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AGM signs distribution agreement with Rayoung Chemtech Inc., Taiwan

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Rayoung Chemtech Inc. (Headquarters, Taipei, Taiwan). The partnership will extend AGM’s commercial reach directly into the region’s liquid resins, coatings, composites and polymers sectors.

Founded in 2008, Rayoung Chemtech Inc. has always been committed to delivering high performance specialty chemicals and shares AGM’s vision for helping customers improve material performance and strengthen product competitiveness. The distribution agreement will see the two companies collaborate on customer opportunities and introduce AGM’s proprietary Genable graphene dispersion technology into the Taiwanese coatings and composites market.

In addition to its own commercial hubs in the U.K. and the United States, AGM now has distribution agreements with local expert chemicals and coatings distributors in a growing number of export markets. As a result, AGM has achieved excellent regional coverage providing detailed customer understanding and appreciation of graphene’s potential.

Adrian Potts, AGM CEO commented:
“I am really pleased to welcome Rayoung Chemtech Inc. to the commercial team, in line with our strategy to continue expanding our distributor footprint. We believe that the key to graphene’s continued commercialisation is to combine innovative materials technology with a local customer approach that presents the practical advantages of use and the true potential of graphene dispersions in their applications. We look forward to working with the highly motivated team at Rayoung Chemtech Inc. to take advantage of the many opportunities in the Taiwanese market.”

Ray Chung from Rayoung Chemtech Inc. commented:
“AGM is a world-leading graphene material innovator and dispersions manufacturer and through their advanced technology, we see the vision, potential and great possibilities for supporting the development of a wide spread of industries. We are very happy to become AGM’s partner and jointly introduce new materials that can be practically applied to the Taiwan market. I believe that we can bring higher value to the industry chain and create a better future together, just as Rayoung Chemtech believes in “Better Chemistry, Better Life!”

 

Graphene-enhanced coating successfully developed for Indian power transmission assets

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, is pleased to announce that Stanvac-Superon Group, the India-based manufacturer of industrial repair and maintenance solutions, has introduced a speciality conductive coating incorporating AGM’s Genable dispersed graphene materials, for use on industrial power transmission equipment.

Following successful development and testing, the new protective, conductive coating incorporating AGM’s high-quality A-GNP35 graphene dispersions will reduce contact resistance in coated copper and aluminium electrical cable joints to reduce the power lost over the connection. Using the graphene-based 8079 (A) Power-Plus coating, a 30-50% reduction in contact power loss is achieved, offering significant energy savings over time.

The first customer application is well-underway and is expected to reach approval shortly. Stanvac-Superon Group expects the product to be used for power transmission, electrical distribution, and railways, as well as other high energy consumers such as steel mills, smelters, and refineries.

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM said:
“Our easy-to-use graphene dispersions have again been successfully incorporated into high performance coatings applications, and enabled our customer to achieve a 30-50% improvement in their product’s performance. This once again reflects the success of AGM’s approach to customer engagement and customer product development. Combining our expertise in formulating and dispersing nanomaterials, we deliver a customised solution to achieve excellent performance gains in customer products.
We look forward to end-user approvals and long-term revenues from the successful deployment of this coating product in India and throughout Stanvac’s export networks.”

Sanjay Mehra, Managing Director of Stanvac-Superon Group said:
“We are indeed impressed with the performance of the AGM graphene dispersions and thank them for all their technical support and assistance in this development”

Successful first application of graphene-enhanced anti-corrosion coatings on Environment Agency assets

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, is pleased to announce that England’s Environment Agency (EA) has successfully completed its first application of AGM’s harsh environment anti-corrosion product to one of its flood defence assets on the North East coast of England. The coastal flood defence gates were coated with AGM’s new graphene enhanced Genable CX-based anti-corrosion primer.

AGM’s coating system that was used in this project is a further iteration of AGM’s product offerings for barrier performance and anti-corrosion application. It represents the culmination of 18 months of in-depth testing and evaluation of anti-corrosion performance for both salt-spray and immersion in harsh test regimes.

This first customer application on a coastal facility represents a major milestone in customer exploitation of AGM’s graphene-enhanced coatings systems for corrosion protection in harsh coastal environments. The coating of the EA’s asset is the first of several planned applications of the system.

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM said:
“After many years of product development and rigorous testing of example graphene formulations for a range of increasingly harsh corrosion environments, it is extremely gratifying to see the successful application of these coatings in harsh coastal and sea spray conditions. I am excited by the opportunity to engage with England’s Environment Agency and look forward to wider use of our products on further EA assets, as well as deeper engagement with them as an innovative solution provider.
Being based in the North East and seeing our products used locally is also testament to local innovation and the excellent platform of graphene R&D which AGM has developed in the region.”

John Abraham of England’s Environment Agency said:
“The EA has set itself an ambitious target of being a Carbon Net Zero Organisation by 2030. We must innovate and engage with companies that are developing the materials and technologies of tomorrow, if we are to meet this ambition. One area the EA is looking at, is how to lengthen the maintenance intervals on our Flood Risk Management (FRM) Assets, which will reduce our carbon footprint in maintenance activities.

