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International Exhibition
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ABRAFATI 2017: ADDING VALUE TO THE COATINGS SUPPLY CHAIN

As the largest coatings industry event in Latin America and one of the most important of its kind around the world, ABRAFATI 2017 (Congress and Suppliers Exhibition) is going to bring together those businesses and professionals that are most representative of the supply chain. With the activities involved and the results it will deliver to participants, the trade show is going to contribute to adding value to the industry and its products, moving it forward and expanding the recognition of its importance by the consumer market and society alike.

Current and future demands from the coatings supply chain and users of their products will be under discussion, as innovations are introduced which will contribute to evolutionary leaps and enhance the perceived benefits of using paints and coatings.

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ABRAFATI – The Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association was created in 1985 by a group of coatings manufacturers in order to provide the industry with a modern and independent entity to act in all fields and situations in which a collective action by the coatings industry was needed.
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July 23, 2017

BYK to build new integrated site in Shanghai

in RELEASE EXPOSITOR

by Fabio Humberg

BYK Additives & Instruments, one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments, yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new integrated site located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.

The company is investing over 30 million euros in the new site, which combines R&D, technical services, logistics, and administrative functions under one roof and forms the basis for the continued expansion of BYK's business operations in Greater China and the whole Asia-Pacific region.
The ceremony was attended by Jinhua Hou, Deputy Director of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administrative Commission; Gerd Judith, Managing Director BYK Additives & Instruments; Albert von Hebel, BYK’s Chief Financial Officer; and Dr. Dechun Fu, Managing Director BYK Greater China, as well as other distinguished guests.

"As a major step forward for our company, the construction of the integrated site in Shanghai is of strategic significance for the future long-term development of BYK and the ALTANA Group at large. This investment will ensure our long-term leadership in terms of R&D, customer services, manufacturing, and logistics capabilities, providing optimum products and services to our customers," says Dr. Fu Dechun, Managing Director BYK Greater China.

Gerd Judith draws particular attention to the planned application laboratories that will conform to BYK’s global standards: "We will be equipping the labs with advanced chemical synthesis equipment and precision analytical instruments and bolstering the local R&D team. We also plan to gradually introduce the latest technologies, customizing products to meet local customers’ needs".

The construction of the new site, which covers an area of over 50,000 square meters is scheduled to become operational in the second half of 2018.
BYK has recorded a healthy growth in recent years. The company has also enriched its polymer additives production lines through the acquisition of Addcomp Holland BV and PolyAd Services. In 2016, BYK's global sales reached 909 million euros, with double-digit growth in sales achieved in Greater China.

 

About BYK Additives & Instruments:
BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.
The coatings, inks, and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with the production of oil and gas, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes. Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss, and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic, and paper products and are an important part of quality control.
As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg, Schkopau and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Rochester Hills, Earth City (USA) and Tongling (China).
Today the company employs around 2,100 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.

July 17, 2017

Registrations to Watch the Congress Now Open

in EXPRESS

by Fabio Humberg

Event to have a broad, high-quality program with 90 lectures over three days.

You can now register to watch the 15th International Coatings Congress, which is taking place on October 3 through 5 in São Paulo as part of ABRAFATI 2017.

Featured lectures will be highlighting the latest of innovations that add value to coatings, from raw materials and formulation to technology applications, to performance enhancement, to functionalities and several other aspects.

Renowned experts from Brazil and abroad will be presenting their studies and research as part of a broad program comprising 90 lectures, three plenary conferences, seminars on radiation curing and on responsible consumption and use of solvents, and also dozens of papers at the Poster Session.

“The thorough assessment and selection process carried out by our Science Committee makes the Congress a unique opportunity to see in person the state of the art in research and development in the field of paints and coatings. Because it enables people to share knowledge and discuss innovative solutions, while being an important networking space, taking part in it certainly brings value to all professionals in the industry,” Telma Florêncio, director of Corporate Events at ABRAFATI, stresses.

