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BASF’s innovative DURA-COLOR Technology to achieve anti-aging promise to keep paint looking new and fresh

  • Innovative and highly durable polymer dispersions for paints that resist damage from sunlight and humidity
  • Optimized surface to prevent dirt penetration and deter pollution
  • Unique sequential controlled polymerization technique allowing a step change in exterior coatings

BASF has introduced its innovative DURA-COLOR Technology, an anti-aging paint concept that helps protect paint from deterioration over a long period. This revolutionary binder technology is built to deliver durable performance for exterior paints, especially in terms of color and cleanness.

Exterior wall coatings are exposed to sunlight, rain, dirt and various pollutants every day, and these factors accelerate the aging of the paint. Renovation is one way to keep buildings looking new and fresh. However, property renovation can be costly, complex, and it increases overall carbon emissions. BASF, being an all-round construction solution expert, is eager to develop binders for quality paints to tackle these challenges.

BASF’s DURA-COLOR Technology consists of three key innovations, including a controlled sequence polymerization, utilization of specialized cross-linking, and an optimized reactivity. Paints based on these two revolutionary polymers can realize excellent color-retention, superior dirt-pick-up-resistance, and outstanding efflorescence and alkali resistance.

“Façade paints for mineral substrates in different climates and environments face various levels of damage. In order to ensure the product quality fits into different markets, we have done extensive outdoor exposure testing for more than two years in key countries, such as Australia, China, India, Indonesia, and the United States,” said Chee Seng Yong, Head of Polymer Dispersions for Architectural Coatings, Dispersions & Resins Asia Pacific, BASF.

“The DURA-COLOR Technology is a unique technology for producing polymer dispersions that has been successfully implemented in our polymer dispersion plants across Asia Pacific. This allows us to deliver to our customers locally from our production network in Asia Pacific,” said Ming Li, Vice President, Operations, Dispersions & Resins Asia Pacific, BASF.

Acronal® EDGE 7686 and Acronal® EDGE 7685 are new products under BASF’s DURA-COLOR Technology portfolio. They have a wide formulation latitude and broad compatibility with various raw materials, especially color pigment dispersions, and offer great flexibility in the final color space. Acronal EDGE 7686 offers durability and high dirt resistance for premium exterior coatings. Acronal EDGE 7685 is the corresponding recommendation for high performance in low cost-in-use formulations.

Source: BASF

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