Presenters Name: Joesphine Mak

Employment Title: TBA

Company: Synthomer

Biography: TBA

Presentation Title: Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology” for effective metal protection

Presentation Abstract: The annual cost of corrosion to the global economy is estimated at €2.5 trillion, but savings can be made by implementing proper corrosion prevention best practices. The application of one or two component protective coatings is one of the possible solutions to limit maintenance costs. While there is a general shift in the coatings industry towards waterborne technologies, solvent-based systems are still the preferred choice for metal corrosion protection because, for well-known reasons, corrosion prevention with waterborne coatings is a particularly perceived as a difficult challenge.

Synthomer has developed innovative water-based binders based on Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology for effective metal protection for architectural and industrial coatings. This presentation will describe the design of these polymers and their resulting performance when used in direct-to-metal formulations and anti-corrosion primers. Particular attention will be paid to the influence of critical formulation ingredients, such as anticorrosive pigments, and their interest in the development of 1K waterborne coatings.