Solvay Launches New Reactive Water Based Emulsifier
Solvay has developed Reactsurf 0092, an alkylphenol ethoxylates-free (APE) and non-ionic reactive water – based emulsifier for solid epoxy resins. This new reactive water-based emulsifier can mainly be used in industrial coatings, paints or binders.
Solvay’s unique and versatile Reactsurf 0092 technology allows for the formulation of high-performance waterborne epoxy-based coatings.
These water-based epoxy coatings can match or exceed solvent-based (SB) coatings, but contain significantly lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Solvay continuously develops and develops products to help its customers reach cleaner, healthier paints and coating formulations, to meet the challenges of sustainable development and to meet regulatory requirements supplies.
The new, cost-effective, environmentally and processing friendly emulsifier offers easy handling by combining both characteristic external and internal emulsification phases with no additional chemical modification required.
Shows Excellent Application Performance
“Solvay’s Reactsurf 0092 emulsifier incorporates a highly reactive functional cross-linking group, a perfect balance and synergy between emulsification and epoxidation to achieve a highly reactive emulsifier,” said Dr. Rong Er Lin, Research & Innovation Manager, Solvay Novecare Coatings Asia-Pacific. Lin, also stated that this new emulsifier provides excellent application performance and emulsion stability in paints and coatings.