At the recent 34th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show, Michelman shared information regarding its line of low-VOC surface modifiers for exterior wood coatings and sealants. This portfolio of additives reportedly helps extend the maintenance cycle of exterior wood coatings by protecting against water damage, swelling, cracking, and warping.

Selected as part of the event’s technical presentation schedule, Michelman also featured its waterborne metal coating protection solutions that control corrosion and coefficient of friction (COF). Scott Smallwood, research chemist in Michelman’s Coatings Group, discussed this technology in his technical presentation entitled “The Usage of Waterborne Copolymer Dispersions in Corrosion Resistant Applications.”

“We have developed technology for fasteners, window fittings, and other small metal part applications that meets or exceeds the long term corrosion protection of currently available commercial products on a variety of metals, including aluminum or steel,” said Smallwood."

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