allnex is proud to announce they have released the ADDITOL® dry CF Series (ADDITOL® dry CF100, ADDITOL® dry CF101 and ADDITOL® dry CF200), which are cobalt-free paint driers for use in the Architectural Coatings, Wood Coatings, Industrial Coatings, Protective and Marine Applications, Composites and Ink Markets.

Developed by the allnex R&D Chemists, these next-generation driers were created to meet the industry challenge of increased regulations against the use of cobalt, while still exceeding the performance of the traditional cobalt-containing products and the current commercial cobalt-free systems. Studies have shown that cobalt and certain cobalt compounds are anticipated to be human carcinogens – hence the importance to create cobalt-free products in the market.

“The need in the market was immediate and critical for us,” says Bernhard Hirschmann, TS & BD Manager, allnex. “Although the increased regulations haven’t yet banned cobalt substances completely, we wanted to be ahead of the game and make sure we had a safe product for customers that still exceeded performance expectations.”

What do these next-gen products actually do, you may ask? Well, this new range of ADDITOL® dry CF Series products aren’t actually the paint itself that you buy at the local hardware store, but an additive our clients insert into the paint while it’s being created. Paint will eventually fade, crack, yellow, split, peel – or a variety of other issues. While we haven’t yet discovered how to keep those things from happening permanently, the dry CF Series keeps the look and feel of the paint in top condition for a much longer timeframe and in a variety of situations: from a fresh coat of paint on a house to the hull of a ship, to a metal warehouse – and more.