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April 23, 2013

HALOX® talks about the new developments in tannin stain inhibition during the SSCT's 2013 Annual Technical Meeting

April 21-24, HALOX® was in Sarasota, Florida for the SSCT’s 2013 Annual Technical Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. During the technical portion of the meeting, HALOX®'s Technical Development Manager, Nathan Kofira, presented: New Developments in Formulating for Tannin Stain Inhibition.

The advent of water-based resins for the architectural market have paved the way for new challenges associated with coating wood substrates. Wood is prone to rotting, warping, cracking, peeling and growing microorganisms. Oil and water soluble wood extracts such as tannic acids are a problem for water-based paints. Customers applying water-based paints to wood know firsthand that water brings (“bleeds”) out the soluble stains to the topcoat and causes the paint to discolor and look unsightly. Tannin stain blocking additives were developed to augment resin technology in stopping the migration of these soluble stains to the surface of the paint. Several technologies were developed to improve the chelation mechanism using multi-valent cations and the necessary formulating techniques to go along with this approach.

HALOX® also showcased its product line during the tabletop exhibition held on Tuesday, April 23. If you weren't able to attend the meeting or sit-in on HALOX®'s technical presentation, get caught up on the newest developments in tannin stain inhibition today!



New Developments in Formulating for Tannin Stain Inhibition