Michelman has introduced Ecrothan® 4075, a waterborne, solvent-free polyurethane dispersion (PUD) for use in high performance wood floor coating formulations. The new PUD exhibits excellent optical transparency, high flexibility and extremely good abrasion, water and UV resistance. These properties, combined with excellent gloss and chemical resistance, make Ecrothan 4075 an excellent choice for both clear and pigmented coatings for use on wood flooring, wooden furniture and cabinets.
Ecrothan 4075 can be mixed with acrylic emulsions, and with a MFFT of 0°C (32°F), is perfectly suited for very low VOC formulations. It can be used for interior and exterior applications.
Ecrothan brand solutions from Michelman are available as polyurethane dispersions, PU-acrylic blends and PU-acrylic hybrid dispersions. While the brand was originally developed for industrial wood production applications that require maximum durability and a beautiful finish, special Ecrothan brand solutions are now available for hard surface substrates including wood and plastic, where high abrasion resistance is needed, as well as for flexible substrates including technical textiles, thread, yarn and artificial leather, where high flexibility and high bending resistance is requested.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing-press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging, paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.