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.
Michelman has established a joint venture (JV) with Maruyoshi Chemical Co. Ltd., a chemical trading company and a developer and manufacturer of specialty waterborne polyolefin emulsions based in Gifu, Japan.
Our February issue features a simplified method for producing high-performance solvent-free waterborne acrylic polyols with glycidyl neodecanoate technology, the effects of different curing methods on tack-free curing, the science of smart hydrophobic coatings, and more.