The American Coatings Show and Conference is getting close. Coatings industry experts will meet at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis from April 9-12 to share information about the latest trends and technologies in the industry. ACS show floor is completely sold out and there will be 558 exhibitors that booked a total exhibition area of 137.500 square feet. You will find below some of the technologies that will be presented at this year’s event.
Solvay will introduce a new line of products designed to answer customers’ unmet needs in creating binder, color and performance systems, when the global specialty chemical company supplier exhibits at the American Coatings Show, at booth 1541, April 10-12 in Indianapolis.
The new products deliver a range of benefits that include excellent emulsion stability, particle-size control; improved adhesion to difficult substrates; exceptional pigment wetting and dispersion; enhanced color acceptance, compatibility and workability. They provide better film performance, such as high scrub, stain and water resistance, open-time or freeze-thaw improvement for the development of environmentally friendly formulations intended for architectural paints, industrial coatings, adhesives and printing inks.
Solvay draws from its expertise in surface chemistry to deliver tailored solutions that boost the performance of various coatings formulations. Its product portfolio focuses on three main areas of coatings expertise:
- As a global leader in emulsion polymerization, Solvay offers a range of specialty surfactants and monomers that enable the conversion from solvent- to water-based coatings systems.
- Products such as Rhodasurf®, Rhodafac®, Rhodapex® and Aerosol® surfactant solutions, as well as the Sipomer® PAM, WAM and B CEA series of APE- and VOC-free specialty adhesion monomers can enhance adhesion to metals such as aluminum, cold rolled steel and other difficult substrates.
- High efficiency Rhodoline® 3000 and 4000 dispersants for water-based pigment concentrates provide exceptional color intensity, color acceptance improvement, high stability and optimum viscosity, facilitating the development of formulations intended for different applications in architectural paints, industrial coatings and printing inks.
- Rhodoline® WA 265N is a new VOC- and APE-free, low-foaming wetting and dispersing agent specifically designed for waterborne architectural paints for improved pigment wetting, color compatibility and stability properties.
- Rhodoline® CL 3101, a new breakthrough, odor-free, low-VOC, coalescent agent designed for waterborne architectural paints, provides excellent film-forming properties without compromising paint performance.
- Rhodoline® OTE 600, an innovative, VOC-free, open-time extender, improves workability of low- to zero-VOC paints. This product enables paint formulators to lower VOC content by removing glycols in their formulations.
In addition to the new products, Solvay will highlight the launch of its new web-platform, designed to showcase the value proposition of its coatings product portfolio and enhance the user experience.
Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) will showcase a new hybrid epoxy/polysiloxane resin during the 2018 American Coatings Show that offers superior performance in protective coatings.
When cross-linked with aminosilanes, topcoats that incorporate Hexion’s EPOSIL Resin 5550 offer excellent resistance to corrosion, higher service temperatures and anti-graffiti properties, while providing excellent gloss retention and lower yellowing. Hybrid epoxy/polysiloxane coatings offer superior durability and are a high performance alternative to traditional aliphatic polyurethane coatings that contain free isocyanate monomers.
“Since this technology has a successful history of use in protective coatings, EPOSIL Resin 5550 will help our customers to develop improved specialty coatings for high value applications,” said Dan Weinmann, Market Development Manager, Epoxy Specialties. “With the introduction of this new hybrid resin, Hexion offers our customers a viable route to the formulation of lower yellowing, isocyanate-free topcoats.”
Recommended applications for Hexion’s EPOSIL Resin 5550 include anti-graffiti coatings, dry erase coatings, higher temperature coatings (up to 600 °F; 315 °C), and protective coatings for new construction such as airports, stadiums, bridges, piping and offshore platforms.
In new construction, topcoats based on EPOSIL Resin 5550, when applied over a zinc-rich primer, can eliminate the midcoat in traditional three-layer coatings systems, leading to reduced costs and time savings.
To learn more about this new resin system, visit Hexion at Booth 2348 at the American Coatings Show, April 9-12, 2018, attend our technical presentation at the ACS Conference, or log onto http://www.hexion.com/epoxy.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
Hydrite Chemical Co., an integrated manufacturer and supplier of chemicals and related services, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at this year’s American Coatings Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 10-12, 2018 in booth 343.
The American Coatings Show and Conference is North America’s premier coatings industry event. This event offers multiple educational and networking opportunities including product presentations, 10 pre-conference tutorials, keynote presentations, and over 15 technical sessions covering topics including Functional and Smart Coatings, Measuring and Testing, and Protective Coatings.
This year at the American Coatings Show, Hydrite will display its complete line of polymers, solvents, defoamers, antifoam and air release agents. Hydrite will have a team of experts at the show ready to discuss everything from emulsions and resin solutions to foam control technology, solvent recycling and waste handling.
Hydrite is a full-service supplier of styrene/acrylic emulsion polymers and solutions for the water-based inks and coatings industry. Its HydriPrint™ and Hydricryl™ product lines offer a wide range of performance attributes to meet application requirements.
Hydrite provides fully integrated lab services designed to help solve the toughest foaming issues and provide a professional report detailing the results and solution recommendations.
Terry Chomniak, Director of Sales – Process Organics, commented, “We are excited to exhibit again at this year’s event. It’s a great opportunity for us to meet with industry manufacturers and share our toll manufacturing capabilities. We look forward to showcasing our wide range of products and having our technical experts discuss your toll manufacturing challenges.”
Wanhua Chemical will present its comprehensive range of coating solutions at Booth 1041 at America’s largest coating show, ACS 2018, from April 10 – 12 in Indianapolis, USA. This is the very first time that Wanhua Chemical is exhibiting at the American Coatings Show where it’ll demonstrate what the company can offer to the industry.
