TechFocus B Seminars

09:50 - 10:10

The Next Step in 2K Polyol Drying: Fast Cure, Versatility to the Max

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  • Andrew Teasdale Technical Service and Business Development Manager EMEA - allnex
10:10 - 10:30

Protection Without Compromise – Non Isocyanate Curing

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  • Markus Hallack Head Applied Technology Thermal Managing Coatings and Heat Stable Silicone Resins - Evonik
11:30 - 11:50

A Polymeric Anionic Pigment Dispersant – DEHSCOFIX® WT107

DEHSCOFIX® WT107 is a polymeric anionic dispersant from Innospec, it is specifically designed for efficiently dispersing pigments in aqueous systems. It works well with inorganic and organic pigments and allows high solid loading in the dispersions. It prevents flooding and agglomeration of pigment particles during storage. It has broad water hardness tolerance and is a low viscosity liquid that facilitates its incorporation in the high loading pigment systems. Its neutral amber colour enables its use in white/neutral colour applications. Thanks to the nature of the polymeric backbone, it imparts hydrophobicity in cured films.

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11:50 - 12:10

Advances in Hyperdispersant Technology for Waterbased Coatings

Lubrizol have developed Solsperse™ Hyperdispersants for many years, providing innovative solutions for pigmented systems in a wide variety of coatings applications. There is an ever-increasing demand for more environmentally friendly systems containing low levels of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), with the coatings industry shifting towards aqueous systems. We have developed a range of products with high polarity for use in waterbased coating applications, and today we focus on two of these products: Solsperse™ W100 provides improved dosage efficiency over market standards, low mill times and improved secondary characteristics such as corrosion resistance. Additionally, we have developed Solsperse™ W150, a 100% active flowable and biocide free dispersant that supports our customers labelling, sustainability and logistical needs.

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12:10 - 12:30

Valysis® – Validated Systems for Bespoke Formulations. Tailor-made Solutions in Epoxy Formulations to Deliver Commercial Success

In their presentation, Lake Coatings will introduce Valysis®, an innovative approach focused on collaborative partnerships to develop bespoke formulations, using validated systems. The Lake Innovation Services team will showcase the creation of tailored blends of solvent-based epoxy resins and curatives, targeting specific properties like adhesion, durability, and chemical resistance. Leveraging extensive experience and cutting-edge laboratory resources, Lake Coatings offers coatings manufacturers a distinct advantage in achieving commercial success. This innovative approach, grounded in deep epoxy technology expertise, promises to deliver custom solutions that meet the diverse needs of various industries.

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14:00 - 14:20

Sustainable Additive Solutions POWERING UP Future Developments for a Broad Range of Industries

Coating formulations are facing the strongest demands on sustainability measures of the past decades. With the industries increased focus to address environmental and health concerns, we used our comprehensive knowledge on chemicals to develop newest solutions to fill those requirements offering innovations to formulate the future.

In this presentation we will underline challenges and solutions with dedicated additive highlights as enablers to balance performance as well as environmental demands.

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14:20 - 14:40

TEGO® Guard 9000 – Quick Weather Resistance and Long Lasting Protection of Façade paints

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  • Oliver Peters Head of Applied Research and Development Architectural and Floor Coatings EMEA - Evonik
14:40 - 15:00

Next Gen Labeling-free, Carbon-based Substrate Wetting Agents

With Easy-Wet™ introduces new non-ionic, carbon based surface wetting agents, presenting perfect finishes through labelling- and silicone free chemistry. The wetting agents exhibit a good balance of low static and dynamic surface tension and helps to minimize defects in coating such as picture framing, cratering, pin holing, etc. Additionally Easy-Wet™ wetting agents are low in VOC and superior in reduced foam stabilization. Easy-Wet™ 300 is further inherently biodegradable based on OECD 302B protocols.

