At the 2007 European Coatings show to be held May 8 through 10 in Nuremberg, Germany, Cognis’ Functional Products business unit will be presenting market-ready concepts for a variety of applications in the paints, coatings and inks industry. Among these will be the Sovermol range of naturally sourced, solvent-free polyols, and the latest Waterpoxy environmentally sound epoxy coatings systems.
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.