Processing Aids for Coatings, Paints and Inks
Synmac provides a broad range of processing aids for coatings, paints and inks. Our laboratory can evaluate additives in your systems and recommend the best-performing and most cost-effective solution for your application. Our products include 100% active polymeric-, silicone- and mineral-oil-based defoamers as well as silicone and organo-silicone emulsions.
Biocides have been used in paints and coatings as preservatives. Biocide additives have been designed to keep bacteria from spoiling paint during storage, or to keep fungi, algae, moss or lichen from growing on and under the applied paint. Other coatings, adhesives and sealants may also contain biocides.
Insufficient preservation of paints and surface coatings can lead to contamination, microbial growth, paint deterioration and adverse effects. The addition of biocides as in-can preservatives can help to protect against these negative performance characteristics.
Biocidal systems are designed for the specific use of the paint, adhesive or coating. When applied to a surface, the biocide-paint controls the formation of biofilm on the surface; paint thus inhibiting initial attachment of a variety of microbial species and higher organisms.