TechFocus Seminars

09:30 - 09:50

Presentation about Anticorrosion additives and multifunctional additives

Multifunctional additives

Presentation of Meko and Meko free additives to primarily to reduce or to prevent the skin formation, if possible without changing of the paint properties as drying time, levelling or gloss.


Anticorrosion Additives

Presentation of anticorrosive rust converters with long term protection and flash rust inhibitors.

  • View full profile for Stephan SchmidtStephan Schmidt Area Sales Manager - Bernd Schwegmann GmbH & Co KG for Barentz
09:50 - 10:10

Biobased polymers for the paint & coatings industry

ALBERDINGK BOLEY is supplying the industry with biobased products for nearly 250 years. In the early 1990’s we invented polyurethane dispersions based on castor oil and later PUD’s based on linseed oil. Since a couple of years we are also developing biobased acrylic dispersions for various applications. The paper will show the state of the art in biobased acrylic and polyurethanes for different kind of applications such as decorative paints, wood and metal coatings. We will also talk about the limitations caused by raw materials, regulations and labels as well as the potential CO2 emission savings from formulation optimisation.

  • View full profile for Markus DimmersMarkus Dimmers Head of Technical Marketing Dispersions - Alberdingk Boley GmbH
10:10 - 10:30

Reduced complexity, improved performance in waterborne formulations: inherently matte acrylics and cationic functionality without compatibility issues

Using a proprietary process, Zschimmer & Schwarz offers an inherently matte acrylate polymer. After drying, a film with low gloss, high flexibility, excellent stability and, above all, excellent transparency is formed. The time- and labour-consuming incorporation of solid matting agents is eliminated, making the formulation much simpler, more stable and more economical.

The IPN technology (interpenetrating polymer network) of Zschimmer & Schwarz involves two different ionic structures in the same polymer network at a neutral pH value. These polymers form cationic functionalities during drying, providing excellent tannin, stain and dye blocking without the compatibility problems common to cationic polymers.

This talk outlines how these innovative polymer technologies benefit applications in graphic arts or wood coating, meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of modern coating formulations.

  • View full profile for Fabian GygerFabian Gyger Global Product Manager Paints & Coatings - Zschimmer & Schwarz for Eurosyn
11:30 - 11:50

Eckart Pigmenti ad Effetto

“Eckart Pigmenti ad Effetto”

La Eckart è uno dei principali produttori internazionali di pigmenti metallici e perlescenti per l'industria delle vernici, delle arti grafiche, della plastica, dei cosmetici e per le applicazioni funzionali. Offriamo ai clienti una gamma completa di pigmenti ad effetto per ogni esigenza grazie all’assistenza e consulenza di esperti al livello globale.

Un punto di forza è la nostra attività di ricerca e sviluppo, dove creiamo prodotti speciali, soluzioni innovative e miglioramenti costanti in un'ampia varietà di aree applicative.

A tal proposito, in questa presentazione vedremo una serie di prodotti unici ed innovativi sul mercato:

Metalure Chrome, pigmenti di alluminio per effetto cromo in diverse colorazioni che conferiscono massima brillantezza e intensità di colorazione.

Luxan C 842 Spotlight Red, pigmento boro-silicato dall’effetto rosso molto intenso e vivace.

Edelstein Saphire Blue, pigmento di mica sintetica di una colazione blu profonda ed intensa, che mantiene il suo effetto ad ogni angolo di visualizzazione grazie alla tecnologia “anti-fading”.





“Eckart Effect Pigments "

Eckart is one of the leading international producers of metallic and pearlescent pigments for the paint, graphic arts, plastics, cosmetics and functional applications industries.

We offer customers a full range of effect pigments for every need thanks to the assistance and advice of experts on a global level.

A strength is our research and development, where we create special products, innovative solutions and constant improvements in a wide variety of application areas.

In this regard, in this presentation we will discuss a series of unique and innovative products on the market:

Metalure Chrome, aluminum pigments for chrome effect in different colors that give maximum brilliance and intensity of coloring.

