Architectural coating materials can be a hugely profitable industry if your products are built to last. Chemoxy has the exclusive Coasol® and Estasol® chemical products that are incredibly useful in the production of architectural coatings.
Coasol® coalescing aids are biodegradable, non-toxic, non-VOC oxygenated solvents and are widely used in architectural coatings for functional and decorative coatings.
In decorative coatings where new formulations are required to meet the European Directive 2004/42/CE for low VOC paints, Coasol® is the perfect solution offering a cost effective, non-VOC solvent, non-HAP (non Hazardous Air Pollutant) and low odour alternative. It also gives good open time and reduces the minimum film formation temperature at low percentages.
In structural coatings, Coasol® has been proven to perform well for water resistance and dirt pick up. As Coasol® helps in the surface film formation, high gloss in waterborne paints can also be achieved.
Estasol® is an alternative as a non-VOC solvent according to its vapour pressure to replace solvents such as xylene, toluene, acetone and butyl acetate in solvent borne high solid coatings.
In decorative coatings where new formulations are required to meet the European Directive 2004/42/CE for low VOC paints, Coasol® is the perfect coalescing agent alternative offering a non-VOC solution with non- HAPs and low odour. It also gives good open time and reduces the minimum film formation temperature at low percentages. Coasol® has good hydrolytic stability in water based paints, together with its low viscosity and good wetting properties it has also demonstrated to help in the colour development and hiding power of pigmented paints. In structural coatings, Coasol® has proven to perform well for water resistance and dirt pick up.
Solvent Based Coatings
Coasol® and Estasol® are biodegradable and non- toxic oxygenated solvents widely used to reduce the VOC to achieve high solid compliant coatings with good performances and lower odour. Estasol® is a non- VOC according to its vapour pressure with high solvency that can be used with acrylic, polyester, epoxy, phenolic, cellulose, amines, urethane and poly butyral resins.
In low VOC and non VOC waterborne wood coatings, Coasol® helps with high film formation and allows high gloss and good film hardness for flooring and furniture applications. It has also given excellent results in water resistance tests. 2-Ethylhexyl Acetate is used for traditional nitrocellulose wood varnishes.
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