We have welcomed the opportunity, to engage with AGM, who have supplied us with their new advanced graphene primer, that was used in December 2021 on one of our FRM Assets. The asset, comprising of two flood barrier gates, two sluice gates, and various auxiliary components, all within the harsh coastal environment where we have to carry out frequent maintenance, due to its location. We have uniquely used this on half the FRM asset, with the other half in the standard offering we use, giving us a direct comparison which will give real world results in a relatively short period of time, due to its location.
We look forward to working with AGM, for further trials in 2022 of this interesting and innovative product, within a range of real world environments.”

AGM Wins Funding to Further Expand Inhouse Capabilities

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, is pleased to announce the implementation of a key component of its technology roadmap following a successful grant application supported by the Tees Valley Business Growth Fund (TVBGF), which supports SMEs in the Tees Valley to grow their business, improve productivity and stimulate local growth.

After a decade in business, AGM has seen growth in many areas and has expanded its inhouse capabilities to meet increasing demand for its graphene nanoplatelet technology. The installation of a new paint and coatings spray booth facility using the funding secured will facilitate accelerated internal research and customer developments, offer additional specialist training opportunities for staff, and enable AGM to complete projects even more efficiently and with a broader scope.

Growth Fund grant programmes can provide a significant contribution towards the expansion of regional SMEs and can help them to compete on a national and an international level. The funding opportunity identified by AGM through the Tees Valley Combined Authority has resulted in around £47,500 being awarded to the Company.

The Tees Valley Business Growth Fund is managed by Tees Valley Business, which is the local growth hub for the Tees Valley, established by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority. The fund is receiving support from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The latest addition to AGM’s facility based at The Wilton Centre, Redcar, will supplement the UK manufacturer’s existing comprehensive coatings capabilities and rigorous testing processes. AGM customers have direct access to its graphene dispersion expertise through its innovation accelerator programme, offering a unique end-to-end service for customer project development.

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said:
“It is brilliant that the Tees Valley Business Growth Fund is helping this innovative manufacturer to accelerate its world-leading research and development, and to create sustainable solutions for graphene use in the industrial products of the future.
“Once again our local businesses are at the cutting edge of industry and AGM, based on the Wilton site, is the latest in a long line of firms to share good news on the ground-breaking work going on right here in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool.”

For more information visit the AGM website: https://www.appliedgraphenematerials.com/

AGM Showcases Graphene Technology

AGM showcases graphene technology at two major coatings conferences in the U.S.A

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in two key events over the coming months focused on technical trends and advancements within the US coatings market.

AGM plans to showcase the Company’s latest technological developments in graphene dispersion as part of the Coatings Trends and Technologies Conference (CTT) in Chicago, and also at this year’s Western Coatings Symposium and Show (WCS) in Las Vegas.

Opening on 8th September 2021, the two-day CTT event is the premier coatings conference for Midwest USA, bringing together chemists, formulators, R&D personnel, and raw material suppliers to foster innovation and discuss new technological developments. For AGM, the event represents the first in-person opportunity to meet and collaborate with key industry professionals for over a year.

Between 17-20th October 2021, AGM will also be exhibiting at The 35th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show, taking place in Las Vegas, which brings together leading experts and innovators in the coatings industry.

Yellowing Belongs to the Past with ALLNEX Newest Product Innovation DAOTAN® 7061/35WA

allnex,  a global leader in industrial coating resins, today announces the launch of
DAOTAN® 7061/35WA, a new, universal, premium polyurethane dispersion developed for the  Automotive OEM and Vehicle Refinish coating markets.  The 7061 adds significant value to the allnex polyurethane dispersion portfolio coming from its remarkable versatility and high performance in multiple application areas including waterborne Automotive and Refinish Basecoats, Automotive interior and exterior primers and general industrial applications.

 

DAOTAN 7061/35WA is an emulsifier free, high molecular weight, aliphatic urethane-acrylic-hybrid aqueous dispersion with excellent shear stability.   When cured at ambient temperature, DAOTAN 7061/35WA yields clear, crack-free films without cosolvents/coalescent or additives.

Key benefits and features of DAOTAN TW 7061/35WA  include:

  • Unique thermal yellowing stability up to 200°C
  • Outstanding appearance and bright metallic effects in WB Basecoats
  • Excellent mechanical properties e.g. stone chip resistance properties
  • Excellent adhesion to a wide variety of plastics
  • Very good outdoor durability

Hans Schellekens, Marketing Manager Automotive, says: “DAOTAN TW 7061 is by far the most versatile polyurethane dispersion in our product range. It should be the first choice for all automotive customers when starting a new WB primer, basecoat or topcoat development.

For additional information : Automotive OEM – allnex

 

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About allnex: A global company with over €2.1 billion revenue, allnex is a leading producer of coating resins and additives for industrial, protective, automotive and special purpose coatings and inks, a.o. We also supply materials to the construction, composites and manufacturing markets. With 32 manufacturing facilities, 23 research and technology support centres and 5 joint ventures, the allnex group is present on four continents and serves customers in over 100 countries.  We are recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and offer an extensive range of products including innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins and additives and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. Our products cater to multiple end-user segments, including Automotive, Industrial, Packaging Coating and Inks, Protective, Consumer Electronics & Industrial Plastics and Specialty Architectural.

