How Is Tyzor® Used in Coatings?
Tyzor® Organic Titanates & Zirconates can be used in solvent based, solvent-free, and water-based industrial coatings as a binder, surface modifier, adhesion promoter, or catalyst to improve performance and protection of metal surfaces. The benefits of Tyzor® in each function are outlined below.
Tyzor® can be used to form a continuous metal oxide layer that protects metal surfaces. It can be combined with other organo-metal compounds in a sol-gel process to form a thin flexible film that is resistant to water, heat, and scratches. Tyzor® can also be used to bind sacrificial metal pigments used for corrosion protection. Benefits
- Corrosion protection
- Improved water, heat, and scratch resistance
- Increased surface hardness
In order for an industrial coating to be effective it must first and foremost adhere to the surface it needs to protect. Tyzor® organic titanates and zirconates can be applied as a primer or added to coating formulations to improve binding between metal surfaces and industrial coatings. Benefits
- Improved adhesion of coatings to metal
- Increased water and chemical resistance
- Enhanced mechanical properties of the coating
Catalyst / Curing Aid
Tyzor® Organic Titanates can crosslink polymers with hydroxyl and carboxyl functionality. This feature makes them especially useful as catalysts and curatives to speed up curing and improve durability of coating formulations that contain such functionality. Benefits
- Accelerated cure speed
- Improved coating cohesion
- Increased coating durability