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Vertellus at ACS 2016: Exhibits its New Castor Oil-based Emulsifiable Polyol

Published on 2016-04-14. Author : SpecialChem

Vertellus, one of the global manufacturers of fine and specialty chemicals, is introducing Polycin® XP EP3 to coating manufacturers during the American Coatings Show, April 12-14, in Indianapolis. Polycin® XP EP3 is a stable and robust castor oil-based emulsifiable polyol offering a wide level of formulating flexibility enabling coating formulators to reduce development time while maintaining or improving emulsion stability and coating performance.

Fig. 1: Vertellus at ACS 2016: Exhibits its New
Castor Oil-based Emulsifiable Polyol

Polycin® XP EP3 permits users to easily adjust the formulation as needed for a wide range of applications simply by adding water and other additives. The versatility of Polycin® XP EP3 makes it well suited across a wide range of concrete coating applications requiring various levels of performance via the addition of cross-linkers, plasticizers, and additives. “Formulators regularly face the challenge of balancing emulsion stability and final coating performance. During testing and model formulation, Polycin® XP EP3 was able to achieve both emulsion stability and coating performance in various commercial formulations,” said Kwyne Pugh, senior scientist, Vertellus.

During testing, Polycin® XP EP3 emulsions and coatings performed favorably when compared to commercially available products. For example, coatings containing Polycin® XP EP3 showed greater stability at room temperature and under multi-cycle freeze/thaw when compared to other commercial polyol emulsions. Testing also concluded that Polycin® XP EP3 improves the wet-out and impact resistance of the floor coating.

Vertellus provides a 15-minute overview of Polycin® XP EP3 during the American Coatings Show. Additional information about Vertellus and Polycin® XP EPE will be available at booth 2556 during the American Coatings Show. Vertellus has a long history of innovation in castor oil-based chemistries including polyols and other castor-based products for the coatings industry. Polycin® XP EP3 is the newest addition to a full line of polyols, castor oils, polymerized castor oils, and dehydrated castor oils offered by Vertellus.

About Vertellus

Vertellus is one of the global specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3, citrate polymer additives and systems as well as a leader in custom manufacturing of agriculture and pharma intermediates and actives. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has over 1,000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Source: Vertellus

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