Our chemistry is changing the world of coatings
The knowledge of our researchers allows us to design polymers with fine control over film morphology and coating properties such as gloss, block resistance and durability. We use our competences to explore new opportunities regarding bio-based building blocks and reduced Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) levels in coatings, inks and adhesives.
We’ve been creating polyester-based coating resins for four decades and are now the largest producer of polyester resins in the world. Polyester resins are the foundation for coatings that require high flexibility with appropriate hardness and durability. By delivering both flexibility and hardness, polyester resins are widely used for powder, can & coil, and general industries.
Over 40 years’ expertise in acrylics has produced groundbreaking solutions like wet adhesion promotion, self cross-linking latex systems, a renewable monomer approach, hybrid systems.
Modern waterborne acrylic chemistry is widely used in surface coatings, inks and graphic arts applications. Paint applicators benefit from fast drying properties, while users enjoy their long lasting outdoor performance.
Solventborne acrylics are mainly used in the automotive industry to provide superior scratch-resistant clear coats.
Urethane chemistry is well established and used in all sorts of applications. Waterborne urethanes make for strong and flexible coatings such as required for wooden floors. Alkyd- and acrylic-modified urethane hybrid systems benefit from the best of both worlds to deliver solutions that have so far been unattainable. Our soft feel waterborne urethanes provide unique haptics and color-depth.
Solventborne urethanes are designed to meet the needs of the graphic arts industry.
We continue to work closely with our customers to create renewable and more sustainable urethane resins.
DSM is one of the pioneers in transforming the traditional solvent-based alkyds to resins based on waterborne technology. Our products are based on renewable resources that can represent up to 90% of the alkyd resin.
Our waterborne alkyds are the favorites of professional painters who need products featuring the traditional appearance of solventborne paints with superior gloss and body. DIY enthusiasts can apply a perfect coating to a window frame or door, and enjoy a high quality durable finish.