In keeping with the concept of “early bird rate” which is standard practice for events all over the world, early registrations will be granted up to 20 percent off the full rate.

May 29, 2017

Ringier honors BYK with two innovation awards

in RELEASE EXPOSITOR

by Fabio Humberg

BYK is delighted to have received two accolades from China: Ringier Trade Media, the publisher of “Coatings and Inks China”, has recognized BYK in the categories “2017 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards - Coatings Industry” and “Innovators of the Year”. The public and jury, comprising seven experts from the Chinese coatings industry, was impressed by a new additive from BYK: BYK-3565, which positively affects the wetting and leveling of the subsequent coating layer in multilayer coatings, was voted the winner in the category “2017 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards - Coatings Industry” by a large majority.
The jury was equally impressed by the work of the international and interdisciplinary research teams, with the result that the researchers could look forward to a further award, that of “Innovators of the Year”.
“We are thrilled with this double distinction because it confirms that we are on the right path of successfully meeting the various demands and challenges of the coatings industry with state-of-the-art additive technology and new concepts,” Dr. Horst Sulzbach, BYK’s CTO, states.
BYK-3565 is the logical development of BYK-3560, a hydrophilic additive that is also based on macromer technology. The challenge consisted not only in increasing the surface energy unilaterally but also in visibly improving the coating’s anti-crater properties. “After numerous test runs, we were able to perfectly balance the hydrophilic and hydrophobic components of the additive, which was the key to success,” Dr. Guillaume Jaunky, Head of the Surface Technology Group at BYK, affirms.

About BYK Additives & Instruments:
BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.
The coatings, inks and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with the production of oil and gas, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes. Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic and paper products and are an important part of quality control.
As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg , Schkopau and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville and Rochester Hills (USA) as well as in Tongling (China).
Today the company employs around 2,100 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.

May 18, 2017

Archroma launches Mowilith® POWDER 2702 re-dispersible polymer powder for…

in RELEASE EXPOSITOR

by Fabio Humberg

• Mortars offer enhanced performance over 2K and other polymer alternatives

• Fast and practical use: Needs only water; easier application and reliable handling

• Economical, lower-weight packaging for reduced environmental impact

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, announces the launch of Mowilith® POWDER 2702 re-dispersible polymer powder (RDP), a ground-breaking innovation to support the introduction of highly-practical and sustainable 1K (one-component) premium-performance waterproofing mortars for building and construction applications.

New Mowilith® POWDER 2702 cost-effectively improves the key properties of cement-based formulations, such as adhesion and hydrophobicity (water repellence). It achieves enhanced waterproofing performance in comparison to both traditional 2K (two-component) systems and to other polymers available for waterproofing mortars. Compared to existing polymers, it also delivers outstanding semi-flexibility which results in less mortar cracking and therefore better overall sealing performance for 1K systems.

A 1K dry-mix mortar with Mowilith® POWDER 2702 offers the market a combination of performance, handling and sustainability-related benefits that set it apart from standard 2K systems based on dry mortar and a liquid dispersion.

The 1K pre-packed dry-mix is easy to prepare and to apply. It requires only water to be added to the dry component at the worksite to achieve a mortar with the desired consistency for easier user application. Importantly, thanks to the RDP, the mortar can be re-dispersed after contact with water for later use. As water is easy to dose, particularly with a pre-supplied dosage recipient, this also creates less potential for user error too.

The advanced 1K option has environmental and logistic-related benefits over a 2K system. From a packaging perspective, only one plastic packet of dry fillers is needed per box instead of a dry mix bag and a liquid bag. This lessens the amount of plastic and content weight is reduced by up to 30%. By enabling a smaller box size, less warehouse storage space is needed. In addition, a purely dry-mix package is easier and more save to transport than liquid contents.

Waterproofing mortar made with Mowilith® POWDER 2702 can be applied over concrete, ceramic and concrete blocks, cement and other cementitious bases in the following fields of application: Wet and wettable areas; buried structures such as tanks and pools; internal and external walls; and underground foundations and baseboards.

