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Your customers demand coatings that are both high performing and regulatory compliant. They aren't willing to compromise, and neither are we. At Univar Solutions, we've worked to create regulatory compliant coating concepts that don't sacrifice performance by leveraging our extensive portfolio of high-quality products and additives—giving you the flexibility to formulate or reformulate to your customers' exact needs.

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Waterborne Elastomeric Wall Coating Waterborne Elastomeric Wall Coating
Water-borne Industrial DTM Coating Water-borne Industrial DTM Coating
Low to Zero VOC Waterborne Architectural Coating Low to Zero VOC Waterborne Architectural Coating
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Solvent Based Roof Coating

Our solvent-based roof coating proves that lower VOC coatings can be solvent-based and low odor. This concept helps you meet regulatory requirements while still providing excellent adhesion and durability, extending the life of the coating. Not only is it high performing, but it also provides thermal and UV stability and reflectivity to keep roofs cooler, lowering energy costs.

Kraton

  • Kraton™ MD1653: Dissolves quickly, using less energy and is durable.

Eastman Chemical

  • Eastotac™ H Series: Low color, good heat stability, excellent thermal and UV stability.
  • Kristalex™: Polymer modifier to improve adhesion and toughness.

Solvay

  • Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions® L143-50X: High-performance UV additive protecting coating performance against UV damage.

Ineos Pigments 

  • RCL596: Reflectivity and UV durable whiteness. **Reflectivity allows for cooler roofs, driving down energy costs and providing more comfort to the end-users. Allows for cooler roofs, driving down energy costs and providing more comfort to the end-users.

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Waterborne Elastomeric Wall Coating

Wall coatings are meant to be durable and long-lasting, expected to withstand some of the toughest conditions the environment brings. When having to formulate to regulatory compliant restrictions it can be challenging to meet performance expectations. With our water-based roof coating products, you can meet low VOC, APEO-free and formaldehyde-free regulations, while maintaining performance-durability and savings. The UV resistant products help to reduce roof surface temperature, prolonging life and reducing energy costs.

Dow Coating Materials

  • RHOPLEX™ 78 Acrylic Emulsion: Higher solids, APEO-free binder for elastomeric wall coatings that delivers superior dirt pickup resistance in addition to excellent elasticity and durability. Dry film flexibility necessary to bridge small cracks in unstable substrates and resist film damage. Coatings based on this product are permeable to water vapor, which permits moisture in the masonry substrate to escape without causing blisters.
  • TAMOL™ 901 Dispersant: A low foam generator, excellent stability. 

Solvay

  • Rhodoline® 622: Is effective over a wide pH range and is persistent when subjected to both high shear and high-temperature processing conditions for waterborne coatings production. It is not dispersible in water and should be used as received. 

Ineos Pigments

  • RCL596: Opacity and UV durable whiteness. Superdurable product offering maximum chalk resistance, excellent gloss, and gloss retention balanced with high opacity and dispersibility. The high-performance titanium dioxide helps to reduce wall coating surface temperature, prolonging life and reducing energy costs.

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Waterborne Industrial DTM Coating

Metal is known for its strength; however, it still needs a protective coating that is robust and meets regulatory requirements. Our water-borne direct to metal coating products provide low VOC alternatives that give you both high-performance and cost balance. They provide excellent durability, adhesion and corrosion resistance; creating a strong alternative to solvent-based coatings.

Dow Coating Materials

  • MAINCOTE™ 5045: Low VOC formulations at 25 g/L or less. Low VOC can sometimes be soft and not as tough, however, this product offers excellent exterior durability and corrosion resistance, and ease of formulation with excellent paint stability.
  • MAINCOTE™ 4950: Low VOC formulations at 50 g/L or less. Usage for Industrial maintenance and commercial architectural Finishes for steel and concrete. Provide excellent corrosion resistance and hardness properties.
  • AVANSE™ 200: Low VOC formulas below 200 g/L. Self-cross linking polymer which can be formulated into corrosion-resistant primers, highly durable topcoats, and high-gloss direct to metal (DTM) finish.
  • ACRYSOL™ RM-995: Rheology modifier with excellent viscosity stability to colorant addition and sag resistance. Solvent-free, anti-bacteria, low VOC, and low odor.

Solvay

  • Rhodoline® 622: A Non-silicone defoamer effective over a wide pH range, and is persistent when subjected to both high shear and high-temperature processing conditions for waterborne coatings production.

ANGUS

  • AMP-95™: Zero* VOC. Use less energy in water-based coatings production using the most efficient amine dispersant while protecting other heat-sensitive ingredients. Helps disperse the most difficult pigments, yellows, red, greens.

