New Axilat™ Redispersible Powder from Hexion Improves Slip Resistance, Adhesion and Open Times of Flexible Tile Adhesives
Columbus, Ohio — April 21, 2015 — Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or “the Company”) will unveil its new Axilat™ HP 8530 redispersible polymer powder, specially designed to make tile adhesives more flexible, durable and workable, at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany. The unique formulation allows dry mix adhesive producers to meet the demands of today’s most challenging tiling applications, such as tile cladding on external insulation finishing systems, or heated flooring tiles.
Axilat HP850 redispersible powder is a unique latex polymer based on Hexion’s VeoVa™ vinyl ester to keep volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions at low levels and help mortar producers meet the most stringent environmental standards, such as Emicode EC1+. In addition to helping manufacturers enhance their environmental profile, the unique vinyl acetate (VA)/VeoVa vinyl ester co-polymer delivers a variety of performance benefits. In benchmark testing against a terpolymer VA/Ethylene/Other redispersible powder-based mortar, an Axilat HP 8530 redispersible powder-based mortar provided increased slip resistance, better adhesion even after long exposure to water or heat, and longer open time on the job site.
“Tile use is expanding into areas which put much more extreme demands on mortars,” said Gisele Wolf, Building and Construction Marketing Manager at Hexion. “We developed Axilat HP 8530 redispersible powder to help our adhesive customers meet today’s tiling challenges.”
For more information about this or any of Hexion’s other coating innovations, please visit our onsite commercial team at the European Coatings Show, Hall 7A, Booth 525 or visit www.hexion.com.
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.
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