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.
Building on our long tradition of innovating to meet industry needs, a dedicated team of our experts created NeoAdd™ PAX.
This game-changing polymeric aziridine product family has all the reactivity and performance of traditional aziridine crosslinkers, without the health risks that limit their use – keeping chemical handlers and future generations safe, eliminating toxic waste, and protecting our wider environment.
Half the labeling
The low-toxicity of NeoAdd™ PAX doesn’t just protect people’s health – it allows formulators, converters, and manufacturers to dramatically reduce the number of safety labels on their finished products compared with traditional aziridines.
Reducing these labeling requirements opens new high-performance possibilities for the coatings industry worldwide.
Performance you can rely on
Many low-toxicity crosslinkers fail to deliver the high functional performance consumers require. That’s not the case with NeoAdd™ PAX – it offers key functional performance advantages compared to most carbodiimide based waterborne coating systems such as better chemical resistance even at lower dosing levels. NeoAdd™ PAX achieves this high functional performance whether coatings are cured at room temperature or under stoving conditions, which is a shortcoming of carbodiimides. Additionally, our unique crosslinkers enable excellent water resistance as well as great scuff and abrasion resistance. For a coating you can rely on, NeoAdd™ PAX is the clear choice.
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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.
Easy, efficient processing
But there’s more. NeoAdd™ PAX products are operational over a wide temperature range and can be cured at room temperature, so stoving curing ovens are not required.
They also have excellent pot life, thanks to high stability in water – driving processing efficiency, and saving money, time, and energy.
Turn down your ovens and turn up the performance.
Adhesion that sticks, whatever the substrate
A wide range of coating systems, from inks to packaging and flooring and even industrial OEM, can reliably benefit from the unique properties of NeoAdd™ PAX.
Our different crosslinkers deliver good adhesion to a range of substrates and are also excellent adhesion promotors when added to other coatings – outperforming traditional aziridines and carbodiimides.
If your coating is designed for industrial wood, metal, fabric, or leather, NeoAdd™ PAX has you covered, again and again.
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