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Vertellus Specialties Introduces Two New Polycin® Polyol Products

INDIANAPOLIS, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialty Materials, a division of Vertellus Specialties and a leading supplier to the coatings and sealants industry, will introduce two new Polycin® polyols at the American Coatings Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 8 - 10.

The products, Polycin® XP – 100 LV and Polycin® XP – 200 LV, have excellent utility in industrial coatings applications and allow coatings formulators the ability to increase solids and lower VOCs without sacrificing other key performance characteristics.  

"One serious drawback to solvent borne acrylic urethane coatings is the high level of VOCs, which are required to allow them to have good application characteristics," says Dr. Tim Miller, Technical Director at Vertellus Specialties. "The Polycin® polyol line from Vertellus is generally used as a reactive diluent in SB acrylic urethane coatings. Polycin® XP 100 LV and Polycin® XP 200 LV were developed to assist in meeting lower VOC targets in high solid coatings," Miller adds.

Key features of Vertellus' Polycin® XP – 100 LV and Polycin® XP – 200 LV:
- 100% solids
- Low Viscosity and Excellent Viscosity Reducing Power
- Moisture Resistance
- Excellent Compatibility with Acrylic Resins
- Good Chemical Resistance
- Good Film Hardness
- Excellent Pigment Wetting
- Renewable

Miller will be a featured speaker at the conference's Polyurethanes II session, and will speak on "New Reactive Diluents for 2K Solvent Borne Polyurethane Coatings" on April 8th at 2 p.m. in room C205.  

"We hope attendees walk away with a better understanding of our new offerings at Vertellus and stop by our booth to have further discussions about these and other products," Miller says. "Vertellus offers a full range of polyols and we feel the market will be excited to learn of these two newly developed Polycins® polyols."

Vertellus offers a full line of castor oils and castor oil derivatives, including refined castor oils, polymerized castor oils, dehydrated castor oils and hydroxy waxes.

Vertellus representatives will be at Booth #2225 at the conference to answer any questions about their product line.

About Vertellus Specialties Inc.
Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring "green" technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in Vitamin B-3 and citrate polymer additives and systems. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has approximately 800 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

SOURCE Vertellus Specialties Inc.

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