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Custom Coating Technology for Flexible Packaging

Custom Coatings & Flexible Packaging:
A Combination of Layers & Substrates

custom coatingsCustom coatings are a necessary part of flexible packaging and widely used in today’s world. It is used to package a multitude of products such as fast-foods, coffee, bulk liquids, meats, cheese, spices and more. A mixture of substrates and custom waterbased coatings are combined at various levels to create a barrier protection for products packaging.

A typical package may contain several layers of substrates and coatings. Two typical combinations are demonstrated in the Coating Technology for Flexible Packaging white paper published by TAPPI. Layers consist of various levels of PET. Printed, Adhesive coatings, Primers, Foils and LDPE.  Learn more about standard types of barrier coatings for flexible packaging, how they are applied and the benefits of custom coating formulation.

For a full glossary of custom coating terms  or for more information about aqueous coating solutions contact Roymal, Inc. at roymal@roymalinc.com or by calling (603) 863-2410.

PaperCon 2017 – Minneapolis, MN

PaperCon 2017

PaperCon 2017
April 23-26, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room: M100D
Minneapolis, MN

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the most important gathering of Paper and
Board Professionals in the industry.

PaperCon brings together industry professionals from around the world eager to share knowledge, innovation and new ideas about the paper and board industry.  These professionals know that PaperCon is the premier industry event offering them the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest technologies, best practices, issues and solutions to help them stay competitive in today’s marketplace.

Learn from a panel of experts from TAPPI’s Coating and Graphic Arts Division

This exceptional training in the basics is held as part of the Coating Program at PaperCon 2017, and it’s a great way to kick off all the events taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The topics covered:

  • Current commercial print methods and the equipment used, including traditional offset and emerging digital technologies
  • Paper and packaging grades that are typically printed and the methods used
  • Examples of print and press problems, how to identify and potential solutions
  • Predicting and testing print quality
  • Color perception and color gamut

Introduction to Printing 101

This two-day introductory course is designed for those who need to understand print quality, attend print trials, trouble shoot print problems or are generally new to printing operations.You’ll learn from a panel of experts from TAPPI’s Coating and Graphic Arts Division.This exceptional training in the basics is held as part of the Coating Program at PaperCon 2017, and it’s a great way to kick off all the events taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The topics covered: Current commercial print methods and the equipment used, including traditional offset and emerging digital technologies.

  • Paper and packaging grades that are typically printed and the methods used
  • Examples of print and press problems, how to identify and potential solutions
  • Predicting and testing print quality
  • Color perception and color gamut

For a complete agenda, registration information and other useful information please visit http://www.papercon.org/attendevents/

 

Converters Expo Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Converters Expo has more exhibits and larger booths with the same great event for the converting community!converters expo

Converters Expo is celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 23 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and doing so with intentions of exceeding the record 650 attendees and 100-plus exhibitors that made the show a rousing success in 2016. The one-day expo is expected to host about 20 percent more exhibits this year compared to previous shows, and all exhibitors will have 8-by-10-foot booths instead of tabletops to showcase more products and offerings.

Event organizers anticipate that more than 700 attendees will be in Green Bay this March, browsing more than 120 vendor booths. The exhibitor service categories include coating and laminating, adhesives, flexo printing, inks, slitting/rewinding, film and testing, among others.

Converters Expo is produced by the Packaging Strategies group, along with sister publications and media partners Flexible Packaging and Brand Packaging.

Must-See Products at Converters Expo

Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems (Booth 111): Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems (ARCS) will showcase its new laser system, a proprietary circular scan laser cleaner engineered to clean rolls safely and efficiently on or off press.

Charter NEX (Booth 6): Charter will showcase its line of GreenArrow recyclable films, which either use single materials or materials that allow the films to be recycled. This line includes standalone films, print films for laminations and sealant films for laminations. GreenArrrow films meet the requirements for the How2Recycle “Store Drop-Off” label.