Ineos Pigments 

  • RCL696: Opacity and UV durable whiteness. Superdurable product offering maximum chalk resistance, excellent gloss and gloss retention balanced with high opacity and dispersibility.

Eastman Chemical

  • Optifilm™ Enhancer 400: Extremely low odor. Good coalescing efficiency. Non-HAP. Non-SARA. Non-yellowing. REACH compliant. Readily biodegradable. Stable in low to high pH coatings. Zero* VOC contribution to paint. Excellent film integrity, touch-up properties, and scrub resistance.

 

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Low to Zero VOC Waterborne Architectural Coating

Whether it’s formulating or reformulating to meet regulatory demands, our water-borne architectural coating is both low VOC and APEO-free and withstands the daily demands it is challenged with. Inside and out, it provides excellent durability, scrub resistance, and adhesion to various substrates.

Dow Coating Materials 

  • RHOPLEX™ 101: Low VOC, low odor, APEO-free, 100% acrylic, no coalescent required to pass LTFF at 40F/40% RH. Great for interior/exterior usage in cold temperatures as low as 40 degrees F. Superior grain crack resistance. Excellent exterior durability, Dirt pick-up resistance, Good stain and scrub resistance.
  • RHOPLEX™ VSR-50: Low VOC, low odor, APEO-free, 100% acrylic, excellent alkyd adhesion. Interior/exterior application. The added benefit of low coalescent demand, enables paint formulators to meet strict VOC requirements in North America while helping to deliver performance that exceeds conventional emulsion technology. Excellent exterior durability. Superior dirt pick up resistance. Good block resistance. Very good gloss potential.
  • RHOPLEX™ 585: 100% acrylic, APEO-free, high solids, excellent adhesion to exterior surfaces such as wood, alkyd, vinyl, aluminum, and masonry. High-performance exterior flat through semi-gloss architectural wall coatings.
  • ACYRSOL™ RM995: Excellent viscosity stability to colorat addition and sag resistance. Solvent-free,anti-bacteria, low VOC, low odor.

Dow Chemical

  • DOWSIL™ 8590: Good antifoaming performance at low dosage. APEO-free. Low-VOC. Easily dispersible compounds and emulsions.

Ineos Pigments

  • RCL595: High-performance multipurpose pigment designed for dispersion, opacity, gloss and durability in a wide range of interior and exterior formulations. Great opacity to cover up color you are painting over.

ANGUS

  • AMP-95™: Zero* VOC. Use less energy in water-based coatings production using the most efficient amine dispersant while protecting other heat-sensitive ingredient

Stepan

  • Bio-soft® N-600:  Designed to target wetting, and emulsification. Environmentally friendly and readily-biodegradable alternative that meets or exceeds the performance of individual linear alcohol ethoxylate (LAE) surfactants and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NP-6).

 

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Waterborne Epoxy Coating

Epoxy coatings are known for their durability and strength, so when formulating to lower VOC regulations it can be tough. Our water-borne epoxy coating is a viable alternative to solvent-based epoxy coatings that doesn’t sacrifice performance. It balances chemical and impact resistance along with providing excellent gloss and corrosion resistance.

NanYa

  • NPEW-281W53: Water dispersion, low VOC, fast drying Type 1 solid epoxy resin gives a balance of chemical resistance and impact. Free of any solvents.
  • NPED-512WP40: Colloidal solution of polyamine curing agent gives improved physical properties, chemical, water, and corrosion resistance.

Ineos Pigments 

  • RCL595: High-performance multipurpose pigment designed for dispersion, opacity, gloss and durability in a wide range of interior and exterior formulations.

CABOT 

  • CAB-O-SPERSE® fumed silica: Adds improved corrosion resistance, easy to add as a pre-dispersion in water. Increased film hardness and abrasion resistance.

Dow Chemical

  • DOWSIL™ 8590: Good antifoaming performance at low dosage. APEO-free. Low-VOC. Easily dispersible compounds and emulsions.
  • Xiameter™ OFS-6040: This product is used as an adhesion promoter for many types of resins. Has good epoxy reactivity, better appearance, and improved processability.

Dow Coating Materials

  • Tamol™ 2011 Dispersant: TAMOL™ 2011 Dispersant is a high-performance, hydrophobic copolymer dispersant. It is well suited for today’s generation of formulations as it is made without solvents or APEO surfactants. TAMOL 2011 Dispersant offers excellent TiO2 stabilization, leading to good tint strength and contrast ratio.

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