Sepiolite based additive with photocatalytic self-cleaning properties designed to be used in different systems such as mortars, cement, ceramics, glazes, paints and coatings. The ADINS Clean additive is available in powder or liquid form (previously dispersed in a water-base solution).
Organically and inorganically modified high purity ultrafine sepiolite, a natural occurring needle-like silicate. Designed to enhance char layer properties and decrease heat and smoke release.
Product is available with various coatings.
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Matting agent in solvent-based coatings, provides texturing, special soft touch, very uniform appearance, improved surface hardness, possibility to blend with different Coathylene grades, also used in water based coatings to improve surface hardness.
- Wood coatings
- Parquet lacquers
- Coatings for plastics
- Coil coatings
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Multi-wall CNT for electrical conductivity and mechanical improvement in coatings and plastics; appropriate for antistatic applications; masterbatches for epoxy and waterborne as well as thermoplastics and elastomer applications available.
IONPURE is a soluble glass containing anti-microbial metal ions. Highly safe and heat resistance to create antmicrobial coatings and paints for hospitals, aeroplanes, etc.
For further information, please have a look at: http://www.ishizuka.co.jp/english/material/antimicrobial/
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NanoArc® Aluminum Oxide for SCRATCH and MAR RESISTANCE
- Ready to use dispersions in water and different solvents are available -
Nanophase utilises a fully-scaled, patent protected plasma based technology to manufacture discrete, fully crystalline nanoscale aluminum oxides. NanoArc® aluminum oxide contains no secondary structure, enabling the primary particles to be surface treated with a stability package designed for the particle/liquid interface. This technology platform enables significantly improved transparency and performance.
Main Benefits for your coating:
- Long term Scratch and Mar Resistance
- Stable ready to use dispersion (water and different solvents are available)
- Safe to use
- Enhanced Surface Protection
- Prevent scuffing, marring, rub-off, light scratching, and other damage
• Low impact on coating transparency
• No appreciable haze on clear substrates
• Negligible haze on opaque substrates
- Cabinet and Furniture Coatings
- Electronic Coatings
- Graphic Arts
NanoArc® fits the challenging industrial requirements
Improving scratch and mar resistance in thin, transparent radiation cured coatings is an ongoing challenge. Aluminum oxide, a well-know additive for improving scratch and mar resistance, is now available in nano and submicron sizes specifically designed for coatings applications. Formulating with NanoArc® aluminum oxide dispersions is a cost effective method for improving a variety of scratch resistant properties that meet the rigorous requirements of clear coatings for wood, laminates, electronics and graphic arts. NanoArc® aluminum oxide dispersions are designed to maintain discrete primary particle stability throughout the coating-a key factor for success.
Additional benefits include:
- Discrete, non-agglomerated particles in ready-to-use dispersions
- Superior performance for resistance to scuffing, marring, rub-off and other damage to film surface
- Minimal effect on transparency or gloss of coatings
- Improves hardness without loss in mechanical properties of film
- Does not migrate or bloom
- No appreciable effect on coefficient of friction
- No effect on recoat ability
- Effective at low loading levels
The difference of NanoArc® product to conventional additives
- Dispersions are ready-to-use format
- Low loading levels-0.25 to 2 wt-% on resins solids
- Safe to handle
- Improves gloss retention
- Do not migrate or bloom
- Does not effect recoat ability
- Performance with increased temperature
- No effect on mechanical properties
- Coefficient of friction
- Improved hardness (8-9 Mohs)
Commercial Product range from 20nm - 800nm:
- Tailor-Made adjustments with different fluids are possible -
Highly concentrated dispersions of NanoArc® alumina nanoparticles, ranging from 20 to 800 nm, are available in water, solvent, acrylate monomer and other dispersions
NanoArc® alumina dispersions are stable and compatible with UV-cured, water, and solvent based coating formulations
The NanoArc® alumina particles provide scratch resistance at relatively low loading levels (0.5 - 1.0 wt%)
The NanoArc® alumina particles outperform conventional silicone, silica and wax-based additives in UV-cured coatings
A combination of nanoparticle expertise and application knowledge allows a step changing performance in coatings to be realised.