Componex (Booth 34): Componex will be exhibiting and running in-booth presentations of its complete product line of WINertia Idler Rolls. WINertia Idlers are manufactured with patented WINertia tubing, Dynamic Center-WIN Balancing and WINertia Self-Adjusting Bearings to provide customers with free-spinning, low-inertia rollers.

Filmquest (Booth 21): Questar CP-270 and Plystar LP-413 highlight the films that Filmquest will have on hand at the show. The former is a polyester film that’s coated with a proprietary polymer to promote ultra-high bond strength, and then metalized on one side with corona treatment on the opposite side. The Plystar LP-413 is a transparent polyester anti-fog lidding film with one side suitable for peelable seals or rigid substrates used in packaging.

Finzer (Booth 92): Finzer Roller will showcase its backup brushes and customizable web tensioning brushes. Its backup brushes offer an ideal replacement for metal anvil rolls and are designed to offer superior slitting and perforating ability. Its tension brushes work with any film line application, are cost effective, and easy to retrofit and install.

Jemmco (Booth 48): Jemmco will be showcasing its expanded line of JemmTron Corona Treater Roller coverings and accessories, specifically its first conductive corona treater silicone sleeve, the JemmTron CRS100. The sleeve is ideal for use in bare roll and dual-dielectric corona treating systems employing ceramic electrode tubes, as the soft rubber surface helps reduce backside treat and its unique electrical properties help redistribute power to reduce energy waste and improve treat levels.

Meech (Booth 63): Meech will have its enhanced Hyperion 971IPS-30 anti-static system on display. The extra-long range pulsed DC ionizing bar is the most powerful ionizing bar in the Hyperion range, offering an operating working distance of 200 to 1,500 mm.

Pearl Technologies (Booth 67): Pearl is emphasizing the safety and effectiveness of its products at the event in response to customer demand. It will be displaying its Lighting Wicket Punch Safety Enclosure, Pivot Mount Assembly for side rail mount flex units, Remote Spreader Bar and more.

Preco (Booth 8): Preco representatives will be on hand to discuss the company’s line of high-quality, cost-effective laser processing systems for the flexible packaging industry. Its cross web systems allow the converter to move across the web for scoring, shape processing and zone processing, while its web direction systems are utilized for scoring and micro-perforating.

Roll-2-Roll Technologies (Booth 55): Roll-2-Roll Technologies will introduce its WPS 440 IR, its latest in web positioning sensors for the converting and general automation industry.

Simco-Ion (Booth 96): Simco-Ion will have its updated IQ Power Control Station on display. The revamped station now incorporates the latest in ionization technology and a 10-inch, full-color touchscreen with an intuitive user-friendly interface to help monitor and control static-neutralizing systems globally or by device.

Wikoff (Booth 119): Wikoff will have its Compass Ultra White high-performance laminating inks on display, which offer high opacity relative to conventional flexo laminating white inks. Additional benefits include excellent ink transfer, low solvent retention and ideal adhesive laminating bonds, among others.


Converters Expo 2017: What You Need to Know

When: March 23; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin
What: North America’s largest one-day converting event
More info/registration: www.ConvertersExpo.com


Converters Expo 2017 Agenda

Wednesday, March 22
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Welcome reception at Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Thursday, March 23
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Expo open
Noon – 2 p.m.: Lunch buffet
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Happy hour on expo floor

Article Published by Eric Fisch, Flexible Packaging Magazine 

Waterbased Coatings Market – Global Industry Analysis

aqueous coating reportsWater-based coatings are a type of coating which use water as a solvent. Water is employed as a dispersal agent for resins to make them eco-friendly and easy to use. Water constitutes more than 75% of the coatings with traces of other solvents like glycol ethers. Rising architectural activities and stringent government regulation related to VOC content are the major drivers that drives the growth of water-based coatings market. Asia Pacific dominates the water-based coatings market in terms of demand. Countries such as China,India are expected to be the key consumers of water-based coatings. Volatility in raw material prices and susceptibility to environmental conditions is anticipated to hamper the market growth.

