Waterborne

New Waterborne Coatings Formulations with Liquid EPDM Dispersion

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Liquid ethylene propylene diene rubber (L-EPDM) has been known in the coatings industry for many years. These elastomers have found utility in ambient cure liquid-applied roof coatings. These resins, formulated into waterborne liquid coatings, may be cured with peroxides, metal driers, or UV radiation and can be used in ambient maintenance coatings for flat or low-slope roofs.

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Formulating High-Performance Waterborne Acrylic Direct-to-Metal Coatings Under 25 g/L VOC

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Waterborne direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings for the protection of steel infrastructure are currently in demand because they allow the end user to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, promote higher safety standards, and take advantage of sustainable technology. Raw material and formulation modifications necessary to reach low-VOC content must be carefully designed, as typical approaches often lead to trade-offs in properties...

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Challenging Preservation Options: Towards Biocide-free Waterborne Coatings via Innovative Binders and Additives

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Increasing regulatory restrictions mean that there are limited preservation options currently available to the paint and coatings industry for both in-can and dry-film preservation. Experimental binders and thickeners that are more robust to microbial spoilage offer a potential solution and pass challenge testing even when formulated into waterborne paints.

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Novel Cashew Nutshell Liquid-based Waterborne Curing Agents Designed for High-Performance and Low-VOC Protective Epoxy Coatings

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A series of zero-volatile organic compound (VOC) waterborne epoxy curing agents based on cardanol, a non-food chain and renewable biomaterial, has been developed to meet stricter regulation, as well as high-performance requirements. This article presents the latest performance studies of applying those new Cashew Nutshell Liquid-based waterborne curing agents in typical formulations for heavy duty, industrial, and transportation coatings applications....

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