Evonik launches low VOC additive


What could be better than a high-performance multi-functional additive? The same additive but without VOCs!

Evonik’s Coating Additives business line now presents the next generation of its customer favourite: SURFYNOL® 104 Z.

There aren’t many applications that don’t use the additive to improve both the formulation and the finished coating.

In automotive or industrial coatings, coatings for plastic or wood, or printing inks – SURFYNOL® 104 has long been one of the most well-known and successful additives in the global paints and coatings industry.

The new generation additive is just as effective as its predecessor with one crucial benefit: It contains virtually no VOCs (depending on regional guidelines and measuring method).

This significant advantage means that the product requires minimal special labelling and is therefore easier to use, process and store.

SURFYNOL® 104 Z is a silicone-free additive, developed in response to the increasingly tight regulatory requirements.

As with the previous generation, the new additive is also suitable for applications requiring food contact compliance; it meets FDA and Swiss A requirements.

Besides the lower VOC content and improved product labeling, SURFYNOL® 104 Z still offers the benefits it is known for.

It defoams, it wets, it improves leveling.

And above all, it has no negative impact on the formulation.

As required, the product can be used at any stage of the formulation process: in the mill base, the let-down, in production or during subsequent quality control.

SURFYNOL® 104 Z is a multi-functional gemini surfactant, which performs a balancing act between dynamic wetting and molecular defoaming.

It contains 50 % active substance.

The new additive is HAPs-free and helps formulators to transition more easily from solventborne to waterborne systems.

You can find technical, regulatory and safety data sheets on SURFYNOL® 104 Z at www.coating-additives.com.


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