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Clariant revolutionizes powder coating aesthetics and performance with new additives
Article Type: New products From: Pigment & Resin Technology, Volume 40, Issue 5
PTFE-free structuring agent Licocene® PE MA 4351 FG for unique aesthetics and protection.
Wax additive Ceridust® 6050 M for unmatched surface adhesion.
Support for powder coatings’ producers in meeting market trends and challenges.
Clariant launches two new powder coating additives offering unique opportunities to transform surface aesthetics and achieve outstanding performance and protection.
New wax additive Ceridust® 6050 M presents a pioneering advance in surface adhesion without compromising on high-level protection and aesthetics. The micronized polypropylene wax offers its unrivalled combination of effects for powder coatings thanks to the narrow molecular weight distribution created by Clariant’s exclusive Metallocene Technology platform:
Improved surface adhesion. Silicone-based sealants remain permanently adhered to a powder coating with 2 percent Ceridust 6050 M.
Excellent protection. Ceridust 6050 M acts as a degassing agent in powder coatings, creating no pinholes (at 2 percent) and a consistent surface with better protection.
Good aesthetics. Low gloss levels meet market trends for matt surfaces while avoiding unsightly fingerprints. Lack of pinholes also improves surface appearance.
New PTFE-free structuring agent Licocene® PE MA 4351 FG enables the creation of powder coatings with unique structuring effects, matt finishes and exceptional edge covering for all-round surface protection. Based on Clariant’s exclusive Metallocene Technology platform, the fine grain, maleic anhydride modified polyethylene (PE) wax additive offers an unmatched combination of benefits:
Superior edge covering. By improving the flow properties of a powder coating during curing, the wax additive eliminates the potential for bead formation along edges and lips of the metal component being coated. This allows the coating to flow smoothly over the edge for a consistent finish, helping to remove potential corrosion attack points and achieving a consistent, all-round finish.
Meeting latest aesthetic trends. By adjusting the wax concentration of Licocene PE MA 4351 FG powder coatings’ producers can create different gloss and structuring properties. As a result, coatings that meet market preferences for structured glossy surfaces or rough, textured surfaces with no-fingerprint effect, can be achieved.
“Both Licocene PE MA 4351 and Ceridust 6050 M bring a step-change in performance to the powder coatings market with their unique improvement capabilities,” comments Tobias Niederleitner, Technical Marketing Manager at Clariant. “From now on, coatings’ manufacturers no longer need to compromise on effects such as structured surfaces, degassing and adhesion improvement when developing high performance powder coatings. We were delighted to introduce these exciting new innovations to European Coatings Show 2011 visitors.”