Arkema subsidiary Coatex to showcase its range of waterborne dispersing agents, thickeners at Chinacoat 2011, focusing on 'eco-friendly' additives company produces in China that are solvent-free, APEO-free, heavy metal-free and low VOC

PARIS , November 22, 2011 (press release) – A world leading designer and producer of waterborne rheology additives, Coatex showcases its extensive and innovative range of waterborne dispersing agents, and thickeners at Chinacoat.

This 2011 edition of Chinacoat show will conclude “the year of China for Coatex” as the company has opened both, an application Laboratory (February 2011) and a Rheology Additives plant (August 2011) in China. These assets complement the operations in Europe and North America to ensure global production footprint and provide tailored support to customer needs in all regions of the world. The additives produced in China by Coatex are built on the latest eco-friendly technologies of Coatex: solvent free, APEO free, heavy metal free, and low VOC. These advances are very well perceived by the Market as Coatex recently received “The Best Coating Raw Materials Environmental Friendly Award” at the Green Industrial Coating Asia (GICA) 2011. Another evidence of Coatex commitment to sustainable development.

COAPUR™: a line of associative polyurethane thickeners which covers the full spectrum of rheology profiles, from newtonian to pseudoplastic, delivering exceptional flow and levelling behaviour. The COAPUR™ XS series presents unmatched colour acceptance performances. COAPUR™ thickeners are free of VOCs, APEO (alkyl phenol ethoxylate) surfactants, and heavy metals.

RHEOTECH™: a range of associative acrylic thickeners to match the variety of requirements faced by the Paint & Coating formulator. In-can appearance, syneresis control, outstanding thickening effectiveness and excellent environmental profiles are key properties of RHEOTECH™ thickeners.

ECODIS™: a range of dispersing agents recommended when both outstanding shelf life and cost / performance ratio are required for medium to high PVC formulations.

COADIS™: a range of dispersing agents designed to meet specific requirements of coatings such as gloss, corrosion- or scrub-resistance. COADIS™ dispersing agents are recommended for a variety of pigments.

These technologies and products are available from Coatex throughout the world.

Coatex technical support and Sales team will be pleased to welcome Customers at booth E2 / zone 4 / booth 2G41-51 during ChinaCoat.

About Coatex:

Coatex designs and produces rheology additives for aqueous formulations and waterborne processes. Innovation for Sustainable Development as a core strategy, Coatex is developing highly performing additives to serve a wide variety of applications, such as Waterborne Paints & Coatings, Paper coating, Minerals Processing, Construction and Water treatment. With production sites in France, Netherlands, USA and China, Coatex employs more than 300 people. Coatex is a subsidiary of the Arkema group, France’s leading chemicals producer.

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