Mr. Luc Vanderstappen, European Business Manager at Michelman,
will be making a presentation at the European Coatings Show being held in Nürnberg,
Germany from March 31st through April 2nd, 2009. Mr. Vanderstappen’s presentation
will focus on the benefits and methods for using wax emulsions in water-based
coatings, for use on exterior and interior wood.
Depending on the application, either exterior or interior, coating formulators
working with wood must address a plethora of potential problems including UV
degradation, color fading, dirt pickup, water absorption, cracking, mold and
mildew growth, swelling and splintering, marring, scratching, gloss, block resistance
and coefficient of friction. Mr. Vanderstappen will demonstrate pictorially
and graphically how wax emulsions can be used to prevent or minimize these problems,
with an emphasis on water repellency. Selection criteria will also be discussed,
with a focus on stability in low VOC coatings.