Next generation cobalt free driers ADDITOL® dry CF 103 series

Next generation cobalt free driers ADDITOL® dry CF 103 series and the revolution of hardness determination

Allnex is launching a new cobalt-free drier ADDITOL dry CF 103 to our existing innovative range of driers for solvent borne and water based oxidatively drying paint and ink systems. This portfolio of ‘next-generation’ driers are highly efficient for set and through drying of alkyd based systems used in architectural, industrial coatings and ink applications.  With this new range the allnex additives R&D team builds upon the allnex sustainability initiative of be ECOWISE™;  answering the industry challenge of bringing more environmentally products to the market – while not sacrificing performance.  Deployed in modern air-drying formulations, they fully comply with impending regulations on the use of cobalt paint driers, are free of carcinogenic labelling (CMR Cat. 1B),  low to near zero in VOC and have a high flashpoint.

Key benefits of ADDITOL dry CF 103 cobalt-free driers :

  • Excellent performance stability
  • Early hardness development
  • Improved corrosion resistance for Direct-To-Metal applications
  • Improved surface wrinkling allowing for high end film appearance
  • Used to develop low VOC alkyd paints and conventional ink formulations
  • Low discoloration – improved yellowing over traditional cobalt driers
  • Universal use – compatible with water-based, solvent-based, high solids and
    ultra-high solids paints, natural oil as well as ink formulations

“Prototypenbau Meister GmbH” in Austria joined the project with a new hardness measurement device that complies with DEN EN ISO 1522. The revolutionary instrument enables the detection of lateral deflections and the constant observation of amplitudes during the entire measurement for the precise determination of the damping coefficient. A special camera technology allows improved degrees of accuracy for characterizing the damping oscillation by taking over 500 pictures per second.
The new prototype device brings meticulous measurement into our product research reflecting in
improved reproducibility of hardness data, high degree of accuracy of measurements and reduced human error rate through fully automatized measurement process.

“This portfolio of ‘next-generation’ driers is highly efficient for set and through drying of alkyd based systems used in architectural, industrial coatings and ink applications”, says Bernhard Hirschmann – Head of Additives Business Development & Innovation.

For more information, please visit our Driers – Coating Additives page



About allnex
A global company with over €2.1 billion revenue, allnex is a leading producer of coating resins and additives for industrial, protective, automotive and special purpose coatings and inks, a.o. We also supply materials to the construction, composites and manufacturing markets. With 32 manufacturing facilities, 23 research and technology support centers and 5 joint ventures, the allnex group is present on four continents and serves customers in over 100 countries.  We are recognized as a specialty chemicals pioneer and offer an extensive range of products including innovative liquid resins and additives, radiation cured and powder coating resins and additives and crosslinkers for use on wood, metal, plastic, and other surfaces. Our products cater to multiple end-user segments, including Automotive, Industrial, Packaging Coating and Inks, Protective, Consumer Electronics & Industrial Plastics and Specialty Architectural.
allnex.com

Dragons’ Den Innovator Introduces New Graphene-Based Detailer

[REDCAR, UK, 18th May 2021] — Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM) is delighted to announce that its partnership with a leading innovator in the cycling market, Tru-Tension, has resulted in the launch of a brand new detailing spray enhanced with AGM’s graphene nanoplatelet technology.

UK-based Tru-Tension designs and manufactures products for biking enthusiasts, from tools and cleaning products for commuters and adventure riders, to lubricants and accessories for high performance motorcycle racing. Following a programme of in-house research and testing, the manufacturer claims that the new formulation enhanced with AGM’s industry-leading Genable® graphene dispersion technology delivers extended performance benefits.

Since successfully securing a substantial investment from retail guru Touker Suleyman on BBC’s Dragons’ Den back in 2018, Tru-Tension has grown from strength to strength, expanding its range of high-quality bike maintenance solutions. Tru-Tension suggests the graphene-based spray offers an unrivalled high gloss finish that also acts as a protective layer to leave paintwork glistening, and that the newly formulated hydrophobic coating also reduces dirt build-up to make future cleaning easier.

The Graphene Bike Detailer product represents a further milestone for both companies in bringing graphene nanoplatelet-based products to the wider market. The brand is now available to purchase in Halfords and many other national retailers, as well as through the Tru-Tension website: https://www.tru-tension.co.uk/

Working with industry pioneers like Tru-Tension, AGM continues to realise the benefits of graphene for detailing product applications. This latest product launch represents another example of how the incorporation of the Company’s unique graphene dispersion technology can transform customers’ products and help manufacturers to stand out in the car and bike care market. Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM, said:

“It is a pleasure to see yet another product enhanced with AGM’s graphene dispersions coming to market. Our graphene products have demonstrated exceptional performance in an increasingly broad range of applications, made possible thanks to our focus on delivering graphene nanoplatelets in a format that makes them easy to adopt in practical applications. This approach continues to deliver new customer product momentum for innovative companies like Tru-Tension. The development of our relationship with Tru-Tension is exciting and I look forward to seeing the commercial results of their current and future cutting-edge product launches.”

Chris Frappell, Founder of Tru-Tension, commented:

“It has been great working with AGM’s team to create our new Graphene Bike Detailer. The unrivalled formulation and hydrophobic performance of the graphene delivers a world leading bike detailer with a shine that reduces the build-up of dirt. This addition to our diverse range allows us to continue to deliver market leading products, for motorcycles and

bicycles, at the forefront of what is capable with technology. We look forward to working with AGM on future products and continuing to push the boundaries and performance of our products.”