Acrylic water-based coatings is anticipated to be the major segment during the forecast period, however polyurethane water-based coatings is expected to grow at highest CAGR compare to other resins type. In terms of end-use, building & construction is projected to be the major segment for water-based coatings. Automotive segment is also second most lucrative segment for water-based coatings market. Increasing awareness and stringent government regulations related to VOCs content related to coatings is estimated to offer major opportunities to the water-based coatings market in the next few years.

Global Waterbased Coating Market: Scope of the Study

This report analyzes and forecasts the market for Water-based coatings market at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (Kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2016 to 2024, considering 2015 as the base year. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global water-based coatings market. It also covers impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for water-based coatings market during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the water-based coatings market at the global and regional level.

The report includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global water-based coatings market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the water-based coatings market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, where in resins and end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

Global Waterbased Coating Market: Segmentation

The study provides a decisive view of the global water-based coatings market by segmenting it in terms of resins and end-users. In terms of resins water-based coatings is classified as acrylic, formaldehyde, polyurethane, alkyds, epoxy and others (including fluoro-polymers etc.). Acrylic water-based coatings is further segmented into Styrene acrylic. Further segmentation is based on End-users such as building & construction, automotive, furniture, electronics, marine, paper & printing and others (includes aerospace etc.). Automotive is further segmented into automotive OEM and automotive refinish for analysis. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for Water-based coatings in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The report provides the actual market size of water-based coatings for 2015 and estimated market size for 2016 with forecast for the next eight years. The global market of water-based coatings has been provided in terms volume and revenue. Market volume has been defined in Kilo tons and revenue in US$ Mn. Market numbers have been estimated based on resins and end-users of water-based coatings. Market volume and size have been provided in terms of global, regional, and country level markets.

Global Waterbased Coating Market: Research Methodology

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, magazines and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, European Coatings World, and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoover’s, oneSOURCE, Factiva and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.

We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators to validate data and analysis. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

Red the full article here and download the complete industry report. 

NEWS PROVIDED BY Report Buyer, Jan 31, 2017

Waterbased Coatings to Surpass Solvent-based Coatings by 2020

Waterbased Coatings Lead Solvent Based Solutions

Waterbased CoatingsHistorically, solvent-based coatings have maintained the largest share of the protective and specialty coatings market. However, solvent-based coatings are projected to be surpassed by water-based coatings by 2020 as regulatory concerns continue to affect the protective and specialty market. Solvents will continue to lose share to other formulations, with trends favoring the use of aqueous coatings, high-solids, and other coatings, which have lower or no VOC emissions. These and other trends are presented in “Protective & Specialty Coatings Market in the US,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.

Waterbased Coating Market on the Rise

Demand for water-based coatings in the protective and specialty segment is predicted to expand at an annual rate of 2.5 percent to 85 million gal. in 2020, supplanting solventborne coatings as the market leader. The trend toward waterborne coatings in the automotive refinish market, which historically has widely used solventborne coatings in an array of applications, is of particular importance for this formulation. End users of automotive refinishes have increasingly adopted waterborne coatings because of their improved color-matching capabilities and faster drying times than their solvent-based counterparts.

Water-based coatings also are gaining a foothold in protective marine coatings as several worldwide treaties and U.S. regulations have put stringent limits on harmful emissions produced by marine coatings. Waterborne coatings provide good adhesion to the market’s primary substrate—metal—and offer solid weatherproof, chemical resistance and tolerance to harsh conditions in which all varieties of watercraft are exposed.

To read the complete report click here.

Published by The Fabricator, January 23, 2017

Custom Coatings: How to adhere to 4 hard-to-bond food packaging surfaces

The food packaging industry is home to a variety of packaging, from high glosses that boost shelf appeal to wax boxes that increase functionality. Whilcustom coatings e these unique packaging materials offer a competitive edge in the food industry, they are much more difficult to adhere to and often require specialized adhesives.

