Troy Corp.’s multifunctional Troysol™ LAC provides excellent wetting of low-energy and contaminated surfaces, resulting in strong adhesive bonding.
Complete substrate wetting must occur in order to obtain a strong adhesive bond. Effective wetting additives reduce the surface tension of the adhesive, enabling complete coverage of the substrate. Effective wetting additives are especially important for low-energy surfaces, which would otherwise resist coverage. In addition, if a substrate is contaminated, low-energy contaminant particles repel the adhesive, resulting in surface defects and a weakened bond. When an effective wetting additive is present, adhesives will wet any contaminants and/or low-energy substrates, thus creating a strong, unimpeded bond.
Troy Corp.’s multifunctional Troysol™ LAC provides excellent wetting of low-energy and contaminated surfaces, resulting in strong adhesive bonding. However, due to government regulations and consumer demand for environmentally compliant, green products, Troy has introduced Troysol ZLAC to fill the gap. HAPs-free, alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APE)-free ZLAC is a zero-VOC version of the traditional LAC product. It offers the same optimum substrate wetting performance as traditional LAC, but also enables the formulation of low-VOC aqueous adhesives products. ZLAC is a multifunctional, silicone-free wetting additive that improves substrate wetting, system flow and leveling, adhesion, gloss and color uniformity in aqueous coating, emulsion polymer, ink and adhesive applications.