Coatings Trends & Technologies
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Coatings Trends & Technologies
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Eric Broz

Eric Broz
Technical Marketing Manager
Lubrizol

Eric graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Malone College and an MBA from Cleveland State University. He has over 18 years of industrial experience working in the paints and coatings, and injectable pharmaceutical industries. During this time he has worked in a variety of different roles including paint formulation, quality assurance, marketing and product management. Eric has been with Lubrizol for nine years, where he is currently a Technical Marketing Manager supporting Resins and Polymers within the company’s Performance Coatings Group.

Waterborne Self-Matting Polyamide-Urethane Technology
As there is increased consumer demand for low-gloss coatings, Lubrizol has recently developed a water-borne, self-matting polyamide-urethane that meets the desired aesthetics without compromising performance. Lubrizol has developed new waterborne resin technology that utilizes polyamide-based polyols as the soft segment in polyurethane dispersions. Coatings based on this patented resin technology can provide solventborne-like performance including high levels of hardness, abrasion resistance and chemical resistance in an easy-to-use 1K waterborne system. This self-matting resin provides a low-gloss finish that has high performance and clarity without the use of conventional matting agents, such as waxes and silicas. This presentation will compare performance of these low-gloss coatings to coatings matted through traditional means, with application specific data presented for wood and metal applications.