Eastman Chemical has expanded its architectural paint portfolio with the introduction of Eastman Optifilm additive OT1200. The product will be launched at the European Coatings Show to be conducted in Nürnberg, Germany from 29 to 31 March 2011.
The OT1200 additive makes formulators to decrease the content of volatile organic compounds in water-based wall or trim paints by substituting volatile glycols. It enhances both wet edge and open time and retains other characteristics of the paints.
The additive functions well at different application conditions and allows architectural paint formulators to make products that perform well and comply with strict regulatory standards. Eastman Chemical has been offering a broad range of additives and coalescents to the coatings market for over four decades.
Growth Platform Leader of Eastman Chemical, Jennifer Cogar commented that the market demand for enhanced open time is huge in the European and North American region and thus there is an increase in the production of paints with lower volatile organic compounds. The OT120 makes formulators to produce paints that have enhanced aesthetics and performance properties.