Wanhua performance chemical materials segment will highlight its broad portfolio of high performance solutions and unveil a variety of innovations, especially in the areas of industrial coatings, automotive OEM and refinish, wood coatings, transportation and plastics coatings. The aim is to provide customers with sustainable and innovative solutions that meet the current and future demands in the market and continue creating value.
At the ACS 2018, Wanhua experts will explain more details about WANNATE® HDI, HMDI and HDI derivatives, WANALINK®6200 and WANAMINE® H12MDA, Archsol® Anti-formaldehyde paint solutions and Antkote® Hydroxyfunctional polyacrylic dispersion.
Michelman-New Low-VOC Topical Wood Treatment raises the bar for Water Resistance
Michelman’s new Michem® Wood Coating 44 is a water-based surface modifier for use in exterior wood stains and sealants that helps produce wood coatings with excellent weatherability characteristics. This topical wood treatment is a low-VOC and environmentally responsible solution that imparts outstanding water beading, along with excellent water and swell resistance.
Michem Wood Coating 44 penetrates deep into wood substrates and is user-friendly posing no re-coatability issues, so a second or third layer can easily be applied. With its superior water-resistant properties, the new additive improves surface aesthetics by slowing mold and fungal growth, and improving color integrity. Michem Wood Coating 44 also produces a pleasing, natural surface appearance and is particularly suitable for softwood as well as extending the look and use of outdoor wood furniture.
The easy-to-use exterior wood treatment is based on naturally occurring products. It is the latest addition to Michelman’s family of low-VOC Michem Wood Coating solutions that raise the water resistance standard for waterborne deck stains and sealants.
Michelman will introduce Michem Wood Coating 44 at the American Coatings Show 2018 April 10th -12th, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. John Jacquin, Michelman’s Technical Service & Application Development Manager, has a product presentation on April 10th at 2:40 pm, outlining its benefits and uses.
Clariant-additives for sustainable coatings solutions
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, debuts new sustainable additives to support new challenges, product claims and the increasing demand within North America for more sustainable coatings solutions at American Coatings Show 2018 (Booth #2531).
Its regional unveiling of advanced surface solutions, flame retardants and performance additives extends current possibilities for coatings manufacturers to sustainably improve the safety, protective lifetime, and aesthetic performance of waterborne and solventborne coatings and respond to rising environmental demands and lifestyle, mobility and urbanization trends.
Highlight ACS 2018 products for wood, automotive and architectural applications address key challenges facing coatings manufacturers, such as reduction of VOCs and halogen content, formulation efficiency and flexibility, and renewable ingredients. They include those distinguished with Clariant’s EcoTain® label for their outstanding sustainability and performance excellence.
Multifunctional/multi-usage toolbox “allrounder”
Clariant introduces a new high-performance light stabilizer to the formulator toolbox suitable for all kinds of highly durable clear and pigmented coatings and numerous applications, including automotive clear coats, plastic coatings, coil coatings and high-end wood coatings. Hostavin® TB-03 is a synergistic combination of a high performance UV absorber and a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS), characterized by its broad compatibility in solventborne and waterborne coatings.
Superior UV stabilization against the adverse effects of outdoor weathering
Possibilities to sustainably extend the performance lifetime of wood and plastic coatings and automotive refinishes receive a boost. AddWorks® LXR™ 308 AP is a liquid light stabilizer offering excellent low in-can color and long lasting UV efficiency to vehicle refinishes clearcoat. For wood, facade and plastic coatings, Hostavin 3070 offers outstanding weathering and resistance to migration and bleaching. Hostavin 3070 powder and Hostavin 3070 dispersion offer a “label free” alternative to traditional HALS used in solventborne and waterborne systems respectively.
Hostavin 3070 dispersion has been awarded the Clariant EcoTain label for outstanding sustainability and best-in-class performance. For solventborne and waterborne clear and stain exterior wood protective coatings for high-end applications, Clariant offers Hostavin 3326 (dispersion and powder) which – used synergistically with Hostavin 3070 – acts as an excellent UV-protective system.
Renewable-based micronized hard waxes for surface modification
Specifically for water-based wood coatings, Clariant now offers North American coatings manufacturers the opportunity to use two new renewable material-based high-performance waxes with comparable performance to standard types. Ceridust® 8090 TP creates a protected and smooth surface with the pleasant feel of untreated wood. Ceridust 8091 TP combines smoothness with very high scratch resistance. Both are awarded the Clariant EcoTain label.
Long-life non-halogenated intumescent coatings for attractive steel constructions
Exolit® AP 435 is a ground-breaking new halogen-free flame retardant that prolongs the shelf-life of water-based intumescent coatings without affecting fire protection properties. Coatings containing Exolit AP 435 have a low and stable viscosity, even in cold environments and after long storage, offering customers increased flexibility on the construction site. The fine-particle ammonium polyphosphate has the same high quality and performance level as Clariant’s well-known Exolit AP 422 and both carry the Clariant EcoTain label.
Tyler Kilgannon, Head of Sales North America at Clariant, comments: “For Clariant, greater sustainability for our customers goes beyond supporting them with renewable-based or more environmentally-compatible ingredients. It’s about boosting their efficiency in creating coatings with longer-lasting performance or greater functionality and aesthetics. For us it is key that they can meet the increasing expectations from their end-customers, whether consumer or industrial. We are excited to introduce additives solutions at ACS 2018 that will help the North American coatings markets to embrace evolving trends, while addressing safety and environmental challenges.”
Eastman-Tetrashield™ protective resin systems
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.