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Solvay Novecare Unveils Fentamine® Fatty & Fentacare® Specialty Amines for Paint & Coatings

Published on 2013-05-13. Author : SpecialChem

CRANBURY, NJ, USA -- Solvay Novecare has added a broad portfolio of fatty and specialty amines to enhance its existing catalog of paint and coatings additives.

The expanded offering includes two additional product ranges - Fentamine® fatty amines and Fentacare® specialty amines.

Amines are used in the coatings industry as polyurethane extenders and catalysts, epoxy curing agents, dispersing agents for pigments, neutralizing agents and as a resin solubilizer in waterborne coatings.

Solvay Novecare holds a leading position in Asia Pacific for its development and production of fatty and specialty amines. The company's up-to-date, efficient and flexible manufacturing facilities, coupled with its formulation expertise and state-of-the-art R&D facilities provide Solvay with a competitive advantage in developing innovative and sustainable products.

"Adding this new range of fatty and specialty amines to our existing portfolio of additives will provide our customers with greater formulation flexibility," said Herve Adam, Novecare business development director for industrial coatings.

"Solvay Novecare has the broadest range of dispersants and the broadest range of chemistries in the industry. We have extensive experience in the market, which allows us to work with our customers and create new opportunities to fit their ever changing business activities," Adam said. "Adding amines to our toolbox will provide our customers with more possibilities when they partner with us to develop new and innovative formulations."

About Solvay Novecare

With sales in 2012 of 1.7 billion Euros, Solvay Novecare is one of the major Global Business Units of the Solvay Group. The company is a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and a major player in polymers, amines, guar, and phosphorus derivatives. Solvay Novecare engineers and develops formulations that provide consumer products and state-of-the-art industrial applications with specific functional qualities designed to modify fluid behavior and deliver cleansing, softening, moisturizing, gelling, texturizing, penetrating or dispersal properties. These formulations are used in shampoos, detergents, paints and lubricants as well as in crop protection, mining and energy production and stimulation. Novecare, which boasts a worldwide network of 25 manufacturing sites and seven R&D centers, has become the preferred partner of its customers in rapidly growing economies and leverages an innovation platform based on sustainable solutions.

About the Solvay Group

As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industry in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group is firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and operational excellence. Solvay serves diversified markets, generating 90% of its turnover in activities where it is one of the top three worldwide. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated 12.4 billion euros in net sales in 2012. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR).

Source: Solvay


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