For more information on how graphene dispersions could enhance your new product, call AGM on +44(0) 1642 438214, email info@appliedgraphehnematerials.com or go to www.appliedgraphenematerials.com.

Car care customer launches two innovative graphene-based sealants

Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, announces that its customer, Constellation Chemicals, has launched two new sealants in its car detailing product range enhanced with AGM’s graphene nanoplatelet technology.

The two products, Parallax, a graphene-enhanced ceramic sealant and Gravity, a graphene-enhanced snow sealant, launch following a programme of research and testing by Constellation Chemicals. The growing UK-based manufacturer of car care products claims that they offer performance enhancements such as hydrophobicity, chemical resistance to acid rain, road salt and bird lye and produce excellent durability, gloss, water repellence and beading.

The new product launches demonstrate further progress in the incorporation of AGM’s industry leading Genable® graphene nanoplatelet dispersions for the car care market. Working in partnership with forward-looking players in the industry such as Constellation Chemicals, ensures AGM can continue to drive graphene innovation in car detailing applications with its customers.

The new sealants have gained significant interest from customers and are available to order at: https://constellationchemicals.com/

Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer of AGM, commented:

“We are pleased to have been able to work with the team at Constellation Chemicals to bring these two new highperformance products to market. It is a further demonstration of the ease of use of AGM’s carefully formulated graphene dispersions in our customers’ product formulations. We look forward to these new products gaining greater customer interest in the innovative protective car care coatings sector, and to further opportunities to collaborate with Constellation Chemicals on future products.”

Gian Franco Totis, Managing Director of Constellation Chemicals, added:
“The release of our two graphene infused products this month has been a major milestone for Constellation Chemicals.
With graphene being the new buzz word on the detailing scene we wanted to get ahead of the competition. Working with AGM’s Genable® range we quickly managed to formulate two products which have exceeded our expectations.
These products offer some great characteristics for the automotive industry including corrosion and chemical resistance, gloss enhancement and heat dissipation.
We are excited to have been able to release two brand new graphene-enhanced car care products – our ceramic sealant “Parallax”, and our snow sealant “Gravity”. Following months of research and development this success has only been possible thanks to the insights and support from the team at AGM.”

For further information, please contact:

Applied Graphene Materials +44 (0) 1642 438 214 Andy Gent, Commercial Director Adrian Potts, Chief Executive Officer David Blain, Chief Financial Officer

N+1 Singer +44 (0) 207 496 3000 Peter Steel / Amanda Gray

Allenby Capital Limited (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 203 328 5656 Nick Athanas / Liz Kirchner (Corporate Finance) Matt Butlin / Kelly Gardiner (Sales and Corporate Broking) Hudson Sandler +44 (0) 207 796 4133 Charlie Jack / Emily Dillon

Take a closer look at silicate-based masonry paints

Durable and environmentally friendly, silicate paints are growing in popularity with forward-looking manufacturers and it’s not hard to see why.

The multiple benefits offered by silicate coating technology make silicate systems ideal to meet challenging modern demands. In particular, they offer significant environmental benefits as they are solvent free and not based on petrochemical raw materials. What’s more, the chemical reaction that takes place between the binder and the masonry substrate makes the paint more durable, requiring less frequent re-application.

With 125 years’ experience with alkali silicates, our key supply partner Woellner has spent the past 50 years undertaking intense application-oriented research in the water-based coatings sector. Its Betolin® system uses high-quality silicate binders and formulation additives to deliver water-based coatings with the following advantages:
• Storable, stable ready-to-use formulations
• Advantageous application properties on most substrates
• Strengthening of weathered or sandy mineral substrates
• Excellent water vapour permeability as a result of the open pore character of the cured coatings
• Low VOC content
• Positive fire protection character
• Good colour stability
• Typically low dirt pick up to exhibit self-cleaning behaviour
• Long-term stability even in combination with photo catalytic materials
• Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications for new and old buildings.

To find out more about Woellner’s products or to discuss your specific needs, please contact Michael Austin at Blagden on 01959 560804 or email.

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Are you ready for EU Poison Centre Notification Format?

Consumers and workers come into daily contact with hazardous chemicals, and although they are expected to be used according to safe-use instructions, unintentional exposure may happen: ingestion, skin contact, inhalation, etc. In those cases, emergency professionals need rapid product identification, information about the chemicals contained and its hazardous properties, all these in order to facilitate the identification of the correct treatment and to avoid further damage.

And this is exactly what a poison centre does: it provides medical advice to citizens and healthcare professionals on health emergencies arising from exposure to hazardous chemicals or to other toxic agents; such as medicines, plants, bites and stings. Poison centres in the EU answer calls for support daily and around the clock.

On 22 March 2017, the Regulation (EU) nº 2017/542 was published, adding the Annex VIII, about the harmonised information relating to emergency health response. According to the ECHA, “It’s about harmonisation, and harmonisation brings synergies and efficiencies”. It was designed to regulate all hazardous mixture notifications (mixtures classified with health and/or physical hazards) within the EU, and established two new concepts related to chemical safety:

  • A harmonised information format file: a common format file which will gradually replace the current national requirements in force.
  • A Unique Formula Identifier (UFI): a unique code for each product which will be added on the label.

