Media release

Nouryon ingredient enhances the stability of VOC-free paint at low temperatures

20 Mar 2019 - News

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has launched a next-generation multifunctional additive, Ethylan EF-60, which enables formulators to ensure low temperature storage stability of VOC-free water-borne latex paint products.

“Consumer demand is driving the industry to develop low-odor, zero-VOC coatings,” said Shirley Go, Marketing Manager Performance Ingredients at Nouryon. “Ethylan EF-60 not only provides the formulating freedom to help eliminate VOCs, it also maintains paint performance if exposed to low or freezing temperatures.”

Ethylan EF-60 can be used in a broad range of formulations including waterborne latex, architectural paints, adhesives, textile coatings and inks. It also extends ‘open time’ – the period during which the coating can be used – and improves pigment compatibility.

AB Ghosh, Managing Director Surface Chemistry at Nouryon, added: “Ethylan EF-60 is a testament to our unrivalled expertise and experience in the paints and coatings market. It aligns with increasingly stringent environmental regulations and has already received an overwhelmingly positive response from select customers. We look forward to rolling it out to the broader market.”

Nouryon launched Ethylan EF-60 this week at the European Coatings Show in Germany, along with Elotex HD2040, a redispersible polymer powder that will help customers producing dry-mix mortars for the building and construction market to meet the latest quality and sustainability requirements.

Nouryon also recently introduced an innovative multifunctional ingredient for the coatings market, Bermocoll EBM 3000, which optimizes the performance of water-based multicolor paints used on building facades to mimic the appearance of stone or marble.

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