26 OCT 2021 | 15 H CET | Online [Sponsored]
Ending the matting compromise
Ending the compromise: can new silica technology deliver matting agent efficiency while retaining catalyst activity?
When looking for a matting solution, synthetic silicas are often the preferred choice, thanks to their outstanding efficiency. But in many catalyzed polyurethane systems, that performance comes at a price: impaired cure response caused by reduced catalyst activity. Retaining adequate catalyst activity by accepting less efficient matting is an unsustainable compromise in today’s fast-paced coatings market.
Following extensive development work, chemists have revealed the panacea for this persistent matting dilemma. Finally – by drastically reducing catalyst impact – formulators can achieve an excellent cure response, superior matting efficiency and an outstanding sheen/gloss ratio.
It’s time to end the compromise. Join this exclusive webinar to discover this groundbreaking synthetic silica technology and the unique benefits of its application in coil and industrial coatings.
Technical Customer Services Manager Coatings, EMEAMatthias Märcz holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and earned his Ph.D. in material science and nanotechnology from the University of Oslo. He worked for more than 7 years in the paint industry in various roles, including senior material scientist and business development manager, before joining the Coatings Technical Customer Service Department at Grace in 2019. His expertise includes corrosion protection, mechanisms and different techniques of matting coatings with focus on polyurethane and epoxy technologies. He is currently employed as Technical Customer Service Manager for Coatings in the EMEA region.
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