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Cytec Launches ADDITOL®VXW 6503 N Wetting & Leveling Agent for UV/EB Coatings

Published on 2012-11-22. Author : SpecialChem

BRUSSELS -- New ADDITOL®VXW 6503 N universal wetting and leveling agent from Cytec Industries Inc. is a polyether modified siloxane that improves substrate wetting in a wide variety of aqueous, solventborne, and solvent-free formulations, including UV/EB curable formulations.

The specific siloxane tenside structure used in ADDITOL®VXW6503 N leads to superior dynamic surface tension reduction and improved static surface tension reduction. As a result, ADDITOL®VXW6503 N provides optimal substrate wetting and anti-cratering performance without contributing to foam stabilization or impacting intercoat adhesion.

In addition, this performance can be achieved at addition levels as low as 0.1 - 1.0% on total formulation, and ADDITOL®VXW6503 N can be incorporated at any stage of the production process.

"It can be a real challenge to achieve the appropriate balance between wetting and leveling performance and retention of intercoat adhesion," notes Philippe De Micheli, Global Business Development Manager Additives. "ADDITOL®VXW6503 N directly addresses this critical issue, and, as a universal additive that is effective in many different types of paints and coatings, can help formulators simply their operations and reduce costs."

ADDITOL® VXW6503 N has been demonstrated to be effective in waterborne industrial and architectural paints, as well as in furniture and industrial wood coatings and automotive basecoat formulations.

About Cytec

Cytec's vision is to deliver technology beyond their customers' imagination. Their focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables them to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way their customers do business. Their pioneering products perform specific and important functions for their customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. Their products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace composites, structural adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, electronics, inks, mining and plastics.

Source: Cytec

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