Sun Chemical and DIC show how combining technologies make superior coatings

18 March 2015

Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, will come together as one company at the European Coatings SHOW 2015 to explain how its product families of pigments and resins can be used together to create enticing coatings for a full range of coatings applications in the automotive, architectural, plastic and industrial industries.

In Hall 4, Stand 4-452, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments will showcase its broad portfolio of effect, high performance and classical pigments and preparations, including its Benda-Lutz® SPLENDAL for plastic automotive interiors, Benda-Lutz MAXAL EC for extra durable architectural coatings, and Sunsperse® ECO dispersions for industrial finishes.

DIC will also be on hand to show how combining Sun Chemical’s pigments capabilities with its high functionality resins and additives, including BURNOCK® acrylics polyurethane resins, CERANATE® polysiloxane-acrylic hybrids and MEGAFACE additives, can provide all the key ingredients needed for superior coatings products.

Aluminum Flakes and Resins Combine to Produce Super Durable Exterior Architectural Coatings
Sun Chemical will introduce new fine particle-sized aluminum flakes to its Benda-Lutz MAXAL EC line-up. The two new products offer a superior level of brightness that is unusual for their small size, while providing the same industry-leading stain resistance offered by the line’s state-of-the-art EC encapsulation technology.

Benda-Lutz MAXAL EC encapsulated pastes add enhanced gassing stability in waterborne paint and provide superior resistance to alkali and acid staining without impacting the optical properties of the base aluminum flake for a wide variety of applications including the coating of automotive parts and accessories and outdoor architectural coatings in powder and liquid paints.

When MAXAL EC is used together with DIC’s CERANATE polysiloxane- acrylic hybrid resins, coatings formulators produce an exceptionally durable, stain resistant, and self-cleaning coating. CERANTE waterborne resins can be ambient cured with the DIC WATERSOL curing agent to produce clear or pigmented finishes with the same outstanding weatherstability of fluoropolymer chemistries. In addition, CERANTE coatings are self-cleaning and highly stain resistant, making them ideal for high volume, low maintenance applications ranging from outdoor living spaces to aluminium cladding and commercial buildings.

Sun Chemical’s Sunsperse ECO Dispersions and SunMica® Exterior for Industrial Finishes
Sun Chemical is expanding its successful zero VOC- and APEO-free Sunsperse ECO waterborne dispersion line with the addition of transparent red and yellow iron oxides. The dispersions stand out from the competition with their high colour purity, clarity and reduced haze, making them suitable for a variety of industrial and architectural applications, including waterborne wood stains. As with all Sunsperse ECO products, the oxides possess a wide range of compatibility, stability and non-settling characteristics.

SunMica Exterior XC pigments will also be on display at the booth. These pigments consist of thin, natural mineral mica flakes coated with optical layers of titanium dioxide and/or iron dioxide that have been specially treated to promote exceptional outdoor durability. Available in all major colors, including six particle-size distributions of pearlescent white, SunMica Exterior XC pigments add depth, shimmer and sparkle, providing unlimited styling possibilities.

Self-cleaning and fingerprint-resistant coatings can be formulated using DIC MEGAFACE additives. These unique additives can be formulated into a variety of coatings for a wide range of substrates and applications, including small countertop appliances, refrigerators and kitchen cabinets to impart self-cleaning and fingerprint resistance properties. Unlike conventional anti-graffiti additives, MEGAFACE is also compatible with any high-touch surface.

DIC to Highlight FINEPLUS GMA Acrylic Resins and WATERSOL PUD in Metallic Coatings
Used to formulate low- and zero-VOC coatings for metal trim components, DIC FINEPLUS GMA acrylic resins and WATERSOL PU 2404 polyurethane dispersions (PUD) will also be on display at the booth.

FINEPLUS GMA resins are additives in powder coatings that produce unprecedented adhesion and dispersion properties in aluminum wheel coatings, body clear coats and metallic finishes. In addition, DIC’s WATERSOL PU 2404 is an aliphatic PUD that features exceptional heat resistance in metallic coatings at a low activation temperature. WATERSOL is also compatible with a broad range of substrates.

Visitors can discover how WATERSOL resins are formulated with 100% post-consumer Sunfast® Elastomer Black for environmentally-friendly coatings that feature increased performance and adhesion in plastic.

Sun Chemical and DIC to Discuss Coatings for Plastic in Automotive Interiors
Sun Chemical experts will be available to discuss coatings for plastic in automotive interiors. Visitors will learn how Benda-Lutz® SPLENDAL vacuum metalized flakes can be formulated with DIC’s BURNOCK® acrylic and PU resins to produce luxurious finishes for automotive plastics, including new products for highly sought-after soft-touch coatings.

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