Incorporating NanoArc® zinc oxide provides long-term protection from harmful UV radiation in harsh environments. NanoArc® zinc oxide provides full spectrum UV absorption to improve the stability of coated substrates. It also provides long-term protection because zinc oxide is non-migratory and photostable.
- Ready to use dispersion (in water and different solvents)
- Safe to use
- Significantly increases the performance of standard UV/HALS Additives
- Compatible with common UV protection Additives
Discrete, non-agglomerated particles in dispersions
Broad absorption spectrum for UV-A to UV-B
Minimal effect on transparency or gloss of coatings
Compatible with water, solvent, and high solids formulations
Incorporating NanoArc® Zinc Oxide provides long-term protection from harmful UV radiation in harsh environments. NanoArc® Zinc provides full spectrum UV absorption to improve the stability of coated substrates, it also provides long-term protection because Zinc Oxide is non-migratory and photostable.
- Low/zero VOC coatings
- Transparent/Semi-transparent wood stains
- Architectural paints
- Plastics coatings
- Automotive coatings
- Industrial topcoats
- Wood coatings
- Marine and Maintenance coatings
- Coil coatings
- Electronics coatings
Cost effective solution
Reducing the amount of your common UV/HALS Absorber by 50% and adding e.g 1% NanoArc® ZnO increases the performance significant without a price increase of the final formulation.
In this example:
Control: Without any UV absorber
UVA/HALS: Standard UV/HALS Additive
Optimised: Combination of UV/HALS Additive + NanoArc® ZnO
Mode of action
Benefits of NanoArc® Zinc Oxide Dispersions UV radiation is known to contribute to the chemical modification of exposed coating surfaces, resulting in loss of gloss, color change, chalking, flaking, and eventually destruction of film. NanoArc® Zinc Oxide dispersions are designed to maintain discrete primary particle stability throughout the coating-a key factor for success.
For the increasing demands of UV resistance, NanoArc® Zinc Oxide is available in a variety of particle sizes. Loading levels of 1 to 4 wt% zinc oxide based upon total resin solids provide uncompromising UV protection with excellent gloss retention. Clarity requirements, coupled with absorption requirements, must be taken into consideration when choosing the appropriate NanoArc® Zinc Oxide dispersion.
NanoArc® Zinc Oxide Weathering Results
NanoArc® Zinc Oxide offers improved weatherability and longevity of exterior coatings. Formulations made compatible with NanoArc® Zinc Oxide dispersions result in reduced Delta E variation over the course of accelerated exposure studies.
Commercial Product range from 20nm - 800nm:
– Tailor-Made adjustments with different fluids are possible –
Nanophase offers a range of zinc oxide particle sizes in a variety of dispersion media to ensure compatibility for your project requirements. NanoArc® Zinc Oxide nano-particles are predispersed to their primary size, therefore, can be added at any point to the liquid portion of the formulation.
NanoArc® Zinc Oxide Commercial Products:
Full range of hollow and solid glass beads for paints & coatings-, building & construction- and plastic applications; increase of scratch and abrasion resistance, matting effect, improved flow properties, thermal and acoustic isolation as well as weight reduction. Compatible with existing UV systems without influence on curing properties.
Potters is the largest producer of glass microspheres in the world, with a global network of 23 production plants throughout Europe, North and South America and Australasia. For over 90 years, Potters Europe has been researching and developing Glass Microspheres for use in the functional fillers industry and are fully compatible with polyesters, epoxies, phenolic resins, urethanes, plastisols, thermoplastics and latex; concrete and other building materials.
Solid and Hollow Glass Microspheres are unique additives for improving properties of thermoplastic and thermosetting resin systems. Formulators in Automotive, Aerospace, Chemical, Electronic, Industrial, Engineering and other industries are using Microspheres to enhance performance and reduce reject rates in production.
These glass microspheres are available in many particle sizes, densities and strengths to meet specific requirements.
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White to yellowish chlorinated paraffin in different concentrations in liquid, powder or granular form. Excellent fire retardant with good anti-aging properties. Widely used in rubber and plastic products, e.g. conveyor belts, cables, polyester, glass fibre reinforced plastics, polystyrene, polyethylene and epoxy resins.