Aptalon™ polyamide polyurethane technology brings a new range of adaptable performance to coatings, particularly for water-borne technologies. The technology delivers a new platform for resin development that introduces high levels of hardness, chemical resistance, hydrolytic stability, and resistance to thermal degradation. This combination means outstanding toughness and durability opportunities for coatings.
Aptalon™ W8030 Polyurethane Dispersion is a revolutionary, water-borne, self-matting resin technology for advanced coatings. With outstanding matting properties, hardness, abrasion and chemical resistance, and clarity, it enables naturally low-gloss coating formulations with outstanding performance.
Aptalon™ 8080HS Polyurethane Dispersion is a high solids, water-borne, one component, self-crosslinking polyamide polyol polyurethane dispersion with a high bio-based content designed for clear wood finishes.
Aptalon™ M8100 is a water-borne, self-crosslinking polyurethane dispersion that provides excellent hydrolysis resistance, hardness and chemical resistance to coatings, outperforming typical water-borne polyurethane chemistries. It is a 1K dispersion for high-performance metal applications and will meet performance properties of many 2K solvent-borne finishes without the need for external crosslinkers. Aptalon M8100 does not contain NMP, NEP or APEO, allowing for global formulation compliance.
Aptalon™ M8120 Polyurethane Dispersion is a direct-to-metal (DTM), water-borne, self-crosslinking technology that offers excellent adhesion to metal surfaces and outstanding topcoat properties to deliver a single coat solution for a variety of protective and industrial applications.
The Benefits of High-Solids Polyurethane Dispersions for Coatings
Until recently, high solids PUDs for durable films in commercial or industrial coating applications were limited. Today, Lubrizol has advanced high solids polyurethane dispersion technology to create a new class of water-borne resins for coatings with greater than 50% solids.
Ushering in a step-change in dispersant performance, Solsperse™ W-Series Hyperdispersants are now available to solve specific dispersing challenges for water-borne coatings. From highly efficient color development over a broad range of pigments to uniquely fast dispersion with maximum color development and stability for tough pigments, Solsperse W-Series products deliver the performance you need at a cost you'll enjoy.
Solsperse™ W210 Hyperdispersant For Amazing Coating Protection
Solsperse™ W210 Hyperdispersant is advanced dispersant technology for water-borne coatings for automotive colorants and industrial finishes. In addition to excellent protective properties, it also delivers extremely fast dispersion of carbon black pigment, provides outstanding jetness for deeper black finishes, and extends hue and chroma further than competitive dispersants.
Solsperse™ W320 – Dispersing and Stabilizing Transparent Iron Oxide
Solsperse™ W320 is a 40% active polymeric hyperdispersant designed for rapid wetting, dispersion and stabilization of transparent iron oxide used in automotive coatings and wood finishes. Solsperse W320 is also expected to be effective across a wide range of inorganic pigments, including TiO2. It provides outstanding transparency, high pigment loadings and excellent stability, especially when used in binder-free dispersions. Coatings formulated with Solsperse W320 deliver very high-performance properties in both 2K and 1k water-based finishes.
Lubrizol provides an educational experience for formulators on the role, composition and benefits of dispersants for ink and coating formulations. This video will include a background to effective pigment stabilization, types of dispersant design options, and how to select and formulate using the right dispersant for specific applications.
Lubrizol offers a broad portfolio of dispersant technologies for energy-cured inks and coatings. Solsperse™ Hyperdispersants deliver a range of benefits to fit specific formulation needs, including color development, flow characteristics, viscosity stability, particle size stability, and surface hardness requirements. They are tailored for specific applications, including printing inks, matting agent dispersions, automotive UV coatings, wood coatings, and more.
Polymeric dispersants for demanding ceramic applications enhance the properties of ceramics slurries. These additives reduce viscosity, control rheology, improve homogeneity, increase powder loading, and much more. Unique additives from Lubrizol are available for diverse ceramics systems, including water-based, solvent-based, and UV Monomer systems.
PTFE-Free Wax Additives from Lubrizol for coatings and inks deliver similar properties to PTFE-containing products. In Lubrizol testing, these PTFE-Free Wax Additives not only reduced co-efficient of friction and enhanced surface durability, but also enhanced gloss retention.
Wax additives are commonly used in coatings and ink to achieve many performance and aesthetic capabilities. As experts in wax additive technologies for coatings and inks, Lubrizol shares a technical look into how they function and the value they can deliver.
Lubrizol’s Ritterhude, Germany facility is a center of excellence for surface modifier technologies for inks and coatings. This video is a tour of the site, showcasing the production and testing capabilities of a broad portfolio of waxes to meet the needs of diverse ink and coating applications.
Flame Retardant Capabilities For Outstanding Protection
Lubrizol’s broad portfolio of flame retardant technologies is ready to meet even the most unique and stringent fire protection needs, without affecting end-use properties of diverse applications. Our flame retardant chemistries are supported with a full array of FR testing capabilities, designed to meet specific requirements and assuring formulators of performance.
Protective coatings are called on to protect high-value metal equipment and infrastructure and must be formulated to deliver critical performance capabilities. Resistance from corrosive attack, weather, and sunlight as well as protection from damage and abrasion are just some of the ways the right coating can help metal stand up in tough environments.
In this short video, you'll visit Lubrizol´s Packaging Center of Excellence, located in Barcelona, Spain, including various equipment and test methods used in our laboratories. Lubrizol technology is designed to make a big difference in coatings solutions for the packaging industry and, more specifically, to the metalized paper, holographic, and heat seal lacquers market. The Packaging Center of Excellence is devoted to the development of new coatings technologies that meet the needs of the dynamic packaging industry and help our customers formulate differentiated coatings products.
Explore Lubrizol’s global lab capabilities for developing advanced textile coating technologies that deliver customized performance to meet our customers unique fabric needs. Learn how we engage with customers to ensure we understand their product and market needs and then challenge our internal Lubrizol chemists and testing experts to synthesize and formulate winning coating solutions.