BASF offers new raw materials at European Coatings Show
“We look forward to using the ECS trade fair, which is going to take place in Nuremberg from April 4 to 6, to present various innovative solutions at booth 523 in hall 7A,” says Christoph Hansen, head of BASF’s Dispersions & Resins Europe business unit.
Corrosion protection for metal coatings
The new water-based “Acronal Pro 7600” acrylic dispersion provides light to medium corrosion protection (categories C2 to C3) for industrial metal coatings. The binder offers an environmentally compatible drop-in solution that does not contain APEO and replaces “Acronal Pro 760”, the current market standard. The new product can be used for all current applications such as airless, brush, roll or dip.
Rheology and stabilisation of flowable mortars
Self-flowing mortars help to save time and money at building sites. The powdery “Melflux” superplasticisers and stabilisers from the “Starvis” range that are used for floor screeds and self-leveling underlayments exhibit good flow behaviour and stabilise mineral particles. The stabiliser prevents unwanted effects such as sedimentation or bleeding. “Starvis”-based mortar products are robust when it comes to water and raw material fluctuations: They improve the quality of floor constructions and help to avoid complaints at construction sites. Since the products can be combined with “Melflux” superplasticisers, they enable a rheology profile that is individually geared towards customer requirements.
Environmentally compatible dispersion for interior paints
With the “Acronal 6292” dispersion, paint manufacturers are enabled to produce interior paints with high wet scrub resistance. The water-based styrene-acrylate binder is a high-quality alternative to the conventional technologies and facilitates the formulation of environmentally compatible interior paints: The dispersion is a low-odor product that neither contains ammonia nor coalescents.
Efficient defoamer for water-based systems
Foam formation is a common problem occurring during production and processing of paints and coatings. To avoid such problems, BASF has added a new defoamer to its range of formulation additives that is based on organo-modified polysiloxanes – the “Foam Star SI 2240”. Apart from its strong defoaming effect, the product shows broad compatibility with different binder systems and good long-term stability and efficiency. It is registered worldwide and can, among other applications, be used in water-based architectural coatings, industrial coatings and paints as well as in pigment concentrates. In addition, the defoamer complies with specific FDA and EU requirements for food contact and is therefore suited for printing and packaging applications.
Kaolin-based product for architectural paints applications
With the launch of kaolin-based “Mattex Pro”, BASF continues to develop new technology with focus on sustainability. The product enables paint formulators to eliminate flatting agents and crystalline silica containing minerals while simultaneously providing simpler formulations and the same high-performance results with less TiO2.