Low-gloss Curing Resins Reduce Energy Consumption

Hexion Inc.’s low-gloss options for its Albecor low-thermal curing resins require less energy, cure faster and provide a better-wearing, easier-to-maintain, matte finish for outdoor coatings.

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Hexion Inc.’s low-gloss options for its Albecor low-thermal curing resins require less energy, cure faster and provide a better-wearing, easier-to-maintain, matte finish for outdoor coatings. Curing at temperatures as low as 160°C (320°F) compared to conventional systems that cure at 180°C (356°F), these resins can reduce energy consumption as much as 12.5 percent while maintaining equal or better resistance to outdoor elements. They also exhibit gloss stability across a range of curing temperatures and coating thicknesses.

According to the company, low-gloss surfaces hide wear and scratches better than their high gloss counterparts, ease cleaning and give buildings and equipment a softer, warmer look. The resin technology also meets demands for more sustainable, lower-energy products.

Typical applications for these resins include coatings for agricultural and construction equipment, transportation/mass transit, heavy carpentry and aluminum frames. Powder coatings based on the low-gloss resins are particularly suitable for heavy machinery and agricultural and construction equipment because they deliver technical and visual performance equal to other coating systems, even on very large parts with high thermal inertia, the company says.

Hexion Inc., call 614-986-2497 or visit hexion.com.