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Maflon is one of the leader in Fluoro-Carbon specialties, focused on fluorinated products and their applications.
Fluorosurfactants give excellent wetting, spreading and levelling properties in coating, cleaners and polish systems, mainly in all the applications where surface tension is an essential factor to determinate the performance of the final product.
On the other hand, fluoropolymers could create a durable and transparent protection on several surfaces like stone, wood, leather and textile, providing a highly effective defense against agents like water, oil, soil, food and beverages.
A specific research team is always looking for innovative solutions, trying to provide new and eco-friendly constituents that could make the difference once formulated, granting Maflon a constant growth during the recent years.
Alkanolamines, such as 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP) and 2-amino-2-ethyl-1,3-propanediol (AEPD), are commonly used as key stabilising agents in a wide range of waterborne paint formulations. The versatile performance of these Alkanolamines, and their synergistic effect with a wide range of commercial dispersing agents, can help formulators achieve optimum particle size distribution of titanium dioxide, which leads to ideal light scattering that drives dry film opacity. In addition, depending on the chemical structure of alkanolamines, the ability of scavenging VOC and Aldehydes support the improvement of the indoor air quality, which is part of the growing expectation of consumers. Moreover, the combination of registered biocides such as BIT or CMIT/MIT with few specific alkanolamines can enhance the in-can bioprotection during storage enabling a longer shelf lifes. This comprehensive work should help formulators to improve final dry film performances.
In 2020 it was publicised that titanium dioxide in powder form would be classed as a carcinogen. The classification comes with a lot of confusion for both manufacturers and users of titanium dioxide. We will find out this year when the classification will come into effect and the implications it will have on the coatings industry. Kevin will be explaining the options coatings users have and how Rakem are here to provide support and advice on the classification and offer alternatives in formulations.
Water Borne Coatings are the new challenges in the Marine&Protective Coating market.
The requirements in this market segment are significantly more challenging than in the conventional paint markets.
The presentation will give the latest information about wetting and dispersing additives with no negative impact on corrosion,
"Complex" defoamer technology for high build, bubble-free coating thicknesses and a new rheology additive with low in can viscosity, but high sag resistance and anti-settling performance.
Three innovations that make the difference.