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New Balance at the Top With Oxymer™ C112 for PUD Coatings

Published on 2008-06-03. Author : SpecialChem

The latest Oxymer™ grade from leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp, aims specifically to improve on today's top polycarbonate diols for PUD coatings and match formulator expectations about polycarbonate diol behavior. Oxymer™ C112 improves PUD coatings with excellent balance between film hardness and coating flexibility and stronger water and chemical resistance, including resistance to acid and base, acetone products and ethanol/alcohol.

Oxymer™ C112, which launches in June at the 2008 American Coatings Show, in Charlotte, North Carolina, also gives PUD coatings more powerful adhesion to metal and plastic substrates, such as aluminum, steel, ABS, Polyamideand PVC, than the polycarbonate diols available today can.

While existing polycarbonate diols are crystalline solids, Oxymer™ C112 offers the added processing advantage of being a liquid, non-crystalline product and is therefore easier to handle and requires less heat or energy to melt. Oxymer™ C112 also gives PUD coatings the extreme UV and weather resistance that make polycarbonate diols the premium solution for keeping high end outdoor products, such as leather car interiors and sports equipment, looking and performing like new for longer.

The new Oxymer™ technology platform is the result of Perstorp's largest development project in recent years and is a part of the company's growing offer and commitment to the PUD market. "Our aim is to support formulators with the widest portfolio available tailored to PUDs, which includes our Oxymer™ range, Capa® Caprolactones and dispersing monomers," explains Bo Häggman, Perstorp Director of Market Development, "and to help PUD formulators to develop totally unique polycarbonate diols, fine-tuned to their specific needs."

About Perstorp:

The Perstorp Group is the world leader in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market for a wide variety of industries and applications. Our products are used in the aerospace, marine, coatings, chemicals, plastics, engineering and construction industries. They can also be found in automotive, agricultural feed, food, packaging, textile, paper and electronics applications. Perstorp has approximately 2,000 employees and manufacturing units in twelve countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America. Sales for the past twelve months amounted to more than SEK 10 billion. By the end of 2005 the Perstorp Groups was acquired by Perstorp Holding AB, controlled by the French private equity company PAI partners.

Source: Perstorp

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