Acrylic Resins suit ultra-low VOC coatings.

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Suited for 2-component concrete coatings, MAINCOTE™ AEH Acrylic Epoxy Hybrid combines weatherability and UV resistance of acrylics with chemical resistance of epoxies. Product offers tire pickup resistance in waterborne 2K concrete coatings as well as resistance to aggressive cleaning regimens. With VOC levels of 50 g/L or less, MAINCOTE™ 4950 Acrylic Resin is suited for direct-to-metal coatings. Product offers balance of hardness, corrosion, and durability, as well as architectural gloss.

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Dow Introduces New Resins for Ultra-Low VOC Coatings at SSPC 2015

New MAINCOTE™ Resins for concrete and metal address emerging trends in commercial building design and maintenance coatings

PHILADELPHIA —  In step with green building trends in commercial and institutional architecture, Dow Coating Materials (DCM) introduced two new resin technologies for low and ultra-low VOC coatings this week during the 2015 SSPC Conference and Exhibition. MAINCOTE™ AEH Acrylic Epoxy Hybrid combines the weatherability and UV resistance of acrylics with the chemical resistance of epoxies for two-component (2K) concrete coatings. Expanding on its offerings for direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings, DCM also launched MAINCOTE 4950 Acrylic Resin, an offering that combines three technical innovations in one binder for high performance with less VOC.

“Coatings are increasingly recognized as contributing to holistic green building design by helping enhance durability and protection properties,” said Mary Rose Correa, North American industrial coatings field marketing manager, Dow Coating Materials. “Our new MAINCOTE Resins build on the durability and protection properties of metal and concrete coatings while lowering VOC to low and ultra-low levels.”

MAINCOTE AEH Resin offers excellent tire pickup resistance in waterborne 2K concrete coatings, making it an excellent choice for commercial flooring and residential garage floors where high performance and ultra-low VOC is desired. For commercial and institutional wall applications, MAINCOTE AEH Resin offers excellent resistance to aggressive cleaning regimens while contributing to improved aesthetics in daylighted interiors.

“The use of natural lighting is a growing trend in green building that reduces the cost and carbon footprint associated with artificial lighting,” said Leo Procopio, technical service group leader, Dow Coating Materials. “In addition to lowering VOC to ultra-low levels, MAINCOTE AEH Resin adds the UV resistance that’s needed to fight the yellowing that can occur in daylighted interiors.”

Procopio will address low VOC coating innovations that can help create more sustainable industrial coatings on Thursday, February 5 at 8:30 a.m. during a mini session at The 2015 SSPC Conference & Exhibition.

Coatings regulations continue to evolve and create demand for solutions with even lower VOC. MAINCOTE™ 4950 Acrylic Resin provides high-performance at VOC levels of 50 g/L or less as compared to commercial products with equal or higher VOC levels.

“The breadth of coating applications in commercial architecture spans a wide range of regulatory requirements,” said Correa. “The broad utility of MAINCOTE 4950 allows us to offer a single resin solution that meets this wide range of requirements without sacrificing sustainability or performance.”

Compared to current DTM finish coats formulated at various VOC levels, MAINCOTE 4950 Resin offers an improved balance of hardness, corrosion and durability properties, as well as good architectural gloss and trim paint properties.

Dow Coating Materials is at the forefront of emerging trends and growing markets for industrial coatings. The business developed the first waterborne binder for direct-to-metal applications. Dow Coating Materials offers one of the largest portfolios of technologies and services for formulators of industrial coatings with a broad offering of products, as well as tailored solutions.

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