Luxan C 842 Spotlight Red, borosilicate glass pigment with a very intense and lively red effect.

Edelstein Sapphire Blue, a synthetic mica pigment with a deep and intense blue, which maintains its effect at every viewing angle thanks to the “anti-fading” technology.

11:50 - 12:10

Novel Polyamide Rheology Control Additives for Water Borne Systems

Rheology control technology is vital for optimized property of various coatings.

AQ- polyamide rheology control additives (PARCA) that developed by our accumulated experience as pioneer in this field are distinguished by offering unique rheological behaviour to a wide range of water borne coating systems. They can offer not only anti-settling and anti-sagging properties, also contribute to out-standing metallic and silica orientation. In addition, PARCA have much less negative impact on transparency, water-resistance of the system. PARCA is a novel solution that meets all requirements of the market. 

  • View full profile for Kazuki NaritaKazuki Narita Technical sales - Kusumoto Chemicals, Ltd. for Eigenmann & Veronelli
12:10 - 12:30

Organic Thixotropes for More Sustainable formulation of highly polar Marine & Protective Coatings

Diamide wax based organic thixotropes are standard rheology modifiers in the formulation ultra-thick applied non-aqueous industrial, marine and protective coatings. The new THIXATROL® PM 8058 has been designed for a very sustainable manufacturing terms of effectivity and has been based on a high content of renewable resources (82%). Due to its outstandingly high effectivity and low temperature activation requirements it allows a significant reduction of energy consumption during processing. As very tolerant against highly polar solvent, e.g. various alcohols THIXATROL® PM 8058 fits very well into the formulation of modern aromatic less or free coatings.

14:00 - 14:20

FORMULAZIONE E CORREZIONE (Selezione dei coloranti e stima dei quantitativi)

Individuare una formula in grado di riprodurre il colore desiderato senza l’ausilio di appositi software formulativi è un compito molto difficile per chi non ha l’esperienza necessaria.

Fortunatamente l’utilizzo di alcuni sistemi numerici e la loro rappresentazione grafica, possono rendere semplice quest’operazione.

Una formula è costituita da un certo numero di ingredienti (coloranti, pigmenti, paste concentrate) opportunamente selezionati fra quelli disponibili, con le rispettive quantità.

Se ad esempio consideriamo le coordinate colorimetriche L,c,h e i valori di tristimolo X,Y,Z, notiamo che il primo sistema consente di individuare facilmente le caratteristiche di ogni colore (Luminosità, Tono, Saturazione), mentre il secondo può essere utilizzato, anche se in modo approssimato, per la stima della resa colore.

Quindi disporre di questi valori, per gli ingredienti, lo standard, il batch, può fornire un valido aiuto per definire una prima formulazione accettabile, anche se approssimativa.

Successivamente l’aggiornamento dei valori Lch e XYZ ottenuti dal risultato della prima formulazione, potrà consentire l’individuazione delle adeguate azioni correttive, che permetteranno di ottenere una formula colore finale sufficientemente precisa.


Finding a formula capable of reproducing the desired color without the aid of special formulation software is a very difficult task for those who do not have the necessary experience.

Fortunately, the use of some numerical systems and their graphic representation can make this operation simple.

A formula consists of a certain number of ingredients (dyes, pigments, concentrated pastes) suitably selected from those available, with the respective quantities.

For example, if we consider the colorimetric coordinates L, c, h and the tristimulus values ​​X, Y, Z, we note that the first system allows you to easily identify the characteristics of each color (Brightness, Tone, Saturation), while the second can be used, albeit in an approximate way, for the estimate of the color Strengh.

Therefore, having these values, for the ingredients, the standard, the batch, can provide a valid help in defining a first acceptable formulation, even if approximate.
Subsequently, the updating of the Lch and XYZ values ​​obtained from the result of the first formulation will allow the identification of the appropriate corrective actions, which will allow to obtain a sufficiently precise final color formula.

