Polymers for architectural coatings
Durable and resistant
Our self-crosslinking acrylic emulsions, co-solvent-free polyurethanes and VOC-free crosslinkers are widely used throughout the architectural coatings value chain. For instance, take Relca® PU-476, a co-solvent-free polyurethane dispersion for wood with outstanding resistance to stains and cleaning solvents. It is also co-solvent free and has 40% bio-content, meaning it is based on plant-based materials, including bio-succinate. Another example is Picassian® AC-169, a zero VOC acrylic emulsion for wood furniture with high blocking resistance. AC 169 is fast drying, easy sanding and self-crosslinking for optimum surface properties.
Crosslinkers are chemicals that react with polymers to improve the physical and chemical properties of a coating. Stahl is one of the few polymer companies to produce carbodiimide crosslinkers to complement its resins. This patented technology is used worldwide to formulate high-performance architectural coatings.