When it comes to making the best waterborne architectural paints, manufacturers are focused on constantly improving the performance, efficiency and value of their paint formulations. At the upcoming European Coatings Show in Nürnberg, Germany, from April 4 – 6, ANGUS Chemical Company (“ANGUS”) will introduce new data that redefines the versatility of the company’s flagship AMP™ biodegradable* amino alcohol, and how this unique chemistry can be used to optimize formulations, reduce raw material costs, and improve overall paint performance.
“ANGUS’ alkanolamines, such as AMP and AEPD™ are widely used as key stabilizing agents in a broad range of paint formulations,” said Dr. Romain Severac, Customer Applications Specialist for ANGUS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “We will share results from our extensive application work that show specifically how AMP can provide better dispersion of pigments, storage stability, and pH control, while extending the microbial resistance in waterborne paint formulations when used in combination with approved biocides. This unmatched versatility can be used to reduce the amount of other commonly used paint additives, helping manufacturers lower their raw material costs while improving the overall stability and performance of their paint formulations.”
Severac will host a technical presentation “Improving Paint Stability with Versatile Amino Alcohols” at the product presentation center in Hall 5 of the Nürnberg Messe on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 10:10 to 10:30 a.m. Central European Time.
In addition, ANGUS paint and coatings experts will be available in Hall 4 at booth 4-247 during the event to demonstrate the proven benefits of these and other ANGUS chemistries, such as DMAMP™, FLEXITANE™, and ZOLDINE™, which provide formulators with unique multifunctional ingredients for a wide variety of applications and performance benefits. For low-odor, low-VOC (volatile organic compound) interior water-based paints, ANGUS’ AEPD™ VOX 1000 multifunctional additive is an ideal formulating tool for paint producers needing to comply with EU Directive 2004/42/EC. Adding AEPD VOX 1000 to the grind will adjust and control pH, while improving pigment dispersion and freeze/thaw stability.
“For more than 50 years, ANGUS’ multifunctional additives have set the industry benchmark for versatility and efficiency, providing formulators and manufacturers with more options for enhancing overall performance at all stages of a paint’s lifecycle, from manufacturing and in the can to application and on-the-wall performance,” said Matthieu Perdon, Regional Marketing Manager, EMEA. “Our unique chemistries are supported by world-class technical services and regulatory expertise from ANGUS’ new Customer Application Center in Paris, which further enhances our commitment to helping formulators and manufacturers make their best paints perform better.”
*AMP is biodegradable at 89% according to OECD 301F
About ANGUS Chemical Company
ANGUS Chemical Company is a specialty and fine chemical company dedicated to the development of novel chemistries that help customers deliver enhanced product and process performance. ANGUS is committed to constantly improving products and services by mastering science and technology. The company innovates through its unique nitroalkane chemistry, which harbors the reactivity to create complex molecules for use in a wide variety of applications. The innate characteristics of this chemistry, backed by unmatched application expertise and five regional Customer Applications Centers, enable the formulation of multifunctional additives that improve performance, and reduce reaction steps and synthesis costs.