Michelman, a bronze sponsor and exhibitor at Coating Trends & Technologies (CTT) 2019, recently announced that it will feature its line of sustainable waterborne surface modifiers for improving the performance of exterior wood coatings and architectural paint coatings. The event will be held September 10-11 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill.
Michelman reports that its low-VOC architectural coatings enhance scuff, scrub, scratch, burnish, and abrasion resistance. They also impart anti-blocking properties and offer matting and gloss reduction. Brands such as Michem® Emulsion and Michem Guard reportedly offer technologies that provide optimum protection, durability, and surface properties in a wide array of architectural and special-purpose coatings. They include weather-resistant polymers for exterior façade paint, polymers for low-VOC interior paints, and performance-enhancing aqueous surface modifiers.
The company will also feature its low-VOC Michem Wood Coating line. These proprietary water-based surface modification additives for wood coatings and stains reportedly offer improved water resistance and water beading for exterior wood applications such as decks, fences, outdoor furniture, and garden sheds. They also provide enhanced resistance to cracking and warping and are hydrophobic for decreased water uptake. According to Michelman, these solutions deliver increased durability and weatherability and meet the ASTM D-4446 standard for anti-swell.