Horgen, Switzerland -- Dow Coating Materials is presenting a technical paper on the use of "Designed Diffusion" technology to reduce VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in hybrid acrylic/urethane coatings for furniture at the Furniture Coatings Conference in Berlin, Germany on 3 March 2010.
Guy Clamen, technical group leader for Industrial Coatings in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), will present "The Use of Designed Diffusion Technology in Binders for Furniture Coatings with Unique Properties," explaining how this new technology can help furniture coatings formulators maintain high coatings performance while satisfying recent EU directives on VOC emissions, Dow said 1 March.
"We took a designed diffusion technology approach for waterborne acrylic/urethane hybrid binders to help formulators achieve a unique combination of low film formation temperature and high hardness properties," Clamen said.
"This technology offers the performance of polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) at high acrylic levels in acrylic/urethane hybrids," he continued, adding that Dow will also share preliminary results that indicate how this technology can be extended to hydrophobic PUDs based on raw materials from renewable natural sources. (RD)"