Easy to wash walls, stain resistance, and durability are also other qualities taken into consideration in architectural paint.
formulation options and their challenges
Switching to low-VOC resins
Changing the resin of your paint can lead to adjustments of other raw materials in the formulation, such as the defoamer, the rheology modifiers, and the coalescing agents. That is why switching your formulation to a binder with low-VOC content is usually perceived as complicated, costly or even inferior. However, with the right formulation, that perception can be changed.
Switching to low-VOC resins is an efficient way to drastically reduce the VOC levels in your paint as well as the odour and emissions, while maintaining good performance.
Coalescing agents are the raw material that adds the most VOC to the paint formulation. If you prefer to continue using your current resin and still create a low-VOC / low odour paint you can do so by adding coalescing agent with zero VOC. With a drop-in replacement, this shift is considered easy and fast. However, the quantities might be optimized at the end to achieve the desired performance.Show me your solution
The tinting and the compatibility between the pigment paste and the paint can be challenging. Suitable for in-plant tinting, aqueous pigment dispersions can be a good alternative to your formulation. These water reducible dispersions offer excellent color and strength, high consistency, low odour, and have several glycol-free and VOC-free options.Show me your solution
Besides coalescing agents, other additives can add to the total VOC and odour of the final paint. For example, pH adjusters, are quite often based on amine-technology which is known to be odourous. However, switching the pH adjusters to another technology enables the reduction of odour and VOC level of your final paint simultaneously.Show me your solution
Formulating paints with a low level of VOC (g/l) will help you serve the market demands for better indoor air quality.
Low odour during and after paint application contributes to a better indoor experience.
Low VOC levels lead to low emission levels after application. This is essential to a healthy environment.
Create clean formulations ready to fulfill the requirements of environmental labels.
Dystar Super Seatone® Aqueous Dispersions: Super Seatone Dispersions for aqueous coating systems are latex and water reducible.
Dystar Super Seatone® Non VOC Trans-Oxide Red: Aqueous pigment dispersions for in-plant tinting of Industrial and Architectural Coatings.
Dystar Super Seatone® Non VOC Trans-Oxide Yellow: Aqueous pigment dispersions for in-plant tinting of Industrial and Architectural Coatings.
Ashland Aquaflow™ NLS-220: is solvent-free and is supplied as a low-viscosity liquid for easy transfer and incorporation.
Ashland Aquaflow™ NHS-300: is a solvent-free, nonionic synthetic associative thickener (NSAT) designed for waterborne paint and coatings and is compatible with most latex resin systems.
Ashland Aquaflow™ NHS-310: is a solvent-free, nonionic synthetic associative thickener (NSAT) designed to increase high-shear viscosity and provide superior flow and leveling in latex paints.
Evonik TEGO® Foamex 27: an effective defoamer concentrate based on polyether siloxane technology. Universal grinding stage defoamer.