Clariant to Showcase Innovative Products at ECS 2023

Date: 24/02/2023

At ECS 2023, Clariant will exhibit a range of bio-based ingredients, PTFE-free, and label-free solutions to address growing ingredient regulations while maximizing performance.

At the European Coatings Show 2023, which will take place from 28 to 30 March in Nuremberg (Germany), Clariant will present a series of innovative ingredients and materials with the aim of developing more sustainable and effective paint, coating and ink formulations.

“Sustainability in the coatings industry spans many aspects. Improving process efficiency, conserving energy and resources, the use of renewable raw materials, finding alternative ingredients to ultimately create safer products. This leads to effective performance but less of an environmental impact,” comments Martin John, Global Vice President Segment Coatings & Adhesives, Clariant. “We see navigating these challenges as a collaborative journey for the value chain, and we’re working with customers across the segments, from functional coatings for food packaging to printing inks to industrial and architectural coatings, to connect needs to protect durability or advance specific functionality more closely to greater sustainability.”

At Clariant’s booth (no. 322 in hall 3A), visitors will find:

Sustainable materials for functional coatings

Manufacturers can replace “forever chemicals” in printing inks and packaging barrier coatings with Clariant’s Ceridust® additives. This PTFE-free solution offer scratch-resistant protection for packaging barrier coatings with good slip-effect and rub-resistant printing inks.

Choose halogen-free, low dosage flame retardants to advance the fire protection and safety of intumescent coatings for load-bearing construction applications. Clariant turns the spotlight on two of its EcoTain® sustainability label innovations:

  • Exolit® AP 435, which can extend the shelf life of finished products during storage and transportation;
  • Exolit® AP 418, which achieves up to 10% longer fire-resistant time for a film applied at up to 25% less thickness.

Bio-based ingredients for different types of coatings

At ECS 2023, Clariant will also showcase VITA products, based on 100% plant-derived carbon via bioethanol. These new ingredients are chemically equivalent to their fossil-based analogs and therefore offer the same performance and efficiency to formulators and brand owners. As a result, they offer support for increasing the renewable content of end products. In addition, because only bio-based feedstocks are used, the ingredients have a significantly lower carbon footprint than their fossil-based counterparts, saving up to 85% in CO₂ emissions and can help brands reduce their footprint Carbon Scope 3.

Label-free light and heat stabilizers

Addressing growing regulatory changes in light and heat stabilization for SMP (silyl modified polymer) sealants, Clariant will introduce AddWorks® IBC 760 for the first time at ECS. AddWorks® IBC 760 is a label-free solution that offers improved performance in light and heat stability compared to standard solutions labelled as dangerous.

In addition, ECS visitors will be able to explore ClariCoat, Clariant’s ingredient selection tool and digital assistant. “Following close on the heels of ClariCoat, I’m excited to announce that at ECS 2023 the team will reveal another new web-based package benefitting the coatings, sector,” comments Sebastian Prock, Head of global Marketing Industrial Applications. “It’s another example of our support to ease ingredient selection, this time with a focus on specific regulatory needs.”