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Solvay Novecare Unveils Low- to Zero-VOC Range of Defoamers for Inks & Coatings

Published on 2013-05-20. Author : SpecialChem

CRANBURY, NJ, USA -- Solvay Novecare has developed an innovative range of low- to zero-VOC defoamers that provide solutions for the challenges formulators encounter during the manufacturing and application of low- to-zero VOC coatings.

Solvay's low- to zero-VOC range of defoamers addresses the foaming issues that occur during both the coating manufacturing process and application after storage. The new technology is based on various oil and active ingredient types and is designed to meet different sustainability needs for architectural coatings, water-based industrial coatings, inks and latex processing.

Rhodoline® 621, a new biodegradable vegetable oil defoamer, and Rhodoline® 688, a versatile workhorse mineral oil defoamer, offer excellent efficacy and persistence in formulating low- to zero-VOC flat to semi-gloss waterborne coatings.

Rhodoline® 635 is a zero-VOC oil-based defoamer for in-process defoaming of latexes.

Rhodoline® 635 is recommended for vinyl and acrylic latex processing. It is highly recommended for binders intended for low- to zero-VOC applications.

"With today's emphasis on environmentally sound and sustainable coating formulations, low to-zero VOC formulations contain much less solvent and more surfactants," said Ayaz Khan, technical service marketing manager for Solvay's coatings business. "This means coatings formulators now face more foaming challenges than ever before. Zero-VOC defoamers from Solvay Novecare utilize an innovative technology that not only knocks down foam quickly during paint manufacturing and application, it also maintains defoaming efficiency after incubation."

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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