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Grace Introduces SYLOID® MX Matting Agent for Coatings Industry

Published on 2011-05-11. Author : SpecialChem

COLUMBIA, Maryland and WORMS, Germany -- Grace Davison, an operating segment of W. R. Grace & Co., and the leading global supplier of silica-based matting agents, announced the introduction of the new SYLOID® MX generation of matting agents, which are based on novel and innovative porous silica technology.

SYLOID® MX matting agent grades are specifically formulated to meet the increasing technical challenges of producing environmentally-friendly coatings that exhibit minimal film shrinkage during drying.

"Grace's new generation of SYLOID® matting agents provides premier performance in environmentally friendly coatings, such as those used in high-solids and UV-curable systems, with reduced VOCs (volatile organic compounds), as well as optimum matting efficiency in traditional coatings systems," said Lorenzo Bernotti, Global Marketing Manager - Coatings, Grace Davison Materials Technologies. "This enhanced performance results from a combination of high pore volume and specially designed physical properties which influence the rheology and behavior of the product on the coating surface during film formation."

The advantages offered by SYLOID® MX matting agent grades include superior matting efficiency, lower viscosity impact at equal gloss and faster achievement of desired gloss while drying.

"This newest addition to our wide range of SYLOID® matting agents helps address our customers' most demanding coating needs," commented Robin F. Pearce, Global Vice President and General Manager, Grace Davison Materials Technologies. "As a company, we are focused on consistently delivering the highest quality materials to enhance our customer' product performance."

The Grace® line of SYLOID® matting agents includes SYLOID® W silica grades for easy dispersion in water-borne systems, SYLOID® C silica grades for high matting efficiency and SYLOID® RAD silica grades for radiation-cured coatings. In addition to SYLOID® matting agents, Grace® products for the coatings industry include SHIELDEX® non-toxic anticorrosion pigments, SYLOWHITE® Ti02 extenders, LUDOX anti-scratch and anti-blocking additives, and SYLOSIV® PU moisture scavengers.

About Grace

Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and other products to petroleum refiners; catalysts for the manufacture of plastics; silica a wide range of industrial applications; sealants and coatings fo packaging, and specialty chemicals, additives and building materials for commercial and residential construction. Founded in 1854, Grace has operations in over 40 countries.

Source: Grace

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