NeoCryl XK-117 can be used as an alternative to solvent-borne coating technology for the construction and heavy machinery industry.
NeoCryl XK-117 can be used as an alternative to solvent-borne coating technology for the construction and heavy machinery industry.

Royal DSM has launched a new direct-to-metal (DTM) waterborne coating resin.

According to the company, NeoCryl XK-117 can be used as an alternative to solvent-borne coating technology for the construction and heavy machinery industry. It contains low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and has low odor, and, by enabling a direct-to-metal application, rather than requiring a two-stage application, The resin can enable energy-saving opportunities of up to 50% during forced drying processes, DSM says, adding that the resin also makes coatings with higher levels of durability. It has a solid content level of 50%, making it suitable for high-build coatings.

‘'The launch of NeoCryl XK-117 is an important step forward for DSM as we look to expand our sustainable direct-to-metal product offering,’ said Ap Heijenk, global technical application manager at DSM.

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