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PAINTS, POLISHES AND COATINGS

Paints, polishes and coatings provide the finishes needed to enhance the appearance of wood and metal and provide protection during use.

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Paints, polishes and coatings are used to decorate, protect and prolong the life of buildings and materials. Paint properties such as gloss, durability and flexibility require the use of pigment binders, which until World War II were mostly linseed oil. Following a post-war shortage of linseed oil, artificial binders were invented which were cheap, easy to manufacture, more durable and promoted long-lasting colour. Examples of artificial binders include alkyds, acrylates, polyvinyl acetate, polyurethanes, polyesters and epoxy resins.

Industrial coatings are used on manufactured goods as a protective barrier against environmental and chemical corrosion. The automotive and transport industry uses coatings for vehicle bodies and special coatings for plastic substrates, such as car bumpers, dashboards and grilles, and electronics. Other uses of coatings are: to reduce drag from aircrafts; antifouling for tanks, ships and boats; wood finishes for furniture, fences and decking; leather; electronics; food and drink cans; domestic appliances; composite panels for buildings; and steelwork such as bridges, oil rigs and chemical plants.

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ACETIC ACID • VINYL ACETATE

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Vinyl Acetate Monomer

Applications: Vinyl-based Paints | Emulsions

Ethyl Acetate

Applications: Paints | Coatings

Acetic Anhydride

Applications: Cellulose Acetate for Lacquers & Coatings

Polyvinyl Alcohol

Applications: Adhesive | Dispersions | Binders for Paints

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ACRYLIC ACID & ACRYLATE ESTERS

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Acrylic Acid

Applications: Paints | Floor polish

Ethyl Acrylate

Applications: Water-based Paints | Polishes

Butyl Acrylate

Applications: Water-based Acrylics for Paints

2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate

Applications: Water-based Paints

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Co-monomer for Paints | Surface Coatings for Latex Paints | Lacquer Resins | Enamel Resins | Floor polishes

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BIO-MATERIALS & INTERMEDIATES

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Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyester Polyols

Acetone

Applications: Solvent for varnishes | Lacquers | Adhesives

Succinic Acid

Applications: Coatings

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Varnishes

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Varnishes

Glycerine

Applications: Alkyd Resins

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CHLOR-ALKALI & DERIVATIVES

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TDI

Applications: Marine Coatings | Adhesives | Sealants

PVC

Applications: Latex Paints | Powder Coatings

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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS

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Polyamide Resin

Applications: Film | Wire | Cable Coatings

Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyester Polyols

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EPOXY RESINS & CO-REACTANTS

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Epoxy Resins

Applications: Powder Coatings

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ETHYLENE GLYCOLS • EO & EODs

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Ethylene Oxide

Applications: Latex Paints

Glycol Ethers

Applications: Paints | Lacquers | Varnishes

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MALEIC ANHYDRIDE • 1,4-BUTANEDIOL & DERIVATIVES

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Succinic Acid

Applications: Coatings

UPR

Applications: Gel Coats

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Varnishes

PTMEG

Applications: Flexible Adhesives | Coatings

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ORTHOXYLENE • PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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Mixed Xylenes

Applications: Solvent

Phthalic Anhydride

Applications: Alkyd Resins | Dyes

UPR

Applications: Gel Coats

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Varnishes

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PHENOL • ACETONE & DERIVATIVES

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Phenol

Applications: Novolacs

Acetone

Applications: Solvent for varnishes, lacquers and adhesives

Cyclohexanone

Applications: Solvent for Wood Varnishes

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Co-monomer for Paints | Surface Coatings for Latex Paints | Lacquer Resins | Enamel Resins | Floor polishes

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PLASTICISERS • OXO ALCOHOLS

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Phthalic Anhydride

Applications: Alkyd Resins | Dyes

2-EH

Applications: Protective Coatings in Latex Paints

n-Butanol

Applications: Acrylic Paints

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POLYAMIDE & INTERMEDIATES

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Phenol

Applications: Novolacs

Cyclohexane

Applications: Solvent

Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyester Polyols

Cyclohexanone

Applications: Solvent for Wood Varnishes

Polyamide Resin

Applications: Film | Wire | Cable Coatings

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POLYESTER & INTERMEDIATES

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Mixed Xylenes

Applications: Solvent

Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Polyurethane Coatings

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POLYURETHANES & INTERMEDIATES

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Toluene

Applications: Manufacture of Solvents used in Chemical Processing

TDI

Applications: Marine Coatings | Adhesives | Sealants

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Solvent

Adipic Acid

Applications: Polyether Polyols

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Varnishes

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Varnishes

PU Coatings

Applications: Water-based Coatings

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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS

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UPR

Applications: Gel Coats

Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Polyurethane Coatings

Phthalic Anhydride

Applications: Alkyd Resins | Dyes

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Solvent

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POLYOLEFINS

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HDPE

Applications: Fibrillated Fibres Coatings Re-inforcement

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AROMATICS

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Mixed Xylenes

Applications: Solvent

Toluene

Applications: Manufacture of Solvents used