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  • Arjan Schaeffer Account Manager and Channel Partner Coordinator - Ashland Inc
16:00 - 16:40

Coatings Sustainability Challenges – Complexity and Dynamic Evolution

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09:30 - 09:50

PLIOTEC™ BR 10 for Flat Matt Paints with Burnish & Stain Resistance

Deep color flat matt finishes are gaining popularity due to their aesthetic appeal. These paints face challenges in achieving low VOC levels without compromising burnish resistance performance. Synthomer offers the perfect solution. Multiphase modified acrylics provides high hardness with good film formation at low VOC. PLIOTEC™ BR 10, has shown superior burnish resistance, allowing paint formulators to achieve top performance for matte paint finishes. This technology can also be extended to premium individual housing segments, especially kitchens, bathrooms, hospitals and children’s rooms. So, if you’re looking for a reliable solution for deep color matte finishes, Synthomer has you covered!

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  • Dirk Sühling Technical Service Manager Coatings North - Synthomer Deutschland GmbH
09:50 - 10:10

New Low Labelled Curing Agents for Epoxy Flooring Applications

The formulation of civil engineering systems such as epoxy floorings is facing several challenges such as more stringent Health & Safety requirements (labelling) next to delivering high quality products to end-users.

Westlake Epoxy will be presenting new hardeners that are meeting the newer legislation as well as offering excellent performance.

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10:10 - 10:30

Unique Metallic Effects Based on Structureless Effect Pigments

ECKART is a leading manufacturer of effect pigments based on aluminium, pearlescent, gold-bronze, iron, stainless steel, and zinc, supplying into a wide range of markets including paint, coatings (liquid & powder), printing inks, plastics, cosmetics and Additive Manufacturing

ECKART will present Unique Metallic Effects based on structureless Effect Pigments introducing the latest technology behind the next generation of aluminium, VMP and pearlescent pigments.  Highlights will include structureless highly brilliant aluminium pigments, the world’s finest aluminum pigment, new styling options with structureless aluminium pigments, latest coloured VMP Pigments and ultra  fine pearlescent pigments

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  • Daniel Fischer Marketing & Technical Service Industrial Coatings - ECKART GmbH
11:30 - 11:50

Sustainability Meets Protective Coatings – How Additives Boost The Performance of Modern Protective Coatings

Providing long-lasting performance in protective coatings and therefore contributing to a more sustainable future by protecting steel constructions, lead to further development of those coating systems in recent times. The trend towards water-based products but also low-solvent or solvent-free coatings is one of the most important drivers. This development leads to new requirements regarding additive performance. In this presentation it will be shown what challenges must be faced and how newest additive solutions can boost the performance of modern protective coatings.

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  • Lara Walter Head of Technical Service Marine and Protective Coatings - BYK Chemie
11:50 - 12:10

Rheological Behaviour of Urea Urethane in Water and High Polarity Solvent Based Model Systems

This study describes the rheological properties of a urea urethane based thickening agent developed at Synthron. Thickening effects are confirmed in water, and responses are checked in combination with different acrylic binders.  Thickening efficiency is also verified in a high polarity solvent based model system.  Viscosity recovery time is investigated using the 3iTT method (three interval thixotropy test) in both an acrylic binder and the high polarity solvent system, revealing information about the pseudoplastic / thixotropic nature of the rheology imparted.  An anti-sagging effect is also demonstrated in the model systems.

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  • Nick Wood Account Manager UK - Synthron, a division of Protex Chemicals Limited
12:10 - 12:30

The Role of HALOX Corrosion Inhibitors and LOPON Additives on Improving Sustainability in Coatings Formulation

The improvement of the sustainability of paint formulations became of big interest in recent years, not only due to an increased regulatory pressure but also due to an increased demand by the end-users. The term sustainability also contains an economic aspect, so increasing the for example the durability will also improve the overall sustainability of a coating formulation.

This presentation demonstrates how different additives can improve the sustainability of coatings. The durability of a metal coating may be increased by using less environmentally harmful corrosion inhibitors or even the use of bio-based organic inhibitors. How optimized tannin-stain inhibitors can increase tannin blocking resistance without impacting VOC and labelling. Further we will present a new VOC-optimized pH-adjusting agent, providing superior wetting and film-building properties.

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14:00 - 15:00

PRACTICAL SESSION: An Insight into Conducting an Effective Coating Survey: With an Introduction to the Latest Practical Equipment

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  • David Eyre Training Director - Corrodere Academy
  • Lucy Pavia Commercial Director - Corrodere Academy