New superwetters and defoamers launched by Air Products


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.

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