Additive: Paints & Coatings
Curran® has a unique set of features and benefits that make it a valuable option for paint and coating formulators looking for solutions to rheology, application and film performance challenges. In particular, Curran® shows rheological stability in a wide range of PH levels and resins, with salts and glycols giving a wide range of formulating flexibility and opportunities to lower formulation costs. Combined with its renewable and environmentally friendly nature, zero VOC and water-friendly nature, this makes Curran® a great choice for companies developing Eco-friendly paints and coatings.
|Paints & Coatings Features/Benefits Summary|
|Based on waste streams of renewable raw materials||Increased eco-friendly coating formulations|
|Unique fibre technology||Efficient viscosity modification|
|Zero VOC||Reduced VOC coatings|
|APE free||Environmentally friendly coatings|
|Non-toxic||Safe and easy to handle|
|Very low dust||No workplace environmental dust problems|
|Pseudoplastic||Highly efficient shear thinning rheology modifier|
|High efficiency||Low loadings required if used only for rheology modification|
|High viscosity at low-shear|| Excellent anti-settling properties in pigmented systems|
Good sag control
|Chemically & physically inert||Excellent shelf stability of coating|
|Rapid hydration in water||Can be added direct to coating; no need to pre-hydrate|
|Effective across a wide pH range||Hydration possible in pH range 5-9; Formulating flexibility|
|Low film disruption||Good gloss retention at low addition levels|
|Film reinforcing effect|| Increased film hardness|
Good flexibility retention
|Film reinforcing effect|| Increased crack resistance during curing|
Lowered coalescent requirement
|Good water resistance||Broad application possibilities including moisture resistant decorative paints or industrial coatings|
|Good corrosion resistance||Broad application possibilities including industrial coatings|
|Good chemical/stain performance||Broad application possibilities and formulation flexibility|
Curran® has been shown to improve rheological behaviour and enhance flexural strength in concrete.
Additive: Drilling fluids
The benefits of a green rheology modifier for Oil & Gas drilling are well appreciated. Combined with other materials Curran® contributes to overall performance in a range of operations.
Curran® was first introduced through two composite products; a fishing rod called The Reactor™ which won the ‘best rod in show’ award at ICAST in Las Vegas. The Reactor™ blended the unique properties of Curran® and carbon fibre, with the former providing light weight, improved impact strength and improved dampening and the later proving ultimate strength. Curran® in sheet form has also been used to produce a high end skateboard with the help of Alex Luxat, designer of Wefunk.
Additives: other potential applications
Other applications for Curran® include home care, personal care, paper/packaging production, food production, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
CelluComp is currently working with several companies to develop new range of products in different applications. Should you wish to set up a partnership or collaboration, feel free to contact us at email@example.com