Arkema Coating Resins has introduced Celocor™ opaque polymer, a voided latex product that imparts hiding and functions as a partial replacement for titanium dioxide (TiO2). The new product addresses the high cost and limited supply of TiO2 due to strong global demand.
Celocor™ opaque polymer provides an effective way to reduce raw material costs and improve hiding in a wide range of products, including interior or exterior coatings from flat to semigloss, Arkema says.
Compared to competitive opacifiers with similar functionality, Celocor™ opaque polymer offers a more balanced approach to performance attributes such as tint strength, gloss development, burnish resistance and scrub resistance, Arkema says.
Additionally, the company points out that this product meets the standards of Arkema Coating Resins EnVia™ program and is designed to help formulators achieve their sustainability and regulatory goals in finished coating products. Celocor™ opaque polymer has low odor, contains no added alkylphenol ethoxylates (APE) surfactants or formaldehyde and is compatible with low VOC (0-50 g/l) formulations.
“Everything we do is based around the needs of the formulator,” Kaiser said. “In speaking with our customers, we found that they are very interested in having more options for TiO2 reduction while maintaining a good balance of performance attributes in their products. Our new Celocor™ opaque polymer meets that need.”
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