Without the right adhesive, you may face pop-opens and other sealing failures, increasing the amount of money and time spent on rework and scrap. By working with their adhesive suppliers, adhesive users can ensure they are using the right product for their food packaging application.

Here are four different types of hard-to-bond paper stocks you might be using for your food packaging, and tips on how you can get better bonds.

1. Wax coatings or wax impregnated

On a warm summer day, many of us enjoy grilling out on the patio and eating a delicious meal with friends and family. It’s not often we consider the way that these foods are shipped and safely arrive at the grocery store for us to purchase.

Poultry, seafood, produce and other perishable food items can get messy during shipping, which is why these products require a special packaging solution to ensure they safely reach their destination. Boxes coated or impregnated with wax are commonly used for these types of foods.                     

Wax is curtain coated or impregnated into various paper stocks to act as a moisture barrier between the paper fibers and food product. In curtain coated boxes, the wax is concentrated only on the surface of the paper stock, making it difficult for an adhesive to penetrate to the fibers and form a bond.

Wax-impregnated boxes contain wax throughout their fibers. Although these boxes have a higher wax content, the wax is not as concentrated on the top layer, making it slightly easier to bond.

For these types of packaging, we would recommend an adhesive with a long open time, enabling it to penetrate through the wax and form a full fiber-tearing bond.

2. Recycled content

Did you know that corrugated is the most-recycled packaging material on earth? In fact, the average corrugated box consists of 46% recycled fiber.

Just about every product under the sun is shipped using corrugated packaging. It’s rare to find corrugated that isn’t recycled, especially with the prominence of sustainable packaging. Although good for the environment, recycled fibers are more difficult to bond than virgin.

Recycled corrugated is manufactured by breaking down previously used paper and corrugated into pulp, removing contaminants and then reforming into new boxes. The breakdown process means recycled fibers are shorter and more compact than the original fibers, making it harder for adhesives to penetrate and form a good mechanical bond.

Virgin corrugated is less dense due to the longer interwoven fibers allowing adhesive to better wet out and form a bond. Like a tree growing roots in clay versus aerated soil, adhesives can form their “roots” easier on virgin fibers, than on dense recycled fibers.

More commonly, we are seeing adhesive users working closely with their suppliers so that they can pinpoint a specific adhesive—from the many available—to seal their recycled corrugated packaging.

3. High-gloss coatings

Walking through the grocery store aisle, there are many types of packaging—some more appealing than others. You may even be compelled to purchase a product over another due to its packaging. What is it that makes it more appealing?

High gloss, colorful packaging tends to stand out on store shelves and is eye-catching to consumers. Although this type of packaging attracts shoppers and differentiates itself from competitors, its high gloss surface (whether it is polyethylene, polypropylene, metallized or something else) is difficult to bond, often requiring a specialized adhesive.

The smoothness and often low surface energy of a high-gloss carton makes it difficult for adhesives to “wet out” and penetrate the surface. Unlike traditional corrugated adhesion, the hot melt doesn’t bond like a tree forming roots in the ground; rather, the chemical bond behaves more like a magnet. The two materials are attracted to each other because of their chemical make-up, not the mechanical adhesion of a root.

When adhering a high-gloss paper stock, we recommend working closely with your adhesive supplier since this particular application requires a specific hot melt with the ability to form a chemical bond to the surface of these high gloss paper stocks.

4. Clay coatings

Consider which logo would stand out more—the one printed on plain, recycled brown paper stock or the logo on white, clay-coated paper stock?  Often the latter, as clay coatings improve brightness and tend to really give any design printed on them that extra “pop,” so that the overall packaging appeals to customers.

Printing on a clay-coated paper stock also reduces the amount of ink used since it does not readily absorb it, unlike an uncoated paper stock. This same concept of resisting absorption is what makes adhesion to this surface difficult. Just as clay-coated paper stock doesn’t absorb ink, it doesn’t allow adhesive to easily penetrate its surface, making it difficult to form a bond.

