In recent years, concrete coatings based on waterborne acrylic polymers have become popular for use due to their excellent performance and low VOC potential. These polymers have the benefit of self-crosslinking chemistry which enables excellent chemical and hot tire pick-up resistance. Due to multiphase technology, good surface hardness can be achieved, with lower cosolvent demand. These polymers are suitable for a wide range of applications including clear, wet-look sealers and pigmented garage floor coatings. This study will investigate new acrylic polymers in low VOC formulations (50 g/L) compared to traditional 2K systems.
Oliver Nohr is a Chemist at Alberdingk Boley, Inc. He has worked in the coatings industry for ten years. He began his career at the Alberdingk Boley GmbH in Germany and learned all aspects of ALBERDINGK’s technologies from R&D and technical marketing point of view. After finishing a three years apprenticeship he worked in the technical department with a focus on waterborne UV resins. He also teaches other apprentice in the technical department the aspects of Alberdingks technology. Last August he started at Alberdingk Boley, Inc. where he is working in the applications lab.