Thursday, February 28 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Higher Performance, Higher Solids – A New Platform for High Solids Alkyds - Arkema

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Higher Performance, Higher Solids – A New Platform for High Solids Alkyds
Co-author: Jun Kim

In many market segments, alkyd technology offers a value proposition unmatched by other coating technologies.  As a result, alkyds maintain significant share in these segments.  Increasing market trends towards sustainability are creating a need to adapt the technology without sacrificing coating performance.  High solids, exempt solvents, and waterborne approaches are often evaluated when aiming to reduce the volatile organic content (VOC) of alkyd coatings.  Exempt solvents face limitations in odor, solubility, cost, flash point, and geographic compliance.  Waterborne performance is improving, however, gaps in performance and aesthetics still exist.  For the end-user, high solids approaches require the least investment and are often the simplest approach to meeting VOC targets.  Historically, moving to high solids has come with a compromise in dry time and hardness.  With this in mind, the authors of this paper have continued to advance high solids alkyds and developed a new alkyd platform.  This platform expands performance in the high solids space, and is useful for creating alkyds and modified alkyd polymers that offer low VOC, low viscosity, and fast dry benefits.  Differing from some other high solids approaches, this new platform is derived from readily available feedstock materials and is commercially viable.  This paper will review the versatility of this new technology platform and will demonstrate coating applications that can improve their performance/VOC balance using this development.  Applications span across both architectural and Industrial markets, including agriculture, construction, and earthmoving (ACE), maintenance, wood, and decorative coatings.

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Jeffrey Arendt

Coatings Group Leader, Arkema Coating Resins

Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Astor Grand Ballroom C - 2nd Floor