14:20 - 14:40

IS CHEAPER ALWAYS BETTER? Cost-in-use RAL shade matching for an industrial application



In this lecture the pigmentation possibilities of the RAL colours 1023 Traffic Yellow, 2004 Traffic Orange, 3020 Traffic Red will be shown, also using a classic lead pigmentation as a reference. For industrial applications, different pigments and pigmentations will be compared in terms of material costs, opacity and long-term outdoor durability to show the long-term costs of colour maintenance.

This study is ultimately intended to raise awareness among paint manufacturers that the supposedly cheap pigments on a per kilo basis may prove to be less cost-efficient than the expensive pigments in the long run.

  • View full profile for Zeki AcarZeki Acar Application Specialist and Business Development Manager - DCL Corporation for Garzanti Specialties
14:40 - 15:00

Everything Flows! – Addensanti innovativi per l’industria delle vernici

RHEOBYK 7610 addensante associativo con comportamento altamente pseudoplastico a basso shear rate ma con caratteristiche di livellamento molto accentuate.

BYK LPR 24786 Nuovo Tix Booster (brevetto BYK) liquido incolore da utilizzare in sinergia con fillosilicati o silici pirogeniche per incrementare le proprietà anti-sedimentanti e anti-colanti delle vernici.

AQUAGEL nuovo addensante inorganico per sistemi ad acqua con facilità di incorporazione ed alta resa. Evita la sineresi anche a viscosità non elevate.



RHEOBYK 7610 associative thickeners with highly pseudoplastic behavior at low shear rate but with high levelling performance.

BYK LPR 24786 new Tix Booster (patented BYK) liquid and colorless to be used with a synergic effect in combination with phyllosilicates and fumed silicas in order to improve the anti-settling and anti-sagging properties of the final coating.

AQUAGEL new inorganic thickener for water based systems; easy to incorporate and with high performance. It improves the anti-syneresis effect even at low viscosity.

  • View full profile for Luigi BragagiaLuigi Bragagia Area Manager Paint Additives - Byk Chemie GMBH for Krahn Italia
15:00 - 15:20

Performance e Sostenibilità, due concetti distanti? Priplast, polioli 100% biobased

Quando si va a cercare un poliolo ad alto contenuto biobased siamo in qualche modo abituati ad aspettarci un compromesso in termini di performances finali della formulazione, rispetto ad un analogo prodotto da fonte petrolchimica. Fortunatamente non è sempre così. Un buon esempio è la gamma Priplast: polioli poliestere ad alto contenuto biobased (fino al 100%!) basati sulla chimica del dimero di acido grasso. Grazie alla flessibilità e all’idrofobicità che questo gruppo dona al poliolo, si possono raggiungere elevate performances in termini di durabilità, resistenza chimica e adesione, con un elevato profilo di sostenibilità del prodotto formulato. E tutti sappiamo quanto questo sia rilevante nel mercato delle vernici di oggi.


When we look for a high biobased content polyol, we somehow expect a compromise in terms of performances of the final formulation, when compared with a similar product from petrochemical resources. Luckily, it’s not always the case. A good example is the Priplast product range: polyester polyols with a high renewable content (up to 100%!) based on dimer fatty acid chemistry. Thanks to the flexibility and hydrophobicity that this group provides to the polyol, it is possible to achieve high performances in terms of durability, chemical resistance and surface adhesion, with a high sustainability profile of the final formulation. And we all know how important this is in the current coatings market.