Mowilith® POWDER 2702 meets the requirements for being approved to potable water reservoirs. The new development qualifies for Archroma's low emission concept, being APEO-free, solvent-free, ammonia-free, low odor, low VOC and low in formaldehyde content.

Luciana Fonseca, Head of Product Management and Business Development, Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants Business, Archroma, comments: "1K waterproofing mortars offer environmental and simplified-handling advantages for the building and construction sector. Add to that the performance boosts made possible by our Mowilith® POWDER 2702 and you have an innovation to viably extend 1K systems to the market. A specific customer has already tested and proven the benefits, so much so that they are all set to introduce a new product based on this solution. It's a positive, sustainable step forward for the industry which we are pleased to support."

May 16, 2017

Congress to Display Innovative Studies and Developments

in EXPRESS

by Fabio Humberg

Solutions concerning ways of adding value to paints and coatings are going to be highlighted in the program, which is also to comprise over a hundred papers by experts from all over the world.


The Science Committee for the 15th International Coatings Congress has begun its review of submitted papers with a view of putting together a program consisting of lectures and poster presentations. The papers entered for review are characterized by high technical quality, an innovative profile, and technological development, and are also in line with the main goal of the show, which is to add value to paints and coatings.

In the limelight are going to be studies involving coatings designed for all sorts of applications and covering quality- and performance-related themes, such as durability, strength, hiding power, and drying technologies, as well as the role coatings play in fighting corrosion.

With a powerful, innovative profile, the ensemble of papers received also underscores major contributions to advancements in areas like application of nano-technology, the latest solutions in microbiology, use of raw materials from renewable sources, reuse of industrial process waste, improvement in indoor air quality, and energy efficiency in buildings.

As part of ABRAFATI 2017, the International Coatings Congress is taking place on October 03 through 05 at São Paulo Expo. It is going to be a three-day trade show featuring 90 lectures plus dozens of papers at the Poster Session, the ABRAFATI-RadTech Seminar on Radiation Curing, and four Plenary Sessions conducted by globally recognized industry personalities.

April 18, 2017

Clariant completes color range of “super-transparent” pigment preparations

in RELEASE EXPOSITOR

by Fabio Humberg

• For fast color design of metallic & mineral effect shades
• For coloration of consumer goods, wood, glass and coil coatings
• Supports lifestyle trend direction in 3C applications, car refinish, sports gear and more

 

Clariant unveils Hostatint™ A 100-ST, a range of super-transparent preparations based on non-halogenated pigments to support the eye-catching metallic and mineral effects as well as new shades for surface and contour enhancements so desired for today’s lifestyle products.

Launched at European Coatings Show 2017, the new Hostatint A 100-ST range features nine ready-to-use, highly-transparent pigment preparations that offer the entire color circle to solvent-based paint systems. Very fine pigment particles, excellent dispersion and long-term stabilization are the prerequisites to enhance effects with color intensity similar to dyes but with very high light and weather fastness, and no migration or bleeding.

In addition to its performance benefits, Hostatint A 100-ST helps the coatings industry to open up manufacturers’ creativity options. For electronics OEMs, the halogen-free pigment molecules support the formulation of bright green color shades that meet industry restrictions on halogen content.

Industrial coatings with the super transparency of Hostatint A 100-ST can be used to add a quality appeal to applications by emphasizing the visibility of a substrate such as glass, wood or metal. Super transparent colored coatings, virtually invisible over a black substrate, are also particularly effective in highlighting black/color contrast.

Hostatint A 100-ST pigment preparations are easy and safe to use. They have low viscosity, are widely compatible with solvent-based paint systems, and a very high flashpoint results in safer storage, transportation and handling. The stability of the colorants contributes to a long shelf life.

