The combination of a high-Tg, hydrophobic, high-MW alkyd with the proper surfactants and levels can produce a highly corrosion-resistant DTM alkyd emulsion when formulated with select pigment dispersants.
AgriEsters (methyl soyate, palm and coconut esters) are a new, low-cost alternative that can help emulsify old solvent-based resins (bead acrylics, oil-based alkyds and polyterpenes), giving formulators new alternatives.
After completing installation of a new R&D pilot plant in December, Emerald Polymer Additives and Nitriles, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, appointed Brian Corrigan as Nitriles Account Manager to accelerate growth of the group’s Nychem™ latex emulsions line.
As a result of escalating costs of basic raw materials, EPS is electing to increase prices of all acrylic, vinyl acrylic and styrenated latex emulsions 6 cents/lb effective February 1, 2014, or as contract terms permit.
Our March issue features a new eco-friendly carbon black, a fast-dry DTM alkyd emulsion with excellent corrosion resistance, and information on evaluating the flow behavior of coatings. March is also our European Coatings Show issue, which pre-show coverage and Exhibits-in-Print.