Axalta Introduces Low-VOC Vehicle Coatings
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has launched two low-volatile organic compound (VOC) coatings in China.
Imron Hydro and Imron Elite are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals as well as global and Chinese environmental regulations, the company says.
Axalta’s Imron Hydro range of waterborne products provide a high-quality and environmentally responsible system for manufacturers and operators of heavy-duty trucks, high-speed rail cars, buses, and agriculture, construction and earth moving (ACE) equipment as well as other industrial goods, the company says.
ImronHydro is based on concentrated and effective tints that use the latest generation pigments and dispersion technology. Combined with a variety of binders based on patented Axalta resin technology, Imron Hydro is available either as a factory package (fac-pac) or product line consisting of unique water-based mixing tints combined with quality binders that enable local preparation of any made-to-match topcoat color customers may need.
ImronHydro is formulated to provide excellent hiding capability, the company says. This improves productivity by reducing both the amount of paint required and application time while still offering excellent appearance, superior durability and strong chemical resistance. In addition, because Imron Hydro is a waterborne coating it generates lower levels of VOC emissions.
Axalta is also introducing to China its Imron Elite high solids solventborne finish, which it says is a simple but versatile system for high-performance, low-VOC commercial finishing. Using high solids 2K polyurethane technology, Imron Elite provides a premium quality finish with superior durability and high chemical resistance.
Imron Elite offers more than 18,000 color formulas. The higher ratio of solids to solvents in the formulation results in reduced VOC emissions, which help make Imron Elite compliant with VOC regulations in China and a number of other markets.
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