  • View full profile for Marco SomainiMarco Somaini Global Marketing Manager, Polymer Effects - Cargill
16:00 - 16:40

Trasformare le pitture decorative per interni in superfici attive che migliorano la qualità dell’aria. Utilizzo di amino alcoli per migliorare il profilo di sostenibilità delle formulazioni

Air pollution is one of the world's largest environmental health risks. Moreover, the level of hazardous air pollutants can be five times higher in indoor air than outdoor air. Much of the pollution found indoors comes from VOCs emitted from carpets, furniture, electronics, household cleaners and other synthetic materials.
Chronic exposure to these invisible toxins, such as formaldehyde, can create long-term health problems. Due to a multitude of formaldehyde sources commonly found within indoor environments, it is a significant challenge to address the emission of each source individually. Therefore, an attractive solution to reducing indoor formaldehyde levels is through a chemical remediation or scavenging system. One of the emerging trends for the effective removal of indoor air contaminants is the use of functional coatings. We demonstrate how the unique functionality of amino alcohols can help improve indoor air quality by providing high-efficiency formaldehyde scavenging performance when used in waterborne architectural paints. Amino alcohol additives are highly effective at low dosages and do not require major reformulation work, enabling the creation of functional coatings to improve indoor air quality.

  • View full profile for Alessandro BrigatiAlessandro Brigati Business Manager for Industrial Specialties across EMEA - ANGUS Chemical Company for Univar
16:40 - 17:00

Influenza della dispersione nel processo di macinazione ad umido

Dispersore in linea Epsilon

Un sistema unico di dispersione di solidi in liquidi

Il principio di dispersione si basa sulle differenze di pressione che si vengono a creare dagli effetti di pompaggio e centrifuga del rotore. Sfruttando la depressurizzazione ed il conseguente effetto di cavitazione l'aria contenuta nella polvere si espande. Gli agglomerati del solido vengono così aperti e raggiungono il liquido che viene forzato nella zona pressurizzata del rotore a penetrare fino al nucleo della struttura del solido.

Il processo di bagnatura così realizzato è unico perchè avviene non solo sulla superficie ma anche in profondità, penetrando nella struttura capillare dei solidi porosi.

I vantaggi possono essere immediati sulla dispersione o indotti sulla macinazione successiva se prevista.

I benefici si misurano in termini di produttività e qualità della dispersione con aumento della stabilità dei prodotti o aumento delle rese tintometriche e di altre prestazioni.

Questa raffinata tecnologia trova largo impiego nella dispersione di solidi porosi come biossido di titanio, silici pirogeniche, cariche e pigmenti organici.

L’installazione all’interno dei siti produttivi è estremamente semplice. E’ possibile un il plug-in per il ricondizionamento di impianti datati con per rinnovare funzionalità ed efficacia, anche su grandi volumi.

  • View full profile for Simone MarazzitaSimone Marazzita Technical Sales Manager per l‘Italia - NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing
09:30 - 09:50

Maflon: research and innovation in the field of coating

Maflon is one of the leaders in Fluoro-Carbon specialties, focused on fluorinated products and their applications. Fluorosurfactants give excellent wetting, spreading and levelling properties in coating, cleaners and polish systems, mainly in all the applications where surface tension is an essential factor to determinate the performance of the final product. On the other hand, fluoropolymers could create a durable and transparent protection on several surfaces like stone, wood, leather and textile, providing a highly effective defense against agents like water, oil, soil, food and beverages. A specific research team is always looking for innovative solutions, trying to provide new and eco-friendly constituents that could make the difference once formulated, granting Maflon a constant growth during the recent years.


Maflon è uno dei leader nelle specialità fluoro carboniche, focalizzata sui prodotti fluorurati e le loro applicazioni. I tensioattivi fluorurati conferiscono eccellenti proprietà bagnanti, spalmabili e livellanti nei sistemi di rivestimento e detergenza, principalmente in tutte le applicazioni in cui la tensione superficiale è un fattore essenziale per determinare le prestazioni del prodotto finale. D'altra parte, i fluoro polimeri creano una protezione duratura e trasparente su diverse superfici come pietra, legno, pelle e tessuto, fornendo una difesa altamente efficace contro agenti come acqua, olio, cibo e bevande. Uno specifico team di ricerca è sempre alla ricerca di soluzioni innovative, cercando di fornire componenti nuovi ed eco-compatibili che una volta formulati possano fare la differenza, garantendo a Maflon una crescita costante negli ultimi anni.

