Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
) announced that it will showcase some specialty additives,
including surfactants, dispersants and a new line of defoamers,
at the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg, Germany.
At the ECS, Air Products will highlight its Airase Structured
Siloxane Defoamer Line (SSDL), a line of formulated,
siloxane-based defoamers for coatings, inks, adhesives and other
industrial specialty applications. These products by Air Products
have been designed to deliver predictable performance relative to
each other to allow formulators to take a systematic approach to
Each product in this lineup has a different balance of
defoaming strength and formulation compatibility for optimal
defoaming performance in different formulations.
Air Products will also display its Dynol 800 and Dynol 810
surfactants at the ECS. Dynol 800 and 810 surfactants provide a
superior balance of properties compared to traditional
fluorosurfactants and silicone surfactants, with exceptional
performance in wood, plastic, inks and automotive coatings as
well as in a wide variety of other water-based coating
Air Products' Dynol 800 and 810 surfactants are easy to
formulate and have the ability to reduce both equilibrium and
dynamic surface tension to levels not achieved with other
surfactants. This excellent balance of properties makes Dynol 800
and 810 surfactants an excellent alternative for difficult-to-wet
substrates requiring good flow and leveling under diverse
Air Products will also feature ZetaSperse 3600 dispersant,
which is designed to offer excellent dispersion stability with
effective pigment de-aeration, efficient milling, and viscosity
control. The synergistic combination of surface active species
used in ZetaSperse 3600 dispersant has also been found to offer
the robust performance necessary to overcome pigment grade
variations found with global sourcing of pigments.
Air Products will also introduce its Surfynol MD-610S defoamer,
which is a highly effective powder defoamer designed to eliminate
air entrapment in cementitious-based products for the
construction industry. Surfynol MD-610S defoamer facilitates fast
escape of entrapped air while incorporating water and during
mixing. The resulting cementitious compositions exhibit enhanced
flow, excellent self-leveling, reduced air content and a smooth
and defect-free hardened surface.
Air Products currently carries a short-term Zacks Rank #2
(Buy). Apart from it, other companies in the chemical industry
that worth a look are
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