Allnex Introduces Robust and Versatile Binder for Differentiated Waterborne UV Wood Coatings

Annemarie Dobler (Marketing Communications)

Brussels, Belgium – September 9, 2013 – Allnex introduces UCECOAT® 7788, a cost‐effective, innovative solution for formulators of water‐based UV curable wood coatings looking to differentiate and customize their products.

UCECOAT® 7788 is a tin and VOC‐free radiation‐curable polyurethane dispersion developed for industrial Wood and Furniture applications. It offers a unique combination of versatility, stability and performance/cost ratio.

UCECOAT® 7788 is characterized by best‐in class value‐in‐use properties such as drying behavior and dispersion stability. Further it offers a good balance in elasticity, hardness and toughness resulting in an excellent coin resistance. Coatings based on UCECOAT® 7788 are tack‐free before cure, offering ease of use without compromising on esthetical aspect.

Finally, its novel and unique polymer design offers a wide compatibility with other polymer chemistries as acrylics or even alkyds, enabling formulators to explore new blending combinations off the beaten track.

“We are excited to offer our customers this cost‐effective, innovative solution which addresses market need for Tin and VOC‐free products with a unique combination of versatility and robustness, and are pleased to announce this addition to our product portfolio,” says Siva Iyer, Allnex Global Business Director, Radcure. “Comparative studies with current market standards have shown that UCECOAT® 7788 offers appealing performance characteristics. The abiliy to tailor coating formulations by blending UCECOAT® 7788 with other resins will further enable our customers to truly differentiate their waterborne UV cured wood coatings.”

UCECOAT® 7788 is available now for customers in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region, the product will be available in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions in the fourth quarter of 2013.

About Allnex –

A global company with $1.5 billion in sales, Allnex is a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings. We are recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and known for our professionalism and for offering the broadest portfolio of high quality, innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins, and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. With manufacturing facilities and research and technology support centers located throughout the world, we also provide responsive, local support to our customers, helping them to rapidly bring advanced coating solutions to the market.

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