Groundbreaking Technology from Eastman Poised to Become “Legendary” at the American Coatings Show

Three brightly painted suits of armor will greet visitors when they stop by the Eastman booth during the American Coatings Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 10-12, 2018. More than a unique photo op, the knights are coated with paint containing Eastman Tetrashield™ protective resin systems to demonstrate the technology’s ability to improve appearance and durability. Tetrashield technology has been shown in third party labs to provide superior weathering, scratch protection, and chemical resistance while also enabling productivity and sustainability enhancements.

“A game-changer like Tetrashield doesn’t come along very often in the coatings industry,” said Charles Giaudrone, General Manager of the Eastman Coatings and Inks business. “With Tetrashield, formulators can now develop coatings that address some of the most significant challenges facing their customers such as increasing the durability of automotive coatings, creating high-performing BPA-free food and beverage packaging, and improving the protection of industrial assets.”

Visitors to Eastman booth #1885 can put Tetrashield to the test by running a key across painted metal panels. With this hands-on demonstration, visitors can see the superior durability of a Tetrashield-based coating compared to a commercial paint. For formulators wanting more details about Tetrashield, Eastman technology team members will have comparative data on the technology’s weatherability, chemical resistance, and hardness. With its unique balance of flexibility and hardness, Tetrashield is a novel technology that meets or exceeds both appearance and durability standards. Eastman has developed Tetrashield protective solutions for multiple markets including automotive, industrial, and metal packaging.

In addition to Tetrashield, Eastman offers one of the most diverse and comprehensive product portfolios in the coatings industry. During ACS, coatings technology experts will be on hand to help formulators navigate Eastman’s extensive portfolio, which includes adhesion promoters, amines, cellulose esters, coalescents, solvents, and resin intermediates.

For high resolution images of the knights coated with paint containing Eastman Tetrashield, please visit this website. Browse our online panel library to see how Tetrashield-based coatings compare to coatings made with other resins. The tests demonstrate weathering, gloss retention, mar resistance, scratch resistance, microscratch, and side-by-side surface comparisons.


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