Philadelphia, PA - February 8, 2012
A new offering from Dow Coating Materials, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, gives customers more options for creating and manufacturing durable concrete coatings that also address environmental regulations and cost considerations. With PARALOIDTM B-66 Thermoplastic Acrylic Resin in Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC), Dow is rethinking coatings with a convenient pre-mix that is the ideal choice for low-VOC concrete sealers.
Recognized as trusted general-purpose resins for concrete sealer applications, Dow’s PARALOIDTM B-66 Acrylic Resin family of products is expanding to include an offering that features the benefits of ultra-low VOC as supplied, while providing a lower-cost alternative to VOC-exempt products in t-butyl acetate or PCBTF. Forming clear solutions, which air-dry extremely fast to form hard, colorless films displaying excellent block resistance and color retention, the new DMC offering affords coatings manufacturers equal performance with the added advantage of facilitating VOC compliance. PARALOID B-66 DMC also exhibits moderate evaporation rates and should give similar solvent compatibility as PARALOID B-66 Resins in xylene and toluene.
“We’ve seen growing interest from our customers for lower VOC alternatives, and with DMC’s classification as a VOC-exempt solvent (in qualified areas), we challenged ourselves to offer a pre-mix in DMC that could effectively address their needs without compromising performance,” says Mary Rose Correa, Industrial market manager for Dow Coating Materials. “By giving our customers a product already in DMC solution, we’re helping them save time and resources. PARALOID B-66 DMC equates to one less step for formulators and, for applicators, a more reliable product that already addresses VOC compliance. We believe that we’re the first to offer customers this ready-made solution in DMC that is both high performing and cost effective.”
In addition to PARALOID B-66 DMC, Dow Coating Materials offers a full range of solutions for concrete coatings, including MAINCOTETM HG-31, a waterborne acrylic for cementitious substrates where water barrier properties are important, as well as a variety of RHOPLEXTM Resins to meet performance needs such as good exterior weatherability, reduced water vapor permeability, dirt resistance, low solvent capability, low odor and APEO free, being manufactured without the use of APEO surfactants.
Contact Dow Coating Materials at Rethink@dow.com to learn more.
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