09:50 - 10:10

Moisture curing, isocyanate-free protective topcoats

I rivestimenti a base di silani igroindurenti lavorano su una chimica a due stadi. Nel primo stadio, i polimeri funzionalizzati silano reagiscono con l’umidità atmosferica e danno origine ai silanoli. Nel secondo stadio, i gruppi silanolo condensano e formano i legami silossanici. Questa tecnologia viene sempre più utilizzata per applicazioni protettive e marine ad altissime prestazioni.

La presentazione descrive e caratterizza un’innovativa famiglia di polimeri, creati dalla combinazione di neoesteri-vinilici e alcossi-silani di natura vinilica o acrilica, in cui il silano è responsabile della velocità di reticolazione mentre il neoestere vinilico, altamente idrofobo, garantisce stabilità di stoccaggio ed una eccellente durabilità del rivestimento applicato.

I test condotti con questi polimeri, su vernici monocomponenti, dimostrano che si possono ottenere soluzioni economiche, senza isocianato, ad alto solido, a rapida reticolazione e con lunga shelf life. Questi polimeri sono una sostenibile alternativa ai sistemi poliuretanici bicomponenti e ai rivestimenti acril-polisilossanici, impiegati per la formulazione di vernici protettive.


Silane moisture curing coatings are based on a two steps chemistry.  In the first step, silane functionalized polymers react with water from the ambient air to yield silanols. In the second step, silanol groups condensate to form siloxane cross-links. This technology is increasingly used for high performance marine and protective applications.

This presentation discusses a new family of polymers based on the combination of vinyl neoesters and vinyl- or acryl- alkoxysilane monomers where the silane monomers provide a fast and efficient curing of the coatings whereas the highly hydrophobic vinyl neoesters ensure a high stability of the systems in the can and an excellent durability to the coatings.

Tests of these new binders in 1K coatings demonstrate that high solids, fast drying and long shelf life can be combined in a cost-efficient isocyanate-free solution. These binders are valuable alternative to 2K polyurethanes and acrylic-polysiloxanes for many applications, especially in protective coatings.  

  • View full profile for Denis HeymansDenis Heymans Senior Technology Leader - Hexion Research Belgium for Brenntag
10:10 - 10:30

Valida: Natural cellulose as source of inspiration in waterborne coatings

La cellulosa è il polimero organico più abbondante sulla Terra e il componente principale di tutte le piante. Ha senso sfruttare questa risorsa e sbloccare il suo potenziale come biomateriale. Uno sviluppo incentrato su questo è Valida.

Valida è cellulosa fibrillata prodotta da Sappi, un materiale 100% naturale, biodegradabile e sostenibile prodotto dalla lavorazione meccanica delle fibre di cellulosa derivate dal legno fino ai loro componenti più piccoli, con conseguenti proprietà innovative del materiale.

Queste proprietà includono un eccellente potenziale stabilizzante, modificazione della reologia e robustezza. L'esclusivo profilo reologico di Valida - alta viscosità a riposo e diradamento al taglio - lo rendono un materiale adatto per molte applicazioni, compresi i sistemi di vernici e rivestimenti a base d'acqua.

Nel settore Paint and Coatings, la cellulosa fibrillata agisce come stabilizzante multifunzionale imitando le soluzioni sintetiche, migliorando al contempo la sostenibilità, riducendo il contenuto di COV e l'impronta di carbonio. Allo stesso tempo, Valida migliora efficacemente la reologia della vernice bagnata e fornisce rinforzo alla vernice asciutta.

L'elevata viscosità a riposo si traduce in formulazioni stabili, migliore stabilità all'interno della lattina e stabilizzazione dei pigmenti e, in definitiva, in sineresi ridotta/risolta.

La natura tissotropica, inoltre, migliora notevolmente l'anti cedimento dello strato applicato, prevenendone il gocciolamento.