This new system, although efficient and beneficial in the long term, also implies a new complex notification process for companies, which will have to notify their products in the official language of each country in which they are marketed, pay different national taxes, etc. Providing harmonized information will certainty improve emergency health response, but the number of notifications is expected to significantly increase, and the producers and manufacturers who have started to work with the new system have already experience workability issues such us:

  • Insufficient time prior to deadline to assimilate notification tools.
  • Regular product variations that will lead to multiple and frequent changes of UFI for the same product.
  • Problems working with the ECHA Submission portal: navigation is complicated, too many clicks; it is not always directly clear if you made a wrong input, since validation is only available at the end of the process; notification via Guided Dossier Preparation took approx. 2 – 3 hours for a single product.

To overcome these inefficiencies and for the harmonized notification system to be truly useful for society, but also viable for companies, experts believe that there is a need for managed automation that minimizes the impact of:

  • Tens of thousands of products to be notified.
  • Frequent formulation changes. Partly own initiative, partly by raw material suppliers or driven by legislation changes.
  • Not feasible to do notifications & updates manually. Notifications must be generated in bulk.
  • Automation requires standardization. The solution must work for thousands of notifications at a time.

Time is running out, since the new harmonized notification process shall apply from 1 January 2021, after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. That is why we have updated CHEMETER, a reliable SDS authoring software which provides you with country specific legislation, up-to-date regulatory information, continuous new features development and professional assistance. It is also a friendly modular software which accommodates each company’s needs considering the country, sector and the aim of the company. It creates an extended range of documents; such as SDS, e-SDS, labels, dangerous goods documents and sector specific paperwork. It is one of the highest implemented software solutions worldwide, and now in addition, we have updated it to provide it with an additional module that issues automatic notifications in a few minutes.

The new module is specially designed to help users to comply with new poison Centre Notification Requirements for Hazardous Mixtures in the EU. It automatically creates PCN dossiers for harmonised notifications. Just in a few minutes, users will get the file with all the necessary documentation: automatic UFI code generation, toxicological information, complete chemical composition, etc. It is a simplified process, which indicates step by step in a simple way the data that the user needs to complete it. In a few clicks, users will get the file to notify all products.  It is a significant time saver compared to the 2 or 3 hours it would take to generate the Poison Center Notification (PCN) format for a single product using the official portal.

You can get more information about CHEMETER and all Siam services on our website https://www.siam-it.com/en/.

BASF / BTC Europe FREE Webinar: HEP N-Hydroxyethyl-2-Pyrrolidone, Hydrophilic Co-Solvent for the Formulators Toolbox.

HEP uniquely combines a high boiling-point and water-solubility allowing for diverse use as a co-solvent or extraction solvent typically in inks, coatings, cleaning, agrochemicals / pharma applications. Its hydrophilic nature and strong polar solubility also suggest its use as a humectant. Current users of 2P, GBL and NMP will be interested to learn that HEP is label-free and can offer a low-tox or more sustainable alternative to standard pyrrolidones.

If you would like to find out a little bit more about the chemistry, characteristics and applications for HEP then please join us for the following session:

Thursday 8th October 2020
09:30 UK/BST
Register here to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions of the KKDIK Regulation (Turkey REACH)

With the pre-registration deadline for KKDIK quickly approaching on the 31st of December 2020, we at CIRS are busy monitoring the latest updates and preparing you to fulfil all the necessary obligations. Completion of the pre-registration obligation provides you with a grace period for registration until the end of 2023 after which all chemical substances manufactured/imported to Turkey in one ton/year must be fully registered.

To make this process easier for you, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions from our practical experience to-date with the KKDIK regulation.

  1. If pre-registration is completed within C&L notification, then why should a foreign enterprise do the pre-registration themselves and not through a TR-importer?

If a TR-importer does C&L notification, they select the role of ‘importer’. The pre-registration will also have been completed under an importer. This may result in the following scenarios (a) higher cost for registration (b) the TR-importer may not do the registration and choose a supplier which has registered their substance with an OR (c) If the TR-importer does the registration, then they can buy the substance from any supplier they want as they will have the registration number. The result is an overall loss of commercial power in Turkey

  1. How is the pre-registration/registration of a polymer processed according to the KKDIK regulation?

Article 4 (hh) of KKDIK: Polymer means a substance consisting of molecules characterised by the sequence of one or more types of monomer units, distributed over a range of molecular weights wherein differences in the molecular weight are primarily attributable to differences in the number of monomer units and comprising of the following:

1) A simple weight majority of molecules containing at least three monomer units which are covalently bound to at least one other monomer unit or other reactant; and

2) Less than a simple weight majority of molecules of the same molecular weight

According to the KKDIK regulation, polymers are themselves exempt from registration. In the same way as EU REACH, it is the monomer unit and any other substances which are present in 1 ton/year or greater which require pre-registration/registration.

  1. For C&L notification of chemicals delivered in mixtures, does each individual substance require notification?

The way a mixture is classified is if the mixture contains a substance which is classified as hazardous and it is above the appropriate concentration limit (varies depending on the substance in question), then the mixture is classified as hazardous. If a mixture meets hazardous criteria, then C&L notification is required. Classification is the same as EU REACH.

