COLOGNE, France—With a push toward expanding the applications of its Trixene Aqua portfolio of dispersions, Lanxess has released a new grade of isocyanate known as Trixene Aqua BI 120.
The water-based product is intended for use with high-quality polyurethane systems, and Lanxess notes that the new dispersion has "excellent crosslinkers and adhesion promoters for aqueous coatings systems."
"The product family now includes new grades, specifically designed to ... meet more demanding customer needs," Lanxess said in an April 16 press release launching the dispersion.
According to Lanxess, Trixene Aqua BI 120 allows formulators to use it in a wide pH range, which can be helpful in textile processing with hydrophobic resins, breathable fabrics and silk screen printing.
The dispersion, which can be used on metal and glass surfaces (like glasses), helps produce a harder coating with better chemical resistance and drying performance.
Trixene Aqua products can be used in conjunction with aqueous resins such as hydroxy-functional acrylics, polyesters and urethanes.
For instance, Lanxess said, Aqua BI 202 can be used with glass-fiber reinforced plastics, which are important in the automotive and civil engineering industries.
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