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Coatex at ABRAFATI 2013: to Showcase its Range of Dispersing Agents & Thickeners for Coatings

Published on 2013-08-27. Author : SpecialChem

GENAY, France -- A world-leading designer and producer of waterborne rheology additives, Coatex will showcase its innovative and robust range of dispersing agents and thickeners in space 3-F-2 at ABRAFATI Transamérica Expo Center (September 16-18 2013, Brazil).

Since the last ABRAFATI, Coatex has shown its commitment to the Latin America market with the acquisition of a production site in Araçariguama on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil.

"With a dedicated team, from technical assistance to production and delivery in Brazil, Coatex provides tailored support and local products to Latin American customers," says Alain Mari, CEO - Coatex. "Our local experts will attend ABRAFATI 2013, to interact with you and find solutions adapted to your needs".

Coatex additives are designed with the latest eco-friendly technologies: solvent free, APEO* free, heavy metal free, and low VOC*.

Coatex is part of the Arkema group and its laboratories benefit from the cross-technology expertise in Paints &Coatings formulation of the group.

Coatex proposes a broad selection of thickeners within each key technologies Urethane-based (HEUR*) and acrylic-based (HASE* & ASE*)

Coapur™: a range of associative polyurethane thickeners which covers a broad spectrum of rheology profiles, from newtonian to pseudo plastic, delivering exceptional flow and leveling behavior. Coapur™ 975 W, new KU builder with exceptional color acceptance will be presented during the show.

Rheotech™: a range of associative acrylic thickeners to achieve in can appearance, syneresis control, outstanding thickening effectiveness with excellent environment profiles. Such properties have made Rheotech™ ideal alternative to cellulosic thickeners.

Viscoatex™: a range of acrylic thickeners, broadly used thanks to their robustness and versatility, especially in adhesives.

Coatex's offer comprises two distinct ranges of dispersing agents:

Ecodis™ range is recommended when both outstanding shelf life and cost/performance ratio are required for medium to high PVC* formulations.

Coadis™, a range agent designed to meet specific requirements of coatings such as gloss, corrosion or scrub resistance. Coadis™ dispersing agents are recommended for TiO2 optimization (Bumper technology™).

APEO: AlkylPhenol Ethoxylate
VOC: Volatil Organic Component
PVC: Pigment Volume Concentration
ASE: Alkali Swellable Emulsion
HASE: Hydrophobically modified Alkali Swellable Emulsion
HEUR: Hydrophobically Ethoxylated Urethane

About Coatex

Coatex designs and produces rheology additives for aqueous formulations and water-borne processes. With Innovation for Sustainable Development as a core strategy, Coatex is developing high performance additives to serve a wide variety of applications, such as Water-borne Paints & Coatings, Paper Coatings, Minerals Processing, Construction, and Water Treatment. With production sites in France, the Netherlands, USA, China, and a newly acquired site in Brazil, Coatex employs more than 400 people.

Coatex is a subsidiary of the ARKEMA group, France's leading chemicals producer.

Source: Coatex

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