The demand for raw materials is an important indicator for the development on the world markets. This can also be seen at the Solvay Group’s joint ECS Stand 9-341.
The demand for raw materials is an
important indicator for the development on the world markets. This can also be
seen at the Solvay Group’s joint ECS Stand
9-341. In addition to their product solutions – functional
additives and binders for coatings, emulsion paints and printing inks as well
as for high-performance polymers for surface protection – Solvay Chemicals and
SolVin from Germany and Solvay Bario e Derivati from Italy have shifted their
focus toward supply security and availability.
The functional additives
marketed by Solvay under the brand names of SOCAL® and WINNOFIL®
influence the rheological properties and improve the surface finish of
dispersion paint and printing inks, coatings, and adhesives and polymers.
presents a range of possible uses for
DIOFAN® PVDC latexes to the industry. In addition to their use in
sophisticated food and pharmaceutical packaging, areas like water-based,
corrosion-resistant coatings and building protection have been brought into
focus. Due to its excellent barrier to water vapor and oxygen permeation, and
to its good resistance to chemicals, the unique polymer polyvinylidene chloride
(PVdC) can also be used for interior work and modernizing bathrooms, washrooms
and saunas. In modern tiling systems, a liquid primer formulation based on
DIOFAN PVDC prevents water from penetrating walls. At just 0.15 to 0.3 mm, the
primary coat is comparatively thin but it is still thick enough to meet
international construction standards on waterproofing comfortably.
Italian affiliate Solvay Bario e Derivati is featuring its Blanc
Fixe range of barium sulfate, a well known and largely used filler for
industrial coating. The product range allows for a large number of flexible
solutions for formulating coatings both in automotive and industrial
applications, as well as in polymers, paper and batteries.