Industry News, Science and Technology, and Market Insight
The interior wood coatings market is made up of many different sub-segments, and products must be formulated to meet the performance expectations and needs of different end-use applications. One challenge the developers of all these products have in common is the shift to formulations with lower VOC and reduced formaldehyde content and odor. While some newer coatings are high solids solvent-based systems, the emphasis appears to be moving towards waterborne solutions. CoatingsTech spoke with industry representatives to gain insights into the current wood coatings market.
Polymer for Garage Floors
OMNOVA Solutions has launched a new epoxy-modified acrylic copolymer for 1K garage floor and concrete coatings. PLIOTEC GAR130 is designed for use in both colorant-based and clear low-VOC waterborne coatings. For more information, visit www.omnova.com
Fouling Control Tool
A new digital tool for the shipping industry has been developed to predict the potential fuel and CO2 savings offered by fouling control coating—before the coating has been applied. Learn more about AkzoNobel’s Intertrac Vision at www.akzonobel.com