At the European Coatings Show, this company debuted a new epoxy resin dispersion that can reportedly close the cost vs. performance gap between waterborne and solvent-borne technologies. EPI-REZ™ resin 7520-WD-52 has reportedly been shown in product testing to deliver corrosion resistance and substrate adhesion comparable to solventborne epoxy coatings used in transportation and industrial applications.

“This next-generation product provides a new value-engineered option for our industrial epoxy coatings customers who are looking for a more environmentally preferred, high-performance, waterborne resin platform,” said Callum Scott, EMEA regional segment leader. “For current waterborne epoxy resin users, EPI-REZ resin 7520-WD-52 reduces the need to blend epoxy dispersions to achieve the desired balance of price and performance.”

The resin offers a shelf life of more than 12 months, which is reportedly longer than many competitive waterborne epoxy dispersions. Applications for the product include primers, mid-coats and direct-to-metal coatings for agricultural and construction equipment, for trucks and buses, or for shop-based industrial finishes.

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