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New Polyol Protects Industrial Floors

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Chemical manufacturing giant BASF has announced the release of a new polyol that is designed to increase the resistance properties of indoor flooring in demanding environments, such as industrial warehouses or sports complexes.

Its new Sovermol 830 falls under the Sovermol series of bio-based polyols, which are used for manufacturing extremely low-emission two-component polyurethane (2K PU) coatings for interior and exterior applications.

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BASF launched a new polyol designed to increase the resistance properties of indoor flooring in demanding environments, such as industrial warehouses or sports complexes.

An Aug. 25 news release from the company indicates that the resin is produced from renewable raw material and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), according to the Paints Directive 2004/42/EC.

This contributes to sustainable coatings that are extremely both stable and durable, it said.

Performance Properties

Of the performance properties of Sovermol 830, BASF says it exhibits excellent abrasion and impact resistance, water repellence, and curing characteristics, even in high-humidity and high-temperature environments.

And, given its high filling levels and low processing viscosity, Sovermol 830 helps to lower the overall cost of a formulation, the company added.

With a shore D hardness that exceeds 60, it is said the material can be walked on after one day, leading to shorter downtime and lower costs.

However, it is also extremely flexible, even at low temperatures, which inhibits the spread of cracks in the substrate, according tot he company.

In addition to its use in coatings for industrial floorings, BASF says the polyol can be used in coatings exposed to potable water and semi-structural adhesives.

BASF reports that it also offers coatings producers high-performance additives that can be combined with Sovermol 830, as well as cross-linkers and co-binders that can help an end user achieve the required mechanical properties.

BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments Division

The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide.

These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiber bondings, plastics, paper as well as for electronic applications such as displays.

With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Pigments division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them advance their formulations.

   

Tagged categories: Abrasion resistance; Asia Pacific; BASF; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coatings Technology; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Floor coatings; Latin America; North America

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