Eastman Chemical Company is poised to introduce its newest Solus™ performance additive, which is engineered to help formulators meet VOC, performance and productivity goals in waterborne coatings systems.
Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, is poised to introduce its newest Solus™ performance additive, Solus™ 3050, which is specifically engineered to help formulators meet VOC, performance and productivity goals in waterborne coatings systems. It’s scheduled to launch at the end of 2010.
Derived from natural and renewable cellulose material, Eastman Solus™ 3050 will be of interest to the automotive, industrial metal, and consumer electronics coatings markets.
Its performance benefits include smoother finish, optimal metallic flake control, better redissolve/strike-in resistance, superior flow and leveling, improved atomization, and greater adhesion to galvanized steel.
Additionally, it offers faster dry time and early hardness, application consistency over varying climatic conditions, improved wetting, increased sag resistance, and it enables flexibility in aluminum flake selection.
“Eastman continues to innovate with new technologies that further meet the global market needs,” says Erin Bernhardt, Eastman’s business manager for performance additives. “Waterborne systems are in demand internationally, and Eastman is working to ensure it offers a robust portfolio of compliant, high-performance additives that meet all of our customers’ needs.”
The Solus™ family of performance additives was developed to meet global market demand for coatings that deliver regulatory compliance with optimized performance and productivity. In addition to Eastman Solus™ 3050 for waterborne systems, the Solus™ performance additive family includes Solus™ 2100, for high-solids 2K systems such as refinish clearcoats, and Solus™ 2300, specifically engineered to enable higher solids for low-VOC solventborne coatings while delivering maximum performance and aesthetics.
For more information, visit www.eastman.com/Solus™.
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