Plasticizers and Modifiers - Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Coalescents

Plasticizers and Modifiers - Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Coalescents

Plasticizers and Modifiers - Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Coalescents

Low-VOC Coalescents

Low-VOC Coalescents

A favorable performance and regulatory profile for low-VOC paints and coatings

K-FLEX® Dibenzoate Coalescents are REACh registered solutions for excellent performance in low-VOC paints and coatings. K-FLEX delivers excellent performance to a wide range of applications, including interior and exterior architectural paints, industrial coatings, direct-to-metal coatings, color dispersions, concrete and metal primers, and lacquers (nitrocellulose and acrylic).

K-FLEX low-VOC coalescents have excellent compatibility with acrylic (styrene or ethylene copolymers) and polyvinyl acetate, the typical polymers used in paints and coatings. They are tailored to create stronger, better coalesced films with superior overall performance characteristics that often exceed the performance of traditional high-VOC coalescents.

Characteristics of Emerald K-FLEX Lox-VOC Coalescents:

  • Excellent scrub resistance, hardness development, and salt fog resistance
  • Optimal surface appearance through superior gloss and clarity
  • Similar dirt pick-up resistance, block resistance, an Tg suppression vs. TMPDMIB
  • Low temperature flexibility: offerings for easy handling, even at very low temperatures (<-50°C)

In addition to providing desirable performance characteristics, K-FLEX coalescents have excellent chemistry profiles and help to minimize health, safety, and regulatory concerns. They are non-phthalate, low-VOC, and non-PBT. Inquire for more information about this product’s applicability to EU Ecolabel claims.

Emerald is a leading global producer of benzoic acid, which we use to produce our benzoate coalescents. As a result, we can ensure a reliable global supply that is consistently produced to meet our high quality standards.

 

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K-FLEX is a registered trademark of Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC for its line of low-VOC plasticizers and coalescents. K-FLEX is also a registered trademark of King Industries, Inc. for its line of polyester and urethane polyols and resin modifiers.

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