Paints and Coatings


Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 04/11/2019

While ADH offers room temperature curing and a boost to beneficial coating properties, it has been deemed hazardous to the environment. Successfully formulating PUDs without ADH is possible.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 04/03/2019

Air barriers and continuous coatings are critical elements of an effective building envelope, which is the primary determinant of the amount of energy required to heat, cool and ventilate a building.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 03/25/2019

NMP-free polyurethane dispersions are possible, using alternative solvents that aid in film formation and deliver the same benefits, but without the regulatory challenges.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 03/07/2019

While Triethylamine offers unique advantages in the production of polyurethane dispersions, TEA-free formulations can be just as effective—without hazards to human health.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 02/28/2019

Surface modifiers are additives that enable formulators to achieve specific effects for appearance, feel, slip, abrasion resistance and durability of inks and coatings. Diverse polymer chemistries and particle sizes are available for a range of applications.

Categories: Surface Modifiers, Paints and Coatings, Printing & Packaging, Paper and Textiles

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 02/12/2019

With ever-changing regulations and environmental requirements for water-borne, lower VOC coatings, dispersants must evolve to deliver similar performance benefits as solvent-borne systems.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Dispersants

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 02/05/2019

Without dispersants, the world would be a much less colorful place. Dispersant additives can be found in a tremendous range of products, delivering diverse functionality to inks and coatings.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Dispersants, Printing & Packaging

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 01/15/2019

Where some polyurethane dispersions come up short, polyamide polyurethane technologies offer new levels of performance and capability, adaptable to the specific needs of diverse wood and metal coating applications.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 12/12/2018

Matte finishes are popular in any number of applications for their dull, low-gloss, and natural look that is achieved with most of the light diffusing in a range of angles.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 12/04/2018

Color is all around us every day, helping us interpret the world, change actions and cause reactions (both positive and negative). In the coatings industry, what delivers these bursts of color? That’s an easy one. Pigments—the tiny solid particles used for coloring paint, ink, plastic, fabric and more.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints and Coatings