  1. Is it possible to transfer completed pre-registrations?

Currently, the online platform for submitting pre-registration/registration dossiers is updating. This is the KKS tool (IUCLID and REACH-IT hybrid). This may take some time to complete. The OR transfer function will be available after the update is complete.

  1. According to KKDIK, all substances manufactured/imported into Turkey in 1 ton/year should be pre-registered. If my substance is less than 1 ton/year can it still be pre-registered?

Yes, it is still possible to pre-register substances which are less than 1 ton/year. This will also cover future business if annual tonnages rise to the 1 ton/year mark or above in the period of three years. If pre-registration is not completed before Dec. 31st 2020 and tonnages rise above the 1 ton/year threshold, then full registration will be required which will be far costlier.

  1. Is there a system of reporting dispatches into Turkey after pre-registration is completed?

Currently, there is not such a system in place for reporting dispatches

  1. When dealing with a mixture, if a raw material is pre-registered under the supplier, can the pre-registration be used by the formulator of the mixture?

This is the decision of the supplier who obtained the pre-registration number and whether he grants access to the formulator to use the pre-registration number.

  1. Who may register in the case of a multinational company/group companies?

This depends on whether each company within the same parent company are defined as ‘registrant’ according to Article 4(ü) of the KKDIK regulation. If multiple companies are under the same legal entity, then just one company needs to act as the registrant. In the case of a separate legal entity, such as a sister company, they should also register.

  1. How are alloys registered?

According to the KKDIK regulation, alloys are treated in the same way as mixtures. Therefore, each individual substance i.e. each metallic substance must be registered individually.

  1. If the tonnage band is expected to increase in the future, can the higher tonnage band be registered under instead?

Companies may register under higher tonnage bands if they expect their annual tonnage to increase. The higher registration fee must also be paid. Furthermore, the registration dossier must include all the required information for the higher tonnage band as data requirements differ between tonnage bands.

  1. If a company is importing a mixture to Turkey, how can they find out if the individual components have already been registered in Turkey by the supplier, if the supplier is refuses to share the information?

The options are to (a) Contact the formulator where the supplier is not the same entity as the formulator. The formulator may be more willing to share the composition information. (b) Take analytical measurements to determine the composition of the mixture or (c) Find an alternative supplier of the same substance who is willing to share the information

  1. Our substance only has a CAS No. and no EC No. is available, can we process pre-registration only with CAS No.?

Yes, there is no problem to process pre-registration without EC No.

  1. We are a distributor located outside Turkey, can we appoint an OR and process pre-registration?

No. It’s same as EU REACH. Only foreign manufacturers can appoint an OR and process pre-registration.

  1. Is there a definition of “new chemical” in the KKDIK regulation?

No. The regulation is only about the substance. There is no specific definition of Existing Chemical and New Chemical. CIRS suggests companies to process pre-registration of all their substances.

  1. If the manufacturer completes the pre-registration, can the local importer take C&L notification with this pre-registration No.?

No, if the importer processes C&L Notification, they have to firstly complete pre-registration by themselves.

  1. Our product contains a raw material which has not been reacted. The tonnage of this raw material is more than 1 ton/year. Are we still required to process pre-registration of this raw material?

It’s similar as EU REACH. If the raw material is not residual on purpose, it can be regarded as an impurity and pre-registration will not be required.

  1. We are a Turkish legal entity which owns several factories in different sites, how shall we process the pre-registration?

According to KKDIK regulation, registrant shall be the natural or legal person in Turkey. If the company has one individual legal entity which own different factories, and the factories have no individual legal entity, only one pre-registration is enough, and all factories will be covered.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Julie Harrington, Regulatory Affairs Consultant

julie@cirs-reach.com

+353 0 87 197 2618

https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-harrington-14270a160/

Innovation award for new silicone-based surfactants for water-based systems

Two new silicone-based surfactants with properties that address key challenges for water-based coating systems have won an innovation award.

The new additives are available from Blagden in the UK and Ireland. They have been developed by our key supply partner, BYK Chemie GmbH, and support the worldwide trend towards water-based and low-VOC coatings systems.

BYK-3480 and BYK-3481 respond to the demand for water-based products with unique properties as companies within the coatings sector speed up efforts to develop water-based, low emission and other forms of environmentally friendly systems to comply with legal provisions and environmental concerns.

Specifically, these surfactants address challenges of high gloss and low film build on non-polar substrates in general industrial coatings, as well as the need to allow for good surface wetting on metal substrates which are impure or have oily contaminations.

BYK-3480 and BYK-3481 are silicone surfactants with good defoaming properties which can be used in any aqueous system and offer a balanced property package – defoaming, substrate wetting and levelling – at the same time. BYK-3480 is recommended for pigmented systems and BYK-3481 is suited for clear coats.

The award won by the BYK products was in the Coatings category of the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for industrial manufacturing. The purpose of the award is to encourage, acknowledge and reward individuals and companies who have developed new ideas, methodologies, products or technologies to improve industries with greater energy saving and cost reduction.

To find out more about these and other products or to discuss your specific needs, please contact Michael Austin at Blagden on 01959 560804 or email maustin@blagden.co.uk.

KIMICELL HEC

Announcement

Tennants as distributor for Vink Chemicals are pleased to offer a new range of Kimicell thickeners.

Description

Available in a range of low, medium or high viscosities, the Kimicell Hydroxyethyl Cellulose is used as a thickener for water-based paints and coatings. They are also used as admixture performance enhancers.