Adhering clay-coated paper stocks requires a specialized hot melt that has the ability to “wet out” on the surface of the coating. This will allow the adhesive to “bite” through the surface and achieve a good, fiber-tearing bond.

As with all of the hard-to-bond coatings we’ve discussed, we cannot stress enough the importance of working with your adhesive supplier to help you find the right solution that will work for your specific application, whether it is bonding wax boxes, recycled corrugated, high-gloss or clay-coated paper stock. Having a trusting relationship with your adhesive supplier will set the foundation in optimizing your overall packaging process.

Lauren Oliva is the marketing communications specialist for RS Industrial, an adhesive manufacturer and distributor that has been helping customers improve their adhesive processes for more than 22 years. She is passionate about educating audiences as she works with packaging industry experts to provide informative content that is technically focused, yet clear and engaging.

Published by Packaging Digest

Written by Lauren Oliva in Adhesives on June 16, 2015

Understanding Aqueous Coatings

Aqueous Coatings: Defined.

waterbased coatings, custom coatings

A lot of people are confused about what aqueous coatings are and their advantages for users. For a long time, it was industry standard to use varnish as coating and it was thought of as good enough. Aqueous coatings were introduced to the market at the end of the 70s, but they were prohibitively expensive back then.

Also called water based coatings, they were invented and adopted because they are vastly superior to varnish. The finish and quality one gets from aqueous coatings far exceeds anything that is possible with varnish or any other type of coating. It is also better than varnish in many other ways. There is no yellowing problem with time which is a common complaint when it comes to varnish. Ghosting issues are also solved with aqueous coatings and they also do not pose a risk to the environment the way varnish does.

There are many different types of aqueous coatings such as:

High Gloss
If you want a high gloss finish then aqueous coatings will be a great choice for you. They provide a high amount of gloss and also offer press stability, tailored coefficient of friction, and good hot stamp receptivity.

Matte Finish
Aqueous coatings are also available in matte finish with gloss ranges in 5-20° at 60° angles. The clarity and adhesion of these is excellent plus they also have great water and chemical resistance.

Soft Feel
Soft Feel aqueous coatings have a luxurious leather type feel along with excellent rub and mar protection. They are receptive to ink as well as ballpoint pens.

Chemical Resistant
Aqueous coatings can also be made resistant to alkalis, acids, ketenes, alcohols, dry cleaning solvents, acetates, household cleaners as well as automotive fluids.

Controlled C.O.F.
Controlled COF (coefficient of friction) allows a stable COF and are available in both gloss and matte finish.

Heat Resistant
Heat resistant aqueous coatings can survive temperatures up to 450°F (232°C) which makes them ideal for processes involving hot temperatures.

Heat Seal
Heat Seal aqueous coatings can be used to keep the heat locked in and have a dwell time as low as 0.01 to 0.1 seconds and can handle pressure up to 40-0 psi.

Security Coatings
Aqueous coatings can also be used for invisible security purposes and are only visible in certain conditions.

UV Cure
UV (ultraviolet) curable aqueous coatings are specially formulated to act as topcoats and primers.

Print Receptive
These are receptive to many different types of inks such as digital, solvent borne, offset, water based, inkjet and UV.

To learn more about custom aqueous coatings please contact Roymal, Inc. at (602) 2863-2410 or email roymal@roymalinc.com.

Waterbased Coatings for Industrial HVAC Applications

Desiccant Wheel Coatings for Improved Design

HVAC coatings

HVAC manufacturers are challenged by the balance of properties required for the design and manufacturing of desiccant wheel applications for humidity exchange HVAC systems.

Waterbased coatings offer HVAC desiccant wheel applications advantages like:

  • Substrate Adhesion
  • Scratch Resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Humidity/Water Resistance
  • Durability

Custom waterbased coatings by Roymal, Inc. can be designed and manufactured to suit a variety of HVAC desiccant wheel substrates and applications.

For more information about waterbased coatings for HVAC applications, contact Roymal. Inc. at (603)863-2410 or email roymal@roymalinc.com.

