Air Products’ Additives team will introduce its new developments at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, from today to Thursday (21-23 April).

Featured products showcased at stand #4-339 will include the company’s innovative Dynol™ 960 and Dynol™ 980 superwetting surfactants, and Airase® 4500 defoamer for indirect food contact compliance.

Air Products’ Dynol 960 and 980 surfactants have been specifically designed to meet the growing need for high-performance waterborne coatings, inks, and adhesives for low energy surfaces. These new, low-foaming optimized siloxane superwetting surfactants can provide premium equilibrium and dynamic surface tension reduction as well as improved flow and levelling for difficult to wet surfaces like wood, plastics, and dirty or nonferrous metal.

Roger Reinartz, technical manager Specialty Additives Europe at Air Products, presented a paper that discussed the importance of wetting, flow, and levelling, and focused on the superior performance of superwetting surfactants breaking the vicious circle.

Air Products also will highlight at ECS its Airase 4500 defoamer for indirect food contact compliance. As a proprietary organic oil defoamer, Airase 4500 defoamer does not contain added mineral oils, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), or alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEs), making it suitable for a broad range of applications and useful for European food contact regulation compliance. In addition, Airase 4500 defoamer is designed to eliminate foam, pinholes, and entrapped air in water-based inks, adhesives, and coatings, without generating surface defects.

ECS attendees are invited to stop by Air Products stand #4-339 in Hall 4 to learn how the company’s experienced technical team can identify valuable formulation development solutions to help them optimise formulation performance, minimise reformulation time and effort, keep formulation costs under control, and find products less impactful to the environment.