Formulate ultra-low VOC high solids solventborne and water-based architectural paints with new universal grinding medium from Allnex

Mandarin

Allnex
Square Marie Curie 11
B-1070 Brussels, Belgium

Jasmin Bisch (Marketing Communications)
+32.2.560.46.56

Brussels, June 20, 2013 –– Using the new universal ADDITOL® XW 6565 grinding medium from Allnex, manufacturers of water-based and solventborne architectural paints can develop high-performance tinted formulations while increasing process flexibility and reducing costs.

ADDITOL® XW 6565 is a universal, glycol-free, polymeric multifunctional grinding medium that has been specially developed for the production of low-VOC point-of-sale (POS) and in-plant colorants. It shows optimized pigment loading, outstanding weather durability, and excellent color performance. ADDITOL® XW 6565 is also Eco-label compliant for outdoor and indoor paint varnishes (2009/543/EC) (2009/544/EC).

Importantly, ADDITOL® XW 6565 allows the dispersion and stabilization of pigments without negatively influencing the final paint properties, and can be used in all direct grinding or slurry processes. It is modified with strong anchoring groups and has many advantages, such as a selective drying capacity, crosslinking ability, anti-settling and anti-floating effects, and compatibility with solventborne and water-based systems. Air dry paints formulated with ADDITOL® XW 6565 also benefit from improved humidity and blocking resistance.

The use of color pastes for paint formulation reduces manufacturing costs. Time-consuming processes, such as the mixing of small batches and expensive cleaning operations, are eliminated, and the number of raw materials, machinery occupancy, and space requirements can be reduced.

Grinding Media from Allnex are polymeric multifunctional additives developed to improve color paste quality and increase process flexibility vs. conventional grinding methods and standard dispersing additives.

To find out more about coating additive technology from Allnex, visit

http://www.allnex.com/additives

Corporate Profile

A global company with $1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is a leading supplier of resins and additives for architectural, industrial, protective, automotive and special purpose coatings and inks. We are recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and for offering the broadest portfolio of high quality products. Our product range entails innovative liquid resins & additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins & additives and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. With 16 manufacturing and 13 research & technology support facilities throughout the world, we provide responsive, local support to our customers, helping them to rapidly bring advanced coating solutions to the market.With its excellent pigment compatibility, color strength and low mill base viscosity, the new universal ADDITOL® XW 6565 grinding medium gives paint formulators confidence and manufacturing ease in multiple products and tinting operations.

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