A technical paper written by employees of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“MSC” or the “Company”) was chosen as one of the top two papers for innovation in new coating technology at the Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) in Atlantic City, NJ, earlier this month.
The paper, entitled “Branched Vinyl Ester Monomers for Hydrophobic Emulsion Polymers,” received 1st prize over 42 papers presented at the conference. Pflaumer Brothers, an independent manufacturer of polymers and resins, isocyanates, colorants and specialty additives for paints and coatings based in Ewing, NJ, sponsored the awards.
MSC’s technical paper provides an overview of vinyl ester-based binders for paints, and outlines the performance improvement enabled by the unique family of highly branched VeoVa™ vinyl ester monomers created by Momentive. These vinyl esters of Versatic™ acid are ideal co-monomers in the production of emulsion polymers for high-quality, exterior and interior, water-based architectural and industrial coatings. The paper describes how the incorporation of these highly branched hydrophobic structures enhances the latex and final coating properties, particularly with regard to durability and water and alkaline resistance.
The authors explain why VeoVa monomers are a natural partner for vinyl acetate in the production of binders for paints with high scrub resistance and very good outdoor durability. The paper also addresses acrylic polymers modified with hydrophobic VeoVa vinyl ester monomers. VeoVa vinyl ester-modified acrylics exhibit very high alkali and UV resistance as well as long-lasting water repellence. Typical applications for acrylic polymers modified with VeoVa vinyl ester monomer include wood stains, exterior masonry coatings and anti-corrosion coatings.
For more information regarding the results of this research, please contact Tim Kittler, American Marketing and Development Manager–Versatics, at +1 678 327 1834 or by email at [email protected]. Additional background on VeoVa monomers is also available in the Versatic Derivatives section of momentive.com.