Anti-Scratch Additive for Waterbased UV Curable Systems

Demand for high performing water-based coatings continues to be the trend throughout the many coatings market segments. Wood flooring, cabinetry, and furniture coatings segments are a major component of this movement. To support this transition, development of innovative solutions is required to provide improved coatings performance. End-users are seeking increased durability and the lower environmental impact which comes with water-based technology. Improved scratch resistance will improve the long-lasting aesthetics and protection that wood coatings provide.  A novel, easy to use approach to improve scratch resistance in water-based wood coatings has been demonstrated in multiple resin technologies.  Performance testing of improved scratch resistance while maintaining good film properties will be presented in a water-based UV curable system which exceeds performance of current market offerings.

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