Polymer Emulsion Made for DTM Coatings


Coating manufacturer Michelman (Cincinnati, Ohio) recently introduced ProHere A 03010, a new waterborne, low-VOC polymer emulsion for direct-to-metal coatings.

According to the company, ProHere A 03010 is a waterborne acrylic polymer emulsion that resists corrosion, and provides gloss as well as optical clarity. The new product can be used in formulating a single-layer, DTM coating, or a topcoat or primer in multi-coat systems. The emulsion also provides water resistance, as well as hardness, according to Michelman, and the company sees it as a component for feasible waterborne alternatives to more traditional solvent-borne DTM coatings.

The emulsion has a typical pH of eight to nine, with a minimum film-forming temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and is 49-51 percent non-volatile.

According to Michelman, the company's ProHere emulsions contain both polymer resins that can serve as organic binders, as well as lubricants and anti-scratch additives for metal processing and in-use lubricants.

“Waterborne coating systems continue to gain in popularity and acceptance. However, there are still many coatings market segments that are lacking in effective and low emission polymeric binder and surface additive options,” says Julien Verron, industry manager of Coatings Group at Michelman.

Michelman's ProHere line includes emulsions and dispersions for metal coatings.

For more information, go to http://www.michelman.com/.


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