At Booth #1911, Air Products is introducing two new superwetting surfactants and one new pigment dispersant for use in the coatings industry. These new alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) free surfactants are designed to deliver improved value and superior performance versus competing products.
Both Dynol™ 800 and 810 surfactants were engineered to eliminate defects on difficult-to-coat substrates. They can offer superior performance versus silicones and fluorosurfactants with the environmental benefit of zero APEs, VOCs, HAPs or solvents. Dynol 800 surfactant offers especially improved performance in wood and plastic coatings, while Dynol 810 surfactant enables exceptional performance in printing inks and overprint varnishes. Both products can provide premium surface tension reduction while helping to control foam and are easy to handle and formulate.
Zetasperse® 3600 dispersing additive was developed for broad utility across typical organic and carbon black pigments and has shown robust performance with globally sourced pigment grades. Designed as a multifunctional dispersant, it can not only provide exceptional pigment dispersion and stabilization, but can also be used as a grind aid for aqueous architectural coatings, colorants and inks. Zetsperse 3600 dispersing additive is an effective and cost-efficient dispersant designed to simplify formulations while reducing manufacturers’ need for complex formulation optimization.
“Air Products’ experience in surface science continues to drive innovative and environmentally conscientious solutions for our coatings customers,” said Solomon Lemma, Global Business Manager, Specialty Additives and Personal Care, for Air Products. “These new additives for the coatings industry can provide improved performance while eliminating or significantly reducing pollutants such as APEs and VOCs.”