Nella vernice a secco, Valida risolve il problema del mud-cracking, fornisce una migliore resistenza ai prodotti chimici domestici e migliora il rapporto di contrasto/potere coprente, completando il TiO2 e aumentando le sue prestazioni di opacità.


Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and the main component of all plants. It makes sense to harness this resource and unlock its potential as a biomaterial. One development centered around this is Valida.

Valida is fibrillated cellulose manufactured by Sappi, a 100% natural, biodegradable and sustainable material produced by mechanically processing wood derived cellulose fibres down to their smallest components, resulting in innovative material properties.

These properties include excellent stabilizing potential, rheology modification and robustness. Valida’s unique rheology profile - high viscosity at rest and highly shear thinning - make it a suitable material for many applications, including waterborne Paints and Coatings systems.

In Paints and Coatings, fibrillated cellulose acts as multifunctional stabiliser mimicking synthetic solutions while improving the sustainability, reducing VOC content and carbon footprint.

At the same time, Valida effectively improves the rheology of wet paint and provides reinforcement to the dry paint.

The high viscosity at rest results in stable formulations, better in-can stability and pigments’s stabilisation, and, ultimately, in reduced/solved syneresis.

Furthermore, the thixotropic nature significantly enhances the anti-sagging of the applied layer, preventing dripping.

In the dry paint, Valida solves the mud-cracking issue, provides better resistance to household chemicals and improves the contrast ratio/hiding power, complementing the TiO2 and boosting its opacity performances.

11:30 - 11:50

PTFE Additives in Coatings & Inks – Regulatory Threat and Alternatives

PTFE is an additive which is used broadly in the paints, coatings and inks industry for many years. As an additive it provides important performance attributes such as surface protection, surface slip, heat resistance and chemical resistance.

This paper will be divided in three main sections:

  • PTFE as an additive

What is specific about its chemistry, how is it produced, in which forms is it provided to the coatings industry and what are the specific benefits it provides to this industry.

  • Past, current and future regulatory restrictions and threats for PTFE.

This part will, among others, explain the PFOA restriction and the upcoming PFAS regulation and its existing and potential consequences.

  • PTFE alternatives

What can coatings and inks formulators do when they are forced or would like to replace PFTE in their formulations? Which type of alternatives are offered and developed by Lubrizol and how do they work?

  • View full profile for Ralf EberhardsRalf Eberhards Global Technology Manager Surface Modifiers - Lubrizol Performance Coatings for Urai
11:50 - 12:10

Novel options for sustainable waterbased wood coatings

The change to more stringent regulations is the main driver that push the wood coating formulators to optimise their formulations. Raw materials need to fulfil a broad range of requirements and in addition, provide the high level performance we all expect from any wood coating applied on furniture or parquet, etc.

As raw material supplier, technical and regulatory experts at Evonik work hand in hand in order to offer solutions.


This presentation will introduce in a first part a series of additives that are respectful of the environment and improve substrate wetting as well as crater elimination for waterborne wood coatings.

In a second part, the topic of defoaming will be discussed with two new products that offer a unique balance of defoaming and compatibility with a favorable regulatory profile.


Le nuove normative sempre più restringenti sono il principale fattore motivante per i formulatori ad ottimizzare le loro formulazioni. Le materie prime oltre a soddisfare questi requisiti devono garantire prestazioni ad alto livello alle vernici per legno applicate su mobili o parquet.

Quali fornitori di materie prime, gli esperti tecnici e normativi di Evonik lavorano fianco a fianco per offrire valide soluzioni.

