Other Cognis innovations that will be the subject of presentations at the show include a new rheology modifier, based on Cognis’ patented star technology; new concepts for environmentally friendly film-forming additives; and a new defoamer based on vegetable oil.
Heinz-Günther Schulte, senior technology manager technology coating additives, will be speaking about a new Cognis defoamer derived from vegetable oil. This reduces coatings’ VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions so that they can obtain industry certifications that make them easier to market (for example, in Germany, coatings that incorporate the new defoamer should be classified as low-hazard decorative paints, having passed an SVOC test run by TÜV, a leader in independent testing and assessment services). The new defoamer combines superior environmental compatibility with the easy handling, storage stability and efficacy of conventional alternatives.
Thomas van der Koelen, technical manager architectural coating additives, will be at the show to provide information about a new associative rheology modifier from Cognis Functional Products. It is based on Cognis’ patented star technology and provides excellent handling and application performance in all aqueous formulations like paints, adhesives and printing inks.