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Low VOC Coating Solutions

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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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Solvent Based Roof Coating

Lower VOC/HAP solvent-based roof coating that maintains performance and helps save on energy costs. Provides improved adhesion, durability, and UV protection.

Kraton

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

Eastman Chemical

  • Eastotac™: low odor, good heat stability, excellent thermal and UV stability.
  • Kristalex™: polymer modifier to improve adhesion and toughness.

Solvay

  • Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions® 143-50X: high-performance UV additive protecting coating performance against UV damage.

Ineos Pigments 

  • RCL696: reflectivity and UV durable whiteness. **Reflectivity allows for cooler roofs, driving down energy costs and providing more comfort to the end-users.

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Water-borne Roof Coating

Roof coatings need to be tough and withstand year around conditions, no matter what mother nature brings. When you're given strict requirements, it makes it tough to formulate a coating that can maintain performance. Increase reflectivity, decrease energy costs, sustainable as roof coating can extend roof life instead of tear-off (creating landfill) and replace.

Dow

  • Tamol™ 901 Dispersant: a low foam generator, excellent stability. 
  • Rhoplex™ EC-2020: a low VOC formulation at less than 50 g/l. APEO-free. Formaldehyde-free. Provide a barrier to UV light, which rapidly degrades the surface of asphaltic materials. High solar reflectivity, which reduces roof surface temperatures, helping prolong roof life and reduce energy costs.Good adhesion to asphalt and foam substrates.

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

  • RCL595: 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 roof surface temperature, prolonging life and reducing energy costs

Zochem

  • Zoco 101: French process zinc oxide builds tensile strength of the roof coating.

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Water-borne Industrial DTM Coating

Industrial coatings need to be durable and withstand some of the harshest conditions, so when you're challenged with being regulatory compliant, it can make formulating a challenge. Our assortment of low VOC and APEO-free additives are able to provide solutions to ensure your products maintain optimal performance while meeting regulatory requirements. When formulating high performing water-born industrial direct to metal coating, we recommend a number of products that provide excellent durability, adhesion, and corrosion resistance, creating a strong alternative to traditional 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-crosslinking polymer which can be formulated into corrosion-resistant primers, highly durable topcoats, and high-gloss direct to metal (DTM) finish.
  • RHOPLEX™ EC-2020: low VOC formulations at less than 50 g/l. APEO-free. Formaldehyde-free. Provide a barrier to UV light, which rapidly degrades the surface of asphaltic materials. High solar reflectivity, which reduces roof surface temperatures, helping prolong roof life and reduce energy costs.Good adhesion to asphalt and foam substraits.
  • ACRYSOL™ EC-2020: adds both ICI and KU rheology for corrosion-resistant thicker film build.

Solvay

  • Rhodoline® 622: a Non-silicone defoamer.
  • Rhodoline® 3100: APEO and VOC free, excellent pigment and substrate wetting as well as color development.
  • Rhodoline® FT-100:  APE-free and zero-VOC post-polymerization additive that promotes freeze-thaw stability in both resin and coating formulations. excellent freeze-thaw stability for low & zero VOC waterborne paints. Low odor additive.

ANGUS

  • AMP-95™: Low 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.

Grace

  • SHIELDEX™ AC5: Non-toxic. Absorbs water and protect metal.

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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Water-borne Architectural Coating

Low to zero VOC water borne architectural coating that is also APEO-free. High-performing to meet the needs of every day architectural coatings. Solvent-free, so it is low ordor and can be used for interior and exterior coating needs, Maintains aestetics.

Dow Coating Materials

  • Rhoplex™ VSR-2015: 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-1050: low VOC, low odor, APEO-free, 100% acrylic, excellent alkyd adhesion. Interio/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.
  • Acrysol RM995: excellent viscosity stability to colorat addition and sag resistance. Solvent-free,anti-bacteria, low VOC, low odor.
  • 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 ingredients.

Solvay

  • Rhodoline® OTE-600: Ecolabel-compliant APE-free low VOC & SVOC solution for coatings, Rhodoline® OTE 600 enhances workability,
    open-time and application properties & film appearance, which leads to better aesthetics of the paint.
  • Rhodoline® FT-100: APE-free and zero-VOC post-polymerization additive that promotes freeze-thaw stability in both resin and coating formulations. excellent freeze-thaw stability for low & zero VOC waterborne paints. Low odor additive. 
  • Rhodasurf®: replace environmentally problematic APEO surfactants without hurting coating performance.and adding biodegrade.

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Water-borne Epoxy Coating

Our waterborne epoxy coating solutions are a viable alternative to solvent-based epoxy coatings that don't sacrifice performance. They balance chemical and impact resistance along with providing excellent gloss and corrosion resistance.

Olin

  • D.E.R.™ 915: water dispersion, low VOC, fast drying Type 1 solid epoxy resin gives a balance of chemical resistance and impact. Free of any solvents.
  • D.E.H.™ 800: water solution of polyamine adduct gives an improved end of gel time, excellent gloss/chemical, 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.

Grace

  • Shieldex AC5: non-toxic. Absorbs water and protect metal.

Cabot

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

Solvay

  • Rhodoline® 999: added for extra foam control using nono-silicone additive.

Dow

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

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