Products & Solutions for Coatings, Paints & Printings
Additives and Resins for Powder Coatings
Coating additives for powder coatings like SPHERILEX® and AEROXIDE® provide anti-caking and matting properties and improve free flow of the powder. They are suitable for electrostatic application.
Additives for Architectural Coatings
Hydrophobing effects, defoaming, color strength and burnish resistance are vital when formulating architectural coatings. Our additives improve properties of interior and exterior paints and coatings. We provide solutions for different ranges of pigment volume concentration.
Additives for Automotive and Transportation Coatings
We offer a variety of additives for car and transportation coatings, which provide benefits to all layers (incl. electrodeposition coatings, base coat, and clear coat) of automotive OEM coating systems as well as other transportation applications.
Additives for Can and Coil Coatings
We offer additives for can and coil coatings which provide excellent adhesion, defoaming and haptic properties to your coating formulation. When it comes to can coatings, our portfolio also comprises food contact compliant additives.
Additives for Décor and Wallpaper Inks
Our additives for décor and wallpaper inks provide excellent substrate wetting, durability and color strength and are suitable for applications like laminated flooring and furniture. Additives for tissue paper are FDA compliant.
Additives for Floor Coatings
We offer additives for floor coatings, like TEGO® Addid adhesion promoter which provide anti-static properties, as well as defoamers and deaerators for solventborne floor coatings.
Additives for Heat-Resistant Coatings
Additives and specialty binder for heat-resistant coatings protect industrial applications such as mufflers, fireplaces as well as cook and bakeware and provide high temperature resistance to avoid corrosion and cracks of the coating. We also offer solutions for ambient-curing coating applications.
Additives for Inkjet Inks
Our coating additives for inkjet inks are suitable for printing on ceramic tiles, textile printing as well as large format printing. They enable substrate wetting at high printing speeds and improve pigment stabilization and adhesion in your printing ink formulation.
Additives for Leather Coatings
The Coating Additives business line offers additives for leather coatings. Our products and solutions ensure a soft touch, finest leather haptics as well as abrasion and rub resistance for your leather coating formulation.
Additives for Marine and Protective Coatings
Durability, anti-fouling properties and elimination of micro and macro-foam play a major role when formulating marine and protective coatings. Our additives and resins are exactly made to overcome these coating formulation challenges.
Additives for Metal and Glass Coatings
Our additives for metal and glass coatings provide adhesion, flexibility, hardness and corrosion protection to metal and glass substrates.
Additives for Packaging Inks
Our additives for packaging inks improve substrate wetting, durability as well as color stability in your coating formulation and can be used for different substrates. Can coating additives are suitable for food contact and comply to regulatory requirements.
Additives for Paper Coatings
Additives for paper coatings like SURFYNOL®, are used to reduce dynamic surface tension and improve substrate wetting on substrates like thermal paper, paper packaging or inkjet receptive paper coatings.
Additives for Pigment Concentrates
We offer dispersing and wetting agents for pigment concentrates to ensure stabilization of pigments and a unique particle distribution in the paint and thus provide excellent color acceptance and stability in your coating formulation.
Additives for Plastic Coatings
Our additives for plastic coatings provide excellent scratch resistance, soft touch and haptic properties for your plastic coating formulation. Application areas cover coatings for consumer electronics, cosmetic packaging or PVC flooring.
Additives for Wood Coatings
We offer additives and binders for various wood coating applications, such as furniture, joinery, and floor coatings. Our additives improve substrate wetting, scratch resistance and anti-blocking of your waterborne and UV curing coating formulation.
Amine Curing Agents and Modifiers for Epoxy Coatings
Ancamide, Ancamine, Anquamine, Amicure, Curezol, Dicyanex, Hybridur and Imicure enable high performance marine coatings, protective coatings, intumescent coatings, automotive coatings, container coatings and general epoxy coatings.
We offer polyamide, amidoamine, amine curing agents, imidazole accelerators, diluents, adhesion promoters and more.
Epoxy Curing Agents for Ultra Low VOC Coatings
ANCAMIDE epoxy curing agents and ANCAMINE polyamines offer high barrier properties, fast cure, long potlife, enhanced flexibility and adhesion for unprepared surfaces. These technologies offer coatings formulators products to meet both current environmental regulations, as well as high performance targets.
Key components for catalysts for Polymers production
Our Catylen® S family of products are key components of the Ziegler and Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Suitable for slurry phase polyethylene and polypropylene processes.
Monomers and Polyisocyanates for Polyurethane Coatings
VESTANAT contains aliphatic and cycloaliphatic diisocyanate monomers for light stable PU resins and elastomers, waterborne polyurethane dispersions as well as cycloaliphatic polyisocyanates for durable polyurethane coatings.
May it be building blocks for resin synthesis, hardeners for 2K coatings or blocked systems for 1K applications we have the right solution for can coatings, artificial leather, OEM clear coats as well as wood coatings and plastic coatings. We offer IPDI, H12MDI, TMDI, T1890 and more.
Polymers for Pre-Coated Metal
Our paint binders are suitable for paint layers on pre-coated metal containers for food and nonfood applications. We offer high- and medium molecular weight copolyesters for can coatings and coil coatings.
Polymers for Printing Inks and Paints
We offer additives for printing ink and printing paint. Our VESTOWAX® improves scratch resistance, adjusts wax surface tension as well as matting effects. Our polymer for offset printing inks provides excellent drying properties in heat-set paints and cold-set applications.
Polyurethane for CASE Applications
Polyurethane is ideally suited for a wide range of CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers) applications. Our solutions include low VOC non-tin catalysts, delayed-action catalysts and curatives that optimize performance by controlling cure, reaction profile and pot life, improve surface appearance and adhesion, and enhancing the physical properties of the final product. As a dedicated partner, we develop new bio-based products with the focus on providing innovative solutions that support our customers transitioning to higher sustainability in formulations.
Silanes for Coatings and Metal Treatment
The waterborne sustainable silanes Dynasylan® SIVO 140 and 160 are used in corrosion protection formulations for marine and protective coatings, act as binding agents between organic resins and inorganic substrates and are equal to solvent-borne systems.
Silica for Toners for optimum printing
With silica, you maintain free flow toner powder and specifically control its electrostatic chargeability.
VISIOMER® Methacrylates for Emulsion Polymerization
VISIOMER® MPEG Methacrylates are used as nonionic, polymerizable surfactants for emulsion polymerization. In contrast to low ME surfactants these molecules become an integral part of polymer particles. This prevents formation of large gel particles at low temperatures and improves long term performance of emulsion paints.
VISIOMER® Methacrylates for Surfactants and Thickeners
VISIOMER® MPEG Methacrylates are used as nonionic, polymerizable surfactants for emulsion polymerization. In contrast to low MW surfactants these molecules become an integral part of polymer particles. This improves the stability and long-term properties of latices and prevents leaching of low molecular weight compounds.
VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates for Coatings and Printing Inks
Specialty Methacrylates are versatile building blocks for water- and solvent based coating resins. They contribute to resin properties like weather- and scratch resistance, superior adhesion or corrosion resistance. VISIOMER® Terra Methacrylates with up to 90% biobased raw materials enable the production of sustainable resins with reduced carbon footprint.
VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates for Composite Resins
Specialty Methacrylates offer a wide range of functional methacrylate monomers and crosslinkers for full or partial substitution of styrene in composites from unsaturated polyesters or vinylesters. VISIOMER® methacrylates with low vapor pressure are suitable reactive diluents to improve composite properties like mechanical strength or flame retardancy. VISIOMER® C18PEG1105MAW is used for hydrophobically modified associative thickeners for water borne paints.