New Product Announcement: Waterborne Coating Molecule


Specialty ingredients producer Advancion recently announced the launch of DMMOPA, a formulating ingredient for water-based resins, automotive and industrial coatings, inks and more.  

According to the company’s release, the new etheramine has a specific combination of properties that can provide performance advantages to address concerns surrounding energy consumption.

The release adds that, in recent years, the transition from solvent-borne to waterborne technologies has helped reduce VOC content and improve the sustainability of industrial and automotive coatings formulations.

As this continues, Advancion explains that manufacturers and formulators are challenged to optimize the performance of waterborne industrial coatings and reduce energy consumption during the critical application and curing process.

“The DMMOPA molecule was designed with several key properties valuable to formulators looking to improve manufacturing, application and dry-film performance in waterborne industrial formulations,” said Dr. Romain Severac, Global Technical Director, Paints and Coatings.

“This includes a high pKa for efficient neutralization; high volatility leading to better chemical resistance, water resistance and stain resistance of dry films; a wide solubility range; and excellent compatibility with commonly used binder systems. In addition, DMMOPA is supplied in anhydrous form and offers an inert tertiary amine functionality, making it suitable as a catalyst and in reactive 2K systems.”

According to the release, in certain waterborne industrial and automotive applications, coatings formulations with DMMOPA cured faster and harder and had an improved solvent resistance at a reduced curing temperature compared to other formulations.

Lower curing temperatures can reportedly provide a positive impact on cutting down application cycle time, energy use and overall costs, also supporting the development of multi-substrate coatings to be used on both metal and plastic surfaces.

“We’re thrilled to introduce a new-to-market molecule that not only provides industrial coatings and ink formulators with novel functionality and utility as a multifunctional neutralizer, catalyst and additive, but also reflects Advancion’s commitment to innovation,” said Scott C. Johnson, Global Business Manager, Paints and Coatings.

“Even when used at a very low percentage of the overall total formulation, DMMOPA is shown to have a dramatic impact on overall performance of a formulation, including enhanced hardness and solvent resistance in automotive coatings; improved durability and corrosion resistance in industrial latex paints; and decreased water sensitivity in industrial ink applications.”

Advancion states that DMMOPA is now available in North America, Europe and select Asian and South American markets. It iss reportedly listed under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency TSCA Inventory and is a REACH-registered substance.

Additionally, the product has reportedly completed the initial registration process in China.


Tagged categories: Additives; Asia Pacific; Automotive coatings; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coatings; Coatings Technology; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Formulating; Industrial coatings; Latin America; Low-VOC; New Product Spotlight; North America; Resins; VOC content; VOC emissions; Water-borne; Waterborne coatings; Z-Continents

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