Growing portfolio of PTFE-free additives on display offer safer, more sustainable options for paints and coatings
ChinaCoat 2023 in Shanghai sets the stage for Clariant to showcase its latest solutions dedicated to more sustainable and effective formulations and coating applications that help safeguard public health and the environment.
The coatings industry continues to grow strongly in China, experiencing a strong recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic. This growth is being driven by demand in industries such as export and construction for coating applications that offer both higher efficiency and better performance. To meet these needs, Clariant offers dedicated solutions with features including improved corrosion resistance and reduced formulation viscosity consistently achieved across changing systems.
“At ChinaCoat 2023 look out for our high-performance additives that address various formulation challenges in the fields of 1K acrylic “direct to metal”, or DTM, and 2k-epoxy primers or mid-layers, found in applications such as container coatings, transportation and construction equipment. For paint manufacturers of water-based industrial coatings, we offer multi-functional WDAs with higher flexibility according to their requirements,” said Sebastian Prock, Clariant’s Head of Marketing, Industrial Applications, BU Care Chemicals.
To make it easier to find the right additives Clariant has launched a new Chinese version of its ClariCoat digital platform, also on display at Clariant’s booth at ChinaCoat.
The novel web application for paints and coatings specialists who face challenges with their paint formulations provides customized solutions for a holistic range of performance criteria such as liquid paint stability, workability and sustainability. The digital tool is particularly valuable for formulators who want advice on additives as the trend to shift towards water-based paint systems continues in the industry.
In addition to performance and sustainability, compliance with regulatory requirements is growing concern for the coatings industry as a whole. For example, the use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in ink formulations and coating applications has been regulated in the EU, the US and Japan, creating the need for PTFE-free alternatives. Clariant’s growing portfolio of PTFE-free solutions are a highlight at ChinaCoat 2023.
“We are excited to share the ongoing evolution of coatings and inks, driven in part by our novel additive solutions, which have given us the choice of PTFE-free alternatives in construction, furniture and other applications. We are proud of our PTFE-free alternatives, like Ceridust® 8170 M, demonstrating our corporate dedication to minimizing environmental impact,” says Ray Gonzales, Clariant’s Head of marketing Coatings & Adhesives, BU Adsorbents and Additives.
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