Aqueous Ultraviolet (UV) Cure Coatings

Pushing the Limit of Aqueous Coatings

flexible packaging

Packaging engineers, print designers and graphics art professionals are constantly creating new applications that push the limits of aqueous coating technology.

These higher performance applications require aqueous coatings that will perform under the most severe conditions.  Roymal offers a wide variety

of aqueous UV curable coatings that are formulated to perform as primers and topcoats, our coatings offer excellent adhesion to films, are heat and chemical resistant and can be applied to paper, paperboard, foil and film products.

Application of Aqueous Ultraviolet (UV) Coatings

Commercial printers frequently send their jobs through using an inline UV curing equipment or an offline, “stand alone” UV curing unit. Aqueous (waterbased) UV cure coatings require the use of a thermal oven to remove the volatiles before the UV curing step.  The UV curing step can also be accomplished in an offline UV cure unit as the aqueous UV coatings have non-blocking properties and can be rolled in reel form prior to UV cure.  Aqueous UV primers and topcoats can be applied via rotogravure and meyer rod.

Roymal Inc. has formulated a select number of aqueous UV coatings that allow printers to take advantage of this unique technology for their variety of end applications, including ink receptive primers (can covalently cure with UV inks) and topcoats.

 

Roymal Inc. Offers Aqueous UV Curable Coatings like:  

  • UV Curable Print Receptive Primer
  • UV Curable Topcoat
  • UV Curable Soft Feel Topcoat
  • UV Cure Inline or Offline

 

Aqueous UV Curable Coatings offer:

  • Gloss or Matte Availability
  • Excellent Water Resistance
  • Excellent Rub Resistance
  • Excellent Chemical Resistance
  • Excellent Heat Resistance
  • Excellent Filmic Adhesion Properties
  • Good Print Receptivity

For more information about water based coatings and aqueous UV curable products, contact Roymal Inc. at roymal@roymalinc.com or by calling (603) 863-2410.

Waterbased Coatings and Environmental Advantages

Waterbased Coatings Defined

waterbased coating, aqueous coating, custom coatingsWaterbased coatings are made from resins and binders, the combination of those components are used to develop a coating formulation. Urethanes, acrylics, alkyds and epoxies are all examples of resins and binders used in typical coating formulations. Additionally, additives are used to lend application, performance and color (pigment) properties to a coating.

It is important to identify which type of coating is right for your application, since waterbased and solvent based coating perform differently under various end use conditions. Discussing your application with a coating professional will ensure you are making the right choice for your business.

Waterbased Coatings and the Environment

Waterbased coatings are generally used to provide a heavy-duty protective coating to a variety of surfaces. Well known for producing fewer odors and being more environmentally friendly, these aqueous coatings are often used in the flexible packaging, graphic arts and film industries.

Companies operating in small spaces with minimum ventilation turn to waterbased coating options to protect the health and safety of their employees, since solvent based coatings release chemical compounds into the air as they evaporate. Waterbased coatings also reduce the concentration of flammable materials that may build up in facilities with small footprints and sub-par air filtration capabilities. Waterbased coatings generally meet the OSHA approved confined space safety measures more easily than do solvent based coatings.

Waterbased Coatings and VOC’s

Environmental compliance is another concern for companies weighing aqueous vs. solvent based coating options. Many solvents evaporate into volatile organic compounds, or VOC’s. National, state and local governments often regulate VOC’s by limiting how much businesses are allowed to emit in a given length of time. The US EPA sets national rules for VOCs and some states issue further emission restrictions.

Waterbased coatings may contain what is known as a co-solvent, these are solvents that are present in a lower concentration to aid in the performance of the coating formulation. However, even with the co-solvents present, waterbased coatings most often have zero, or very little VOC’s, making it easier for companies to meet the national and state emission regulations, spend less on environmental compliance advising and avoiding costly fines for exceeding VOC quotas.

For more information about custom waterbased coatings, contact Roymal, Inc. at roymal@roymalinc.com or by phone at (603) 863-2410.