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Clariant's ECS 2017 innovation showcase gets to the heart of coatings sector needs

A selection of the new "super-transparent" pigment preparations color range. (Photo: Clariant)
  • Pioneering renewable, multi-functional neutralizing agent for eco-label paints
  • New stable viscosity innovation for long-storage intumescent coatings
  • New color range of super-transparent pigment preparations

Muttenz, January 31, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is giving center stage to key priorities of paints and coatings producers and their markets at European Coatings Show 2017, with solutions and support tools for unmet needs ready to be unveiled in Nuremberg, Germany this April.

Visitors to Booth 7-123 can look forward to new, cutting-edge developments that fill specific gaps in processing performance, functionality and sustainability across the broad spectrum of coatings applications and end-markets. Highlights include:

  • launch of an innovative sugar-based VOC-free1 neutralizing agent opening up processing and performance multifunctionality to eco-label certified paints
  • a ground-breaking new fire protection component that enables intumescent coatings to have a low and stable viscosity even after long storage – giving customers longer shelf life of their intumescent coating and more flexibility on the construction site
  • a synergistic combination of high performance UV absorber and HALS, xylene-free, that meets the most demanding requirements for both solvent-based and water-based coatings
  • two new ranges of solvent-based pigment preparations: halogen-free pigments dispersed to "super-transparency" for use in the easy formulation of metallic effect shades or transparent coatings, plus a new range for easy coloration of UV-curing paint for industrial and wood coatings.

European Coatings Show 2017 will be held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, April 4-6, 2017.  

1 VOC-free means the VOC content is below the measurable threshold of 0.1% according to ISO 11890-2.

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