They also offer bio-stable grades, offering better resistance than most other soluble gums and polymers and this resistance to enzymatic and chemical degradation elicits a more stable viscosity.

Function

It increases the paint/coating in can viscosity, sag resistance (especially in combination with HEUR) and enhancing coverage. It also provides good water-retention, rheology and colloid protection, especially when used in those solutions where a non-ionic material is desired. It reduces sedimentation of the pigments and fillers and can also contribute to the dispersion of pigments by improving the flow during grinding, helping to stabilize the pigment from flocculation. In admixtures they can also be used to improve the properties of mortars such as water-retention, workability & open time.

Application

Normal dosage is 0.4-0.8% w/w. Paint made from the lower molecular weight grades are more resistant to spatter during roller application for example.

Further Information

For further information, please contact nigel.eves@tennantsdistribution.co.uk

Safety, Regulatory and Safe Handling of Chemicals

Safety, Regulatory and Safe Handling of Chemicals are topics that constantly challenge the global Chemicals industry at all times.
There is a need for companies to understand the correct regulatory, classification, symbols and pictograms.  It’s not just enough to write SDSs ‘in-house’ without employing proper tools or knowledge resources or simply copy-pasting safety data sheets from competitors, suppliers or from the internet as these could be quite misleading!  Yet another requirement for companies aspiring to get various types of Quality, Compliance, other certifications is to have proper systems in place including those of Safety, Regulatory and Safe handling of Chemicals regardless of being hazardous, non-hazardous chemicals or both.

 SIAM SL, Spain based in the world famous La Rioja wine region of Spain develops IT Solutions and Software for the automatic Classification, Formulation and Authoring of Safety Data Sheets for single substances and mixtures falling under CLP and GHS regulations.  SIAM provides a highly versatile software (CHEMETER) for preparing multilingual SDS in over 55 world regulatory/languages and multilingual product labelling and provides SDS AREA, a platform for easy distribution and management of Safety Data Sheets.
Both CHEMETER and SDS AREA solutions offer major time-savings to companies over traditional methods of authoring SDSs as well as using old software since both solutions come with latest features suited to the current and evolving safety regulations in over 55 countries.   CHEMETER software is easy to understand, open and flexible and built-up in a modular fashion to suit your exact needs at any given time.

1000+ clients across 45 countries that use CHEMETER software and SDS AREA include a variety of manufacturers, exporters, importers, distributors, traders, MSME’s, OEM’s into all kinds of Chemicals, API’s and Plastics and coming from all walks of industry including CASE, Petrochemicals, Pigments, Resins & Additives, Dyes & Dispersions, Textile and Leather Chemicals, Cleaning & Construction Chemicals, Lubes & Greases, Cosmetics, Solvents, Rubber, Plastics, Detergents, Flavours & Fragrances, Water Treatment Chemicals, Agro Chemicals, Monomers and Polymers, Resins and more.

Come 1st November 2020 and CHEMETER software will offer its users an additional module specially designed to help users manage the EU’s new regulation of UFI (Unique Formula Identifier) Code in order to comply with the EU’s new Poison Centre Notification (PCN) requirements for hazardous mixtures being supplied into the EU.   The module automatically creates PCN dossiers for harmonised notifications and within a few minutes, users can upload files with all necessary documentation, automatic UFI code generation, toxicological information, complete chemical composition, etc.   It is a simplified and easy step-by-step process and significant time-saver compared to the 2-3 hours odd it otherwise takes to generate PCN for a single product using the official portal.

You can get more information about SIAM’s Regulatory IT Solutions on https://www.siam-it.com or by sending an email to:

Nirav Banker
(UK, Asia & Middle-East Business Head)

Email: n.banker@siam-it.com
UK Mobile: (+44) 747 096 4875

Sail into a new dimension of Orange

Autumn is a time when reds, yellows and oranges take centre stage. The novel Pacific Orange L2828 pigment from BASF opens up the orange colour-space for paint formulators by providing a highly chromatic hybrid pigment chemistry designed to meet the demanding requirements of powder and industrial coatings, including for lead-chrome replacement.

In comparison to other pigments in the orange colour space if offers outstanding weather resistance and good opacity, with high temperature and chemical stability.
It can be combined with DPP Reds without colour shift, even at higher powder coating curing temperatures, in fact it is the ideal formulating partner to create super-durable orange RAL shades or corporate colours in combination with other high performance organic or inorganic pigments. Pacific Orange is also an excellent choice to overcome the fading of pale or pastel shades in architectural exterior applications due to its excellent weathering fastness in white reductions.

The new pigment will be showcased at Surfex in June 2021 but for further information or to sample please contact Chris Morgan, Head of Sales: Coatings, Inks & Plastics BTC UK Email: christopher.morgan@btc-europe.com

Self-healing additives for improved corrosion resistance and coating adhesion after damage

Autonomic Materials is the recognized leader in self-healing additive technology for high-performance coatings, adhesives and sealants.  For a broad range of coating applications, from consumer to heavy industrial, Autonomic’s products impart unparalleled corrosion resistance, adhesion enhancement and extended service life after damage.

