Materials Science

DSM launches higher-performance matte powder coating technology

Royal DSM, a global science company active in health, nutrition and materials, has today launched a new proprietary Uralac one shot matte (OSM) powder coating HAA system that delivers better reproducibility and enables lower crosslinker levels and curing temperatures than current one shot matte alternatives. The new Uralac OSM powder coating resins are being rolled out globally and can be used for a wide range of industrial matte applications.

Thanks to DSM’s R&D efforts, the innovative Uralac OSM P8014 and P8019 resins enable a step change in performance for OSM powder coatings for industrial applications, delivering several important user advantages. In particular, unlike other commercially available OSM low-gloss powder coating solutions, which usually offer cure temperatures of 200°C, DSM’s newly launched Uralac OSM system can be cured for 10 minutes at 180°C or 20 minutes at 160°C, enabling a lower manufacturing carbon footprint.

In addition, the new Uralac OSM resins successfully tackles the common drawback of poor reproducibility for OSM matte powder coating solutions. With the new Uralac OSM resins, manufacturers can more easily reproduce the same matte coating finish. Finally, the new Uralac OSM HAA system also enables lower crosslinker levels than other current OSM alternative systems, driving the cost-effectiveness of matte powder coating solutions.

Marten Houweling, Global Product Manager Powder Coating Resins, DSM: “By addressing the growing market demand for higher-performance matte powder coating solutions; it shows that DSM truly is a sustainable development partner with global commitment. Specifically, powder paint manufacturers can now offer lower cure OSM powder coatings, with lower crosslinker content, better reproducibility, and excellent overall performance properties. Over the coming years, DSM will look to further broaden its matte powder coating product portfolio, in line with consumer trends and market demands.”