Wood Coatings

Anti-Scratch Additive for Water-Based Wood Coatings

Wood Cabinets
Demand for high-performing, water-based coatings continues to be the trend throughout the many coatings market segments. Wood flooring, cabinetry, and furniture coatings segments are a major component of this movement. To support this transition, development of innovative solutions is required to provide improved coatings performance. End users are seeking increased durability and lower environmental impact, which comes with water-based technology....

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Durability Improvement Underlies Much Coating Innovation

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The main objective of most coatings is to both protect and decorate. The balance that must be achieved between decoration and durability depends on application. Even so, the durability of paints and coatings continues to be a key performance characteristic. Therefore, improving durability is always an important goal of new product development efforts. The challenge is to provide performance over...

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Sustainable, Low-Emissions, High-Performance Polyols for Wood Floor Coatings

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The industrial wood coatings space is undergoing some challenges and changes while continuing to grow. The development of sustainable, low-emissions, high-performance wood floor coating technologies continues to be of high interest to the coatings industry. Sustainable content in these coatings contributes to an improved environmental footprint, while low-emission compositions improve the indoor air quality and thereby the health and well-being...

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Book Review—Wood Coatings: Chemistry and Practice

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Wood Coatings: Chemistry and Practice is a comprehensive book on all aspects of wood coatings. It provides a holistic perspective that includes a brief history and development, basic market metrics, trends and needs (including social trends driving needs for coatings), introductory science of wood materials, wood coating types (including binder chemistry and formulation ingredients), pretreatments, application processes, drying conditions, wood...

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Novel Oil Modified Urethane for Wood Flooring Applications

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Vegetable oil modified urethane (OMU) has been widely used in wood flooring applications for many decades. Due to tightening volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations in recent years, the market has been slowly shifting towards waterborne systems. However, most of the current waterborne OMUs either still contain N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), or the VOC is still relatively high at 135–250 g/L, while the...

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Inherent Matte Polyurethane Dispersions as Matting Agents

Inherent Matte Polyurethane Dispersions as Matting Agents
Low-gloss coatings have been attracting increasing interest in recent years.1 Not only for wood substrates is this trend seen, but even matte coatings for plastic and vinyl composite tile (VCT) can be found in various markets to enhance the appearance or reduce glare. In the case of wood coatings, many consumers have grown to appreciate the more natural look of...

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Isocyanate-Free Polyurethane Technology for Wood Coating Applications: Approaches to Reducing VOC in Clearcoat Formulations

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Industrial wood surfaces, such as furniture and cabinetry, require coatings to help protect and extend their life. Polyurethane coatings provide enhanced appearance, stain and chemical resistance, as well as exterior durability. When formulated as ambient cure systems, traditional two-component polyurethanes typically must balance cure speed for pot life. This article describes clearcoat formulations using a novel nonisocyanate polyurethane technology based...

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New Options for Older Decks

New Options for Older Decks
The conversion of outdoor areas into extensions of indoor living spaces has been a growing trend ever since the economic slowdown in 2008/2009. During that period, instead of taking expensive vacations, people spent time at home and made maximum use of their backyards, decks, and patios. As wages have remained stagnant and consumer purchasing power has declined, many homeowners continue...

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