Bernhard Stengel-Rutkowski, Senior Global Technical Marketing Manager at Clariant, comments: “From cellphones to bikes and cars, metallic and mineral effect shades are becoming increasingly important for industrial applications. There’s also growing interest in using high transparency to enhance glass or wood surface properties. As a full range of pigment preparations, new Hostatint A 100-ST enables the fast and flexible formulation of a wide range of color shades for transparent applications. In addition, they are providing a cost-efficient way for manufacturers to address new coating trends in the market segments.”

March 31, 2017

Clariant unveils first renewable, label- and VOC/SVOC-free neutralizer for…

in RELEASE EXPOSITOR

by Fabio Humberg

• Genamin® Gluco 50: novel renewable-based additive without hazard labeling for indoor paints & lacquers


• 3-in-1: neutralizer, compatibilizer & stabilizer, able to outperform current market standards


• Ideal for ecolabel certified paints: sustainable & performance-boosting from a single VOC-free ingredient


Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, breaks new ground for the indoor paint and coatings segment with the launch of the industry’s first renewable-based, VOC/SVOC-free and hazard label-free neutralizing agent: Genamin Gluco 50.

The new sugar-based additive innovation supports formulators in meeting consumer demand for low odor, healthier and easy to apply indoor paints and lacquers. Its introduction is also significant for ecolabel certified paints, where a reduction in additives can help to keep a formulation within low VOC/SVOC limits.

Genamin Gluco 50 combines an outstanding sustainable profile with performance-boosting properties that set it apart from existing neutralizing options for waterborne coatings. In contrast to standard neutralizers, such as ammonia or caustic soda, Genamin Gluco 50 does more than adjust the pH-value of a formulation to around 8-10 to create a stable paint system with minor interactions between the paint. It also enhances the performance and quality profile of the waterborne coating.

Genamin Gluco 50 acts as a 3-in-1 additive, being neutralizer, compatibilizer and stabilizer in one additive. The product achieves additional functionalities and proven advantages for the formulation, such as improving storage stability and pigment compatibility, and reducing flash-rust formation. In certain aspects, its performance is proven to be superior to that of alternative multifunctional additives such as aminomethyl propanol (AMP), currently under scrutiny and substance evaluation by the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency). Genamin Gluco 50 offers the following extensive benefits.
• Improves paint lifetime and storage stability even in colder regions. Gloss lacquers containing Genamin Gluco 50 show no syneresis, sedimentation or changes to pH-value or viscosity after storage at 50°C for 28 days. The lacquer also remains stable after 5 freeze-thaw cycles.
• Increases tinting strength thanks to better pigment compatibility. Waterborne paints and pigment dispersions neutralized with Genamin Gluco 50 show higher tinting strength.
• Enhances metal protection due to reduced flash rust formation. It also helps to protect the coating film against discoloration caused by rusting.
• Low-odor, easy to use paints: Genamin Gluco 50 is VOC/SVOC free and has a pleasant smell. It also helps to make paints and coatings easy to apply.
• No negative influence on paint properties, such as gloss or on drying or hardness behavior.
Extensive laboratory testing confirms that Genamin Gluco 50 outperforms AMP in the areas of storage stability, flash rust, pigment compatibility and odor.

Alexander Snell, Head of Sales Industrial Applications EMEA, Clariant Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties, comments: “Achieving multifunctionality from a single VOC-free additive overcomes a major challenge for paint formulators faced, in particular, with the low VOC/SVOC limits of the ecolabels such as the German Blue Angel. Genamin Gluco 50 is the ideal component for the paints of today and tomorrow. It helps paint formulators to replace ingredients that are under scrutiny, offering a package of high performance and eco-related benefits that satisfy paint manufacturers, professional painters and consumers.”

Genamin Gluco 50 has been awarded the EcoTain® label for its outstanding sustainable profile. EcoTain® is Clariant’s label for sustainability excellence products and solutions that significantly exceed sustainability market standards, have best-in-class performance and contribute overall to sustainability efforts of the company and its customers.

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