DSM introduces ultimate self-matting bio-based solution for flooring
Used to create low-gloss finishes on wooden and seamless flooring, Decovery SP-2022 XP resin offers excellent levels of functional performance at a much-reduced environmental impact. Specifically, the resin has 30% bio-based content, can be formulated with low levels of VOCs (less than 250g/l based on 40 CFR 59.406), and is low in odor, while also delivering outstanding chemical resistance and mechanical properties, including scratch resistance. In this way, Decovery SP-2022 XP enables a premium, ultra-matt appearance while safeguarding the environment.
In addition, the new resin addresses the strong market demand for ultra-matt coating products that are easier to apply and formulate. In particular, the Decovery SP-2022 XP resin requires no matting agents, no difficult formulations, and offers excellent in-can stability. As such, the new resin will enable significantly easier processing than many of the commercially available alternatives, with up to one-hour time savings in operations. What’s more, floor coatings made with Decovery SP-2022 XP leave no roller marks or lapping, and – unlike traditional matt coating systems - show no polishing effect.
Gerjan van Laar, Segment Marketing Manager EMEA, DSM Resins & Functional Materials: “Our new Decovery SP-2022 XP resin is perfectly aligned with our purpose-led, performance-driven strategy in that it is a sustainable, bio-based product that enables excellent performance. This resin represents a new horizon for self-matting flooring finishes, and will deliver benefits throughout the value chain – to coating manufacturers, applicators, facility managers and consumers alike. Together with our partners, we can make the world better with bio-based flooring!”