A Versatile Binder for Ultra-Matte Effect Coatings

Jonathan Shaw, PhD, Allnex

Abstract: A new UV/EB curable polyester acrylate binder requires less matting agent to achieve long-lasting, ultra-low matte finishes on wood, PVC flooring, plastics and paper foil substrates. Reduced matting agent levels means improved rheology, transparency, and stain and scratch resistance. In addition, coatings formulated with this versatile binder, including both clear and pigmented systems intended for use as top coats or self-sealing coatings, can be cured using the full spectrum of UV light.