At the recently held Paint India exhibition in Mumbai, construction chemicals major BASF India launched two new polymer dispersion products for the Indian market. The two products – Acronal 7079 and AQAcell HIDE 6299 – are designed for paint and coatings to help keep building exteriors clean and durable, and improve carbon footprints through reduction of titanium dioxide (TiO2).
Featuring BASF’s state-of-the-art technology with three-dimensional cross-linking structure, Acronal 7079 helps prevent formation of cracks and create a good water barrier property and water vapour permeability. The systematic ultraviolet cross-link and good thickener response makes it excellent in weathering and dirt pickup resistance. And, AQAcell HIDE 6299 is designed to provide opacity and whiteness to paints in architectural coatings by extending and improving the efficiency of TiO2. It helps reduce the amount of TiO2 in the formulation without sacrificing performance. With its low odour, it can be used in both exterior and interior paints.
Jeff Knight, senior vice president, dispersions and resins Asia Pacific, BASF said, “BASF’s low volatile organic compounds, low odour and high durable solutions not only help protect health and provide protection and resistance against weathering elements, but also meet the increasingly more stringent environmental standards.”