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Biobased Resins in Coatings, Presented by Lee Walko at the Eastern Coatings Show 2019

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Overview

The following is an excerpt from a presentation given by Lee Walko, USB consultant and biobased business development director with Omni Tech International, Ltd., at the Eastern Coatings Show 2019. The presentation includes the basics of soy chemistry in coatings, including the structure of a soy oil triglyceride, some reasons why soy is used in coatings, the basic building blocks of soy in coatings and future possibilities.

Key Learning Objective

  • Soybean oil is naturally hydrophobic, allowing for increased water and chemical resistance when used in coating formulations.
  • Soybean oil chemistry also contributes to film hardness, durability and impact resistance, which allows formulators to produce high-performing paints and coatings.
  • Due to both internal initiatives and government legislation, companies are hyper-focused on reducing the amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their formulations, which is also a huge driver for using soybean oil in paints and coatings.

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Biobased Resins in Coatings, Presented by Lee Walko at the Eastern Coatings Show 2019

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