SELF-HEALING COATINGS FOR IMPROVED SUBSTRATE PROTECTION

Autonomic’s self-healing technology repairs coating damage immediately after it occurs. Autonomic’s microencapsulated additives are compatible with most solventborne, waterborne and powder coatings and provide improved protection to metals, wood, concrete, plastic, composite and other substrates. Three series of products are available in both wet and dry form:

  • Amparmor 1000 – Dual capsule system based on reactive silicone polymers with ability to cure under water
  • Amparmor 2000 – Single capsule system based on solvent-promoted cure of epoxy resins
  • Amparmor 3000 – Single capsule system based on oxygen-initiated cross-linking of functionalized alkyd resins

HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS

GENERAL APPLICATION GUIDELINES

AMPARMOR microcapsules are not recommended for addition to fully formulated coatings. Some degree of coating reformulation is typically required, including:

  • Adjustment of pigment volume concentration
  • Adjustment of pigment size distribution
  • Adjustment of resin chemistry to achieve desired Tg
  • Proper selection of dispersing aids

Autonomic’s self-healing microcapsules are stable under typical storage conditions. Caution must be exercised when incorporating capsules into coating formulations as excess shear and/or grinding may cause capsules to rupture.

 

  • For liquid coatings, the addition of microcapsules is recommended during the letdown stage.
  • For powder coatings, capsules should be added as a dry blend after extrudate grinding.

 

PRODUCT SELECTION GUIDES FOR COATING

CONTACT US

DKSH Great Britain Ltd. is distributor for Autonomic Materials in the United Kingdom.

For more information on these innovative products, contact Richard Nathan, Sales Manager, Speciality Chemicals Industry, DKSH Great Britain at richard.nathan@dksh.com, phone: +44 20 8879 5500

 

ABOUT DKSH

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. The Group helps companies to grow across the Business Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Performance Materials and Technology. The service portfolio covers sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, eCommerce, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Group operates in 36 markets with 33,350 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.6 billion in 2019. With its Swiss heritage, DKSH has been deeply rooted in Asia Pacific since 1865. The DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care and various industrial applications. With 46 innovation centers and regulatory support worldwide, we create cutting-edge formulations that comply with local regulations. With around 1,100 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF 1.0 billion in 2019. Learn more: www.dksh.com/pm

Siltech – Silicone Amines for Coatings

Silicone amine polymers are an interesting category of materials within silicone chemistry.
They tend to provide the very best handle and softness to textile substrates.
They are also quite hydrophobic, so are used in applications such as car care.
They can additionally be used as reactive components in resins.

Broadly speaking, there are 5 categories at Siltech, as follows:

1 – Aminoethyl aminopropyl-based, with structure as shown:

“a” and “b” can be varied.  Silamine 2972 and Silamine MUE are good examples within this product group.

2 – Reactive amino-functional prepolymers, with structures as shown below:

There are a multitude of types, and these can be co-reacted into coatings and resins in order to provide flexibility and add impact resistance.

3 – Silicone polyether amines, as shown here:

In this case, the aminoethyl aminopropyl groups are “solubilised” with polyether groups.  For example, Silamine D208 EDA is water-soluble.  These types are also reactive (carbinol functional), and a, b, c, d and e can be varied.

4 – Silicone alkyl amines have alkyl groups in addition to the amine functionality, in order to improve organo-compatibility. Silamine T-97 is one example, and Siltech has made a series of these products.

5 – Fluorosilicone amines are niche, but Silmer NHF Di-H1 is one example, which has pendant fluoro groups and terminal allyl amines.

Please contact dave.wilson@siltech.com

Siltech – Silicone Film Formers for Coating Applications

Siltech Film Formers are designed to coalesce and react on hard surfaces such as concrete, porcelain, wood, countertops, or rubber, and flexible surfaces such as fabric, paper or leather.

The products are all provided in dispersible or dilutable emulsion form.

Typical properties include:

  • Release
  • Slip
  • Anti-squeak
  • Anti-stain
  • Softness
  • Hydrophobing
  • Gloss
  • Flexibility

Here’s a table which summarises the various types:

Please contact dave.wilson@siltech.com

Siltech – Using SilmerTM Reactive Silicones to Modify Coatings

Silicon and Carbon are the in same column of the Periodic Table, and so the chemistries of Si and C are very closely related.  Siltech builds upon this similarity in the “Silmer”TM reactive line of products, in order to manufacture numerous functionalised pre-polymers.  The resultant silicones can be co-reacted into analogous non-silicone systems in order to improve slip, flexibility, abrasion resistance, release, and hydrophobicity.

 

In the most general terms, the SilmerTM reactive pre-polymers are either multi-functional or linear di-functional, and there is an ever-increasing list of functional types, including the following:

 

  1. Hydroxyl (carbinol) OH
  2. Tetra Hydroxyl (carbinol) OHT functional, for better network formation and improved organo-compatibility.
  3. Acrylate ACR
  4. Tetra Acrylate ACRT
  5. Hydroxy OH ACR Acrylate functional.
  6. Hydride H
  7. Vinyl VIN
  8. Isocyanate NCO
  9. Amine NH
  10. Epoxide functional, both glycidyl-based EP and cycloaliphatic-based EPC.
  11. Trimethoxysilane TMS and Triethoxysilane TES
  12. Thiol SH
  13. Carboxy COOH

 

Please contact dave.wilson@siltech.com to discuss any of these products.