additives that respond to existing and future trends and drivers in the market, including sustainability, low emissions, fast return to service, robustness under varying conditions, improved productivity, and service life extension.

About Air Products

Air Products is one of the leading industrial gas companies. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products’ materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies.

Source: Air Products


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