  • View full profile for Christine LouisChristine Louis Technical Expert DECO - Coating additives - Evonik Operations for Eigenmann & Veronelli
12:10 - 12:30

Miglioramento della resistenza al graffio a umido nelle pitture murali con disperdenti a base di copolimeri SMA

Studi recenti sui difetti della vernice nei rivestimenti architettonici indicano che i disperdenti dei pigmenti hanno un grande impatto sulle prestazioni e sulla durata del rivestimento. Vorremmo presentare uno studio per indagare la relazione tra disperdente e prestazioni del rivestimento nelle formulazioni di pitture murali. Le proprietà che hanno dimostrato di essere influenzate dalla scelta del disperdente, tra le altre, includono l'accettazione del colore, la resistenza allo strofinamento a umido e la resistenza all'acqua. Utilizzando il disperdente ottimale, si migliora la compatibilità e si dimostra l'influenza sulla resistenza allo strofinamento a umido, e quindi sulla durata del rivestimento. I disperdenti di copolimeri a base di SMA ottimizzano le formulazioni consentendo risparmi sui costi, prestazioni e aumento della durata.



Recent studies for paint failures in Architectural Coatings indicate that pigment dispersants have a large impact on the performance and the coating lifetime. We present a study to investigate the relationship between dispersant and coating performance in wall paint formulations. Properties shown to be affected by the dispersant choice, amongst others,  include color acceptance, wet scrub resistance, and water resistance. By using the optimum dispersant, compatibility is improved and the influence on wet scrub resistance, and therefore coating lifetime, will be demonstrated. SMA based copolymer dispersants optimize formulations allowing cost savings, performance and lifetime increase

  • Silvana Rabacchi Sales and business development manager - Polyscope Polymers BV for Grolman
14:00 - 14:20

Nuove miscele di stabilizzatori alla luce per soddisfare alte prestazioni e esigenze normative (sempre) piu’ stringenti

  • View full profile for Simona De GradiSimona De Gradi Sales and Business Development Manager Coatings Greater Europe - Songwon Industrial Group for Eurosyn
14:20 - 14:40

New sustainable solutions to reduce environmental footprint

Arkema's ambition is to offer innovative and sustainable solutions to our partners, as part of our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Therefore our R&D and production teams have joint efforts in order to revisit our raw material selection, product composition and provide innovation in our manufacturing process in order to reduce the carbon footprint of our acrylic thickeners.

During this presentation, I will introduce our latest rheology solutions that address carbon footprint reduction through process innovation and bio-based feedstocks.

14:40 - 15:00

Driers for the future – Ege Kimya innovative regulatory compliant and cost effective products that improve catalytic performance

Il mercato europeo richiede oggi smalti alchidici, resine poliestere insature e inchiostri offset in grado di rispondere alle odierne esigenze normative.

Oltre ad un’ampia gamma di essiccativi su base neodecanoato in grado di sostituire in modo efficace l’attuale tecnologia su base ottoato, EGE KIMYA ha arricchito la linea EGEDry® Prime – dedicata al cobalto polimerico – con il prodotto EGEDry® Prime LV Pro, il primo nel suo genere ad avere un contenuto di cobalto al 6% e a viscosità ridotta.

La gamma di essiccativi secondari oggi comprende anche lo Stronzio Basico, molto più efficiente dello Zirconio sia a basse che ad alte temperature e in presenza di umidità.

Infine, verrà presentata la nuova serie EGECat® ClearCo – specifiche miscele di metalli a basso contenuto di cobalto sviluppate per resine poliestere insature e smalti alchidici.



The regulatory demands for the European market are increasingly restrictive and pose significant challenges for the formulation of alkyd based coatings, unsaturated polyesters and offset printing inks.  EGE KIMYA’s range of neodecanoate driers have been expanded and are shown to be effective replacements for the standard octoates.  The EGEDry® Prime range of polymeric cobalt products now includes EGEDry Prime LV Pro – the first of this technology to have a cobalt content of 6% with the added feature of reduced viscosity.  The range of through driers now includes overbased strontium – a more effective drier than zirconium especially at low and high temperatures and high humidity.  The most recent development from the EGE KIMYA R & D is the development of the EGECat® ClearCo series.  These new products are specific blends of metals with low cobalt content, originally developed for specific UPR applications, that are proven to be very effective in alkyd coatings.

I will expand more on the development and show the test results of these products.  This presentation is a snapshot of the commitment EGE KIMYA makes to the continuous development of products in the area of metal carboxylates.


  • View full profile for Andrew MasonAndrew Mason Technical Sales Manager - Ege Kimya San. ve Tic. A.Ş. for Amik Italia
16:00 - 16:20

Perché scegliere i Nanotubi Singoli di Carbonio come Agenti Antistatici per Pavimentazioni Esd

Tuball Matrix , matrici di nano tubi singoli di carbonio , funzionali a pavimentazioni elettro conduttive , con scopi di sicurezza ambienti di lavoro e protezione di apparecchiature elettroniche

16:20 - 16:40

Multi-Functional ELEMENTIS Talc Grades for High Performance Coatings

I requisiti di durabilità e resistenza di pitture e rivestimenti sono in costante aumento e allo stesso tempo le vernici devono essere più sicure per i consumatori e per l'ambiente. Il talco come materiale naturale, inerte e non tossico con particelle lamellari e idrofobiche è una scelta economica e sicura per molti rivestimenti decorativi e protettivi. Questa presentazione dimostra come i gradi di talco ELEMENTIS, puri e opachi, migliorano le proprietà di durabilità e resistenza dei rivestimenti decorativi e protettivi. La resistenza allo sfregamento a umido e la resistenza della superficie alle sostanze chimiche presenti nelle pitture decorative possono essere migliorate quando si usa lo speciale talco ELEMENTIS come extender. Anche le proprietà anticorrosive dei rivestimenti industriali possono essere migliorate e allo stesso tempo possono essere ridotte le emissioni VOC utilizzando come extender lo speciale talco ELEMENTIS.


Durability and resistance requirements of paints and coatings are constantly increasing and at the same time paints need to be healthier for consumers and environmental. Talc as natural, inert and non-toxic material with lamellar and hydrophobic particles is economical and safe choice for many decorative and protective coatings. This presentation demonstrates how ELEMENTIS talc grades, that are pure and platy, improve the durability and resistance properties of decorative and protective coatings. The wet scrub resistance and surface resistance against different chemicals of decorative paints can be improved when pure, platy talc is used as extender. Also anti-corrosion properties of industrial coatings can be improved and at the same time VOC emissions can be reduced when special ELEMENTIS talc is used as extender.

  • View full profile for Veli KilpeläinenVeli Kilpeläinen Global Senior Technical Manager of Talc for Coatings and Industrials - Elementis Minerals B.V for Grolman
16:40 - 17:00

Sustainable resins for sustainable coatings

In recent years, general sustainability awareness, legislation and consequently also customer requirements are dictating trends in industrial development, and the relatively conservative coating segment being no exception.

Alkyds as representatives of intrinsic-bio-based-derived polymers are still strongly present in many coating segments but they possess some intrinsic drawbacks. In the last decades, high-performance coatings are being produced from petrol-based raw materials, offering significant improvements in substrate protection and its prolonged durability while maintaining visual, protective and other special properties.

For a long time, water-based coatings were limited to less demanding applications, such as do-it-yourself (DIY) paints. After entering the new millennia, (European) legislation pushed industrial coating producers to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) due to impacts on human health and air pollution.

Many potential replacements of fossil-based building blocks are being increasingly investigated lately. Efforts are focused on new or improved bio-based monomers for polymer (resin) synthesis. The simplest case is the so-called drop-in approach where a fossil-based substance is replaced by an identical one derived from biomass. Bio-based carbon can be validated either by 14C or via bio-mass-balance (BMB) certification. Additionally, many alternative bio-substances have been used and evaluated in various coatings systems. Besides performance, cost-performance ratio must also be considered.

Increasing bio-based carbon is the first and most important step. However, accurate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is needed to claim sustainable resins and coatings.

  • View full profile for Martin OcepekMartin Ocepek Head R&D Synthetic Resins - Helios Resins for Urai