Overcoming the Obstacles in Formulating Solvent-Based Low VOC Acrylic Two-Component Urethanes
The coating industry continually faces new challenges and opportunities in providing products that are more environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance. One such challenge involves the tightening of regulations pertaining to the potential amounts of solvents released into the atmosphere from applied coatings and finishes. This presentation addresses the various issues, formulation methodology and raw material types needed to overcome these obstacles for solvent-based two-component acrylic urethanes. The presentation includes a discussion of acrylic resin technology, present region VOC regulations and ingredients that coating formulators should consider when creating solvent-based low VOC acrylic urethane finishes.