Arkema, leader in specialty materials, will showcase more sustainable solutions and innovation for coatings during ABRAFATI 2023 - the International Exhibition and Congress of Suppliers for Paints, November 21-23 in São Paulo, Brazil, Booth #A79.
New sustainable offers
The company is expanding its leading portfolio of high performance and sustainable materials, including solutions for UV/LED, powder, waterborne and high solid coating technologies. Arkema will feature a full offering for multiple innovations, including new bio-based polyurethane thickeners and alkyd emulsions, low carbon footprint solutions and very low VOC waterborne resins for interior and exterior applications in order to improve indoor quality and lower building materials carbon footprint.
Arkema offers a range of products dedicated to cool roof coatings, enabling up to 30% energy savings in air conditioning in buildings. Cool roof applications are part of Arkema’s focus on improving building energy efficiency of the construction market, with particular utility in the hotter regions found in Southern Brazil.
Arkema's commitment to innovation and sustainability to innovate solutions will be on full display ABRAFATI. We look forward to initiating business, enhancing information and technical knowledge in the field at this important industry event
COATINGS FROM MORE SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIALS AND FEEDSTOCKS
UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING THE WATER RESISTANCE AND WATER-BORNE BINDERS
For this reason, water resistance is one of the most important requirements for coatings applications. As the binder is a major part of most coatings, current research works aimed to design binders with good barrier performance by reducing the use of hydrophilic species and increasing hydrophobicity of polymers. Several tests have been developed to assess water sensitivity of binders. In this study, we will see different tests used to determine the water resistance of waterborne binders and how we can combine them to better characterize the sensibility to water.
NEW BIO-BASED HEUR POLYURETHANE THICKENERS
Arkema has set strong and ambitious initiatives in order to achieve the recently approved 1.5 °C SBT objectives. As a consequence, most of our new additive’s developments are proposing even more eco-friendly features. In this paper, we will show performance of two new bio-based solutions in the field of polyurethane thickeners for waterborne coatings and adhesives.
Such thickeners are well appreciated in water-based formulations to improve in can feel and superior application properties with reduced spattering and sagging and improved film build and leveling due to their specific rheology profile from Newtonian to pseudo plastic.
These two Newtonian (High-Shear) and balanced (Mid-Shear) thickeners are new sustainable tools to develop bio-based decorative and industrial paints and coatings.
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