Solvay has developed Reactsurf 0092, an alkylphenol ethoxylates-free (APE) and non-ionic reactive water-based emulsifier for solid epoxy resins for use in industrial coatings and paints or binders.

According to the company, the material allows for the formulation of high-performance waterborne epoxy-based coatings which can match or exceed that of solvent-based (SB) coatings but with an appreciably lower level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

‘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.

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.