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December 14, 2021 | Switzerland

Additive Solutions for Wood Coatings

Safe, sustainable, and durable solutions for interior and exterior wood coatings. As a very versatile material, wood is used to build everything from apartment blocks to high-rises and public buildings like sports stadiums, but also floors, kitchens, and furniture. Our diverse range of additives for wood coatings extends from light stabilizers and flame retardants to waxes. We will present our additive solutions and products for wood coatings. Join our webinar!


  • Light Stabilizers: Our innovative technology can contribute in offering sustainable light stabilizer solutions for waterborne wood coatings. In particular, Our sustainable light stabilizer solutions with innovative technology for waterborne wood coatings can provide safer and easier handling for coatings producers, while bringing a significant improvement in terms of UV protection for exterior coatings.
  • Flame Retardants: Wood cannot be used in public buildings without appropriate fire protection. In addition to fire protection the coatings also need to fulfill the desire of architects and building owners for the beautiful and natural appearance of wood. Clariant has developed Exolit® 855 to meet these twofold requirements: The fire retardant for transparent intumescent wood coatings is a completely transparent, virtually colorless solution offering excellent fire and scratch resistance for all types of wood.
  • Waxes: Micronized additives are widely used in the coatings industry for modification of surfaces. Mainly commercial available synthetic waxes play an important role for different kind of variations. Scratch resistance, reduction of slip properties, matting effects and much more are properties which can be influenced by the addition of these additives. Recently the industry is changing and is looking for more sustainable additives which can provide similar or even improved results. There are some micronized additives based on renewables which can even provide performance benefits compared to standard waxes. 



Jean-Yves Desrats

Global Innovation Manager, Performance Additives, Clariant

Jean-Yves Desrats holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, from CPE Lyon, France. He joined Clariant in 1993 as an application and development engineer in the paints and printing inks laboratory, in charge of the development of pigment dispersions and technical service. He later held the position as Head of Laboratory for special applications. In 2003, he joined the Coatings team as Technical Marketing Manager, responsible for the decorative and wood coatings segment within the Business Unit Pigments. Since 2008, he has held the position as Global Technical Segment Manager for Coatings within the Business Line Performance Additives.

Dr. Klaus Bender

Technical Service Coatings, Flame Retardants, Clariant

Klaus Bender holds a phD in Chemistry from Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, Germany. He joined Clariant in 2012 as a LabChemist in the fire retardants lab in Knapsack. He is also in charge of the development and as a Technical Service Managerfor the application of Exolit AP types in intumescent coatings with a focus on the Asian markets. In 2016 he becameresponsible for the intumescent coatings segment for wood. In this role he and his team developed a transparentintumescent coating for wood based on Exolit 855.

Tobias Niederleitner

Global Technical Segment Manager, Advanced Surface Solutions, Clariant

Tobias Niederleitner studied Chemical and Biology Engineering in the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen/Nuremburg and joined the Clariant Corporation in the year 2008. He started his career in the Technical Marketing department and was responsible for Hotmelt Adhesive applications. 2009 he changed to the Coatings and Inks department. Since 2016 Tobias Niederleitner has the global technical responsibility for the Marketing segment Waxes for Coatings and Inks.


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December 14, 2021 | Switzerland

Additive Solutions for Wood Coatings

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