SoyaOil® Industrial Paints are formulated using the latest in waterborne alkyd technology. When compared to solventborne industrial alkyd’s our products utilize water as the solvent vehicle, essentially replacing all harmful toxins associated with alkyd based paints while preserving the benefits of performance so that there is no trade off.
Our industrial coatings have been designed for the end user. The majority of water based coating replacements (due to environmental regulations) for the industrial sector create more problems than they solve. This is why we have designed a low VOC sustainable coating that performs as an alkyd. Our major focus when developing our industrial sector has been performance and end user safety. This category includes durability, scratch and scrub resistance, faster drying times, breathability and corrosion control . Product specific additives ensure that you can pick the right coating for the right job.
Brief history behind our development:Back in 2004 we began experimenting with a way to combine the long-lasting, high-gloss performance characteristics of alkyds, but with low-VOC, easy-to-use features of waterborne acrylics. Alkyd based coatings perform in a superior manor to that of waterborne latex products, mainly due to the scientific process of air-cross linking. Alkyd-based coatings typically have better performance characteristics than conventional latex-based coatings in adhesion, penetration, gloss development and stain blocking. Because alkyd formulations have a low molecular weight, a relatively flexible polymer chain and a low glass transition temperature, they have superior substrate wetting properties; that is, they tend to flow better and have more adhesion to the surface being coated.
During the drying process, the alkyd’s polymer chains form crosslinks with exposure to oxygen, increasing the formulation’s molecular weight and improving its performance. The superior performance of alkyd-based coatings, however, has been offset by their high VOC content (due to the requirement for organic solvents used as carriers.) Latex-based coatings, using water as their solvent carriers, typically have significantly lower VOC content, but with the performance trade-offs noted above.
We have created a truly unique industrial coating that is sustainable and environmentally friendly, without the loss of commercial durability. To learn more about waterborne alkyd technologies (PLEASE CLICK HERE).