The material selection platform
Coatings Ingredients
The material selection platform
Coatings Ingredients


How to Improve Durability in Alkyd Coatings with Novel Catalyst Technology

This is a Past Webinar

Oxidatively cured coatings, such as alkyds and oil-based paints, rely on conventional driers or catalysts to increase reaction rates and achieve faster drying times. However, driers can offer more benefits than just accelerating drying times.

By selecting the proper catalyst, formulators can improve critical performance properties within their alkyd coatings such as gloss retention, weatherability, non-yellowing over time, and durability. Typically, formulators measure how durable an alkyd coating is by measuring hardness values through various test methods such as König and pencil hardness. However, hardness values are not the only way to measure the “toughness” of a coating.

This presentation will explore the key evaluation methods to determine the durability of a coating and highlight how Borchers’ novel catalyst technology can make alkyd coatings even tougher and more resilient.  

Missed the live event? Register for this webinar and watch the recording now.

Kellie Salerno Presented By:
Kellie Salerno

Length: 25 min

Why should you view this webinar?

In this webinar, you will learn…

  • The benefits of using catalysts in alkyd coatings
  • How cobalt-free high-performance catalysts (HPCs) improve durability properties in various alkyd coating applications
  • HPC options for your coating formulations

Who should view this webinar?

  • Formulators
  • Marketing Managers
  • Brand Managers
  • R&D Managers
  • Technical Managers

Email address*

Create Your Account

Your free SpecialChem account includes:

Access to all products and documents
Ability to request samples and contact suppliers
Subscription to our Coatings e-Newsletters and occasional promotion emails. You can adjust your preferences at any time REGISTER (free)

Step 1 - Your Information
First Name*
Last Name*
Professional Email* 
Phone Number* 
Job Title*
Job Department*
Company Activity*
Personal Data Management
Content not available in your country


Kellie Salerno Technical Service Specialist - Borchers

Kellie Salerno Kellie Salerno is Borchers’ leading expert on metal carboxylates and Borchers’ unique high-performance catalysts for the curing of alkyd-based paints and coatings. In her current role, she manages all drier formulation projects globally. Kellie has established relationships with alkyd resin manufacturers and has formulated thousands of drier packages worldwide. She works closely with regulatory compliance colleagues within Borchers and diligently follows the ever-changing global regulations for metal carboxylates.

Back to Top