The ultimate polymeric aziridine innovation
A breakthrough innovation for low-toxicity crosslinking
Across the coatings industry, crosslinkers are utilized to deliver high levels of strength, resistance, and durability required for the toughest applications – but these highly reactive crosslinkers often come with serious health risks that limit their use in specific applications. Until now, low-toxicity alternatives have struggled to achieve comparable performance. The solution? The DSM breakthrough innovation NeoAdd™ PAX enables high-performance, low-toxicity crosslinking for waterborne systems – protecting both surfaces and society.
NeoAdd™ is a DSM patent-pending technology.
NeoAdd™ PAX is not available worldwide yet. (REACH and China compliant - TSCA & DSL pending).
Ideal for ink manufacturers and converters, NeoAdd™ PAX-521 is specially designed for use in water-based inks, lacquers, coatings and adhesives. It is non-genotoxic and non-mutagenic and is expected to be Swiss Ordinance approved*.
NeoAdd™ PAX-521 is supplied as an 80% solution in ethyl acetate for use in various inks and coatings to improve chemical resistance and mechanical properties as well as enhance adhesion.
Developed for paint manufacturers, NeoAdd™ PAX-523 is specifically designed for use in waterborne industrial and architectural coating systems where superior performance is required.
NeoAdd™ PAX-523 is supplied as an 80% solution in methoxy propyl acetate and can be used in a wide range of paints, floor coatings, plus leather and textile coatings to improve their chemical resistance and mechanical properties.
* Toxicological tests (Ames and Toxtracker) have proven that NeoAdd™ PAX-521 and NeoAdd™ PAX-523 are non-genotoxic alternatives to crosslinkers currently in use. These test results were used as a basis for our petition to the Swiss Authorities regarding the polymer(s) in this product. We are expecting a positive response from the Swiss Authorities prior to November 30, 2020.
Benefits of NeoAdd™ PAX
Whether you’re a manufacturer looking for high processing efficiency with fewer usage limitations, or a consumer that wants safe, highly durable coatings, NeoAdd™ PAX products are the no-compromise crosslinker for you. Its unique range of benefits means that you can enjoy game-changing safety and performance standards across the value chain.
Low toxicity reduces labeling requirements
Excellent chemical and scratch resistance
Quick and efficient processing: crosslinks at room temperature; no need for stoving
Outstanding adhesion to wide range of substrates
Excellent potlife: up to 7 days depending on pH
REACH compliant √
TSCA & DSL pending