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Cytec Launches New Line of Waterborne UV Resins

Published on 2006-07-14. Author : SpecialChem

ATLANTA, GA -- Cytec Industries Inc. announced a new series of innovative, eco-friendly products under the UCECOAT® family of waterborne UV urethane acrylate resins.

The UCECOAT® waterborne UV resins offer the advantages of higher performance, faster curing, environmental compliance, and ease of application for a wide range of wood and non-wood coatings, including those used in wood flooring, kitchen cabinets, wood furniture, paper upgrading and vinyl/parquet flooring. These new waterborne UV curable resins are also suitable for plastics and metal substrates, and can be used in primers, basecoats and topcoats.

Additionally, the UCECOAT® waterborne UV resins can help formulators meet requirements for low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) and low-HAPs (hazardous air pollutant emissions), and can be applied using a variety of methods: spray, rollcoat, curtain or vacuum coating. Tack-free properties also permit easy handling and dust-free contamination.

Other benefits include better control over film build and gloss levels, excellent adhesion, good chemical/stain/scratch resistance, and good reactivity with a range of hardness levels.

"Cytec is continuously developing eco-friendly products which anticipate and meet real industry needs," said Jeff Rodrigues, Cytec's market manager for Industrial Coatings in the Americas. "As the technology leader, we're committed to offering our customers innovative coatings solutions on a consistent global basis."

EPA Qualification Helps Cytec Speed Eco-friendly Products to the Marketplace

Cytec was recently named as the first company to qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Sustainable Futures program which includes approval for a shortened regulatory review process for certain new products. As a result, the EPA's Premanufacturing Notice review period for Cytec products assessed as low overall risk will be halved from the minimum of 90 days to only 45 days, thus increasing the speed at which eco-friendly products can reach the marketplace.

Corporate Profile

Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products with pro forma sales in 2005 of approximately $3.2 billion. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace, adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, chemical intermediates, inks, mining, plastics and water treatment. The Company uses its technology and application development expertise to create chemical and material solutions that are formulated to perform specific and important functions for our customers.

Source: Cytec Industries Inc.

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