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Lubrizol Launches Turbosetâ„¢ 2027 PUD to Enhance the Performance of Wood Coatings

Published on 2012-12-06. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- The Lubrizol Corporation has introduced Turboset™ 2027, an NMP-free, self-crosslinking polyurethane composite dispersion formulated to enhance the performance of interior wood coatings used on floors and furniture, as well as select sealers, without requiring additional crosslinkers.

Turboset 2027 has been designed to elevate wood coating performance in the key areas of durability and wear resistance. While similar to its forerunner, Turboset 2025, Turboset 2027 is distinguished by its unique NMP-, NEP- and APEO-free chemistry making it an ideal solution for coatings intended for the global market and when health or environmental matters are considerations. In addition Turboset 2027 is a high-solids polymer, 40% by weight, and can be paired with a wide variety of cosolvents for greater opportunities to develop formulations for the world's diverse markets.

"As a self-crosslinking composite dispersion, Turboset 2027 generates more options for formulation and cosolvent selection," said Dr. Peter Bloyce, Global Business Manager, Lubrizol Performance Coatings. "Its NMP-free, high-solids platform is compatible with environmental compliance requirements and global acceptance. Consequently formulators have great flexibility in meeting the evolving VOC standards of various markets. Formulations containing Turboset 2027 are also available that meet European VOC requirements."

Turboset 2027 offers impressive performance qualities with exceptional durability and resistance to chemicals and overall wear. Test results for black heel mark protection and hardness have also been on a very high level. In addition, gloss retention was comparable to high-VOC dispersions containing NMP. Crosslinking with a polyisocyanate, while not required, can be used to provide further improvement of performance regarding black heel mark, chemical and scratch resistance. The film cure speed of Turboset 2027 is also a significant benefit.

Turboset™ is a trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol's industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers' products, while reducing their environmental impact.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2011 were $6.1 billion.

Source: The Lubrizol Corporation


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