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Lactides

Using Vercet lactides as a component in your resins enables unique properties including a new way of creating low VOC solvent-borne coatings for substrates such as wood & metal.

Performance in Coatings

  • Low viscosity alkyds for lower VOC's
  • Improved flexibility
  • Excellent substrate adhesion
  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Improved ethanol spot resistance
  • Pigmentable
  • Renewably-sourced building block

Markets & Substrates

Markets
  • Furniture
  • Flooring
  • Architecture
  • Decorative
Substrates
  • Wood
  • Metal
    • Anti-corrosion layers
    • Primers

Grades

While most solutions using Vercet chemistries are custom products, we do have a few standard grades available. These Vercet lactides are high-purity di-lactones useful for the synthesis of polymers, copolymers, and grafted substrates. They are also useful as reactive chemical intermediates for other synthesis and manufacturing purposes.

  • L50 - Polymer grade lactide with extra low D-Lactyl.
  • L100 - Polymer grade lactide with low D-Lactyl.
  • M700 - Polymer grade meso-lactide with typically >45% D-HLa.
  • M3002 - Reagent grade lactide with typically >35% D-HLa.

Vercet Lactide Building Blocks on the Performance of Alkyd Coatings

Watch Bill Coggio, Applications & Technology Development Manager – NatureWorks, present on the performance properties Vercet lactides offer when used in alkyd coatings at the Coatings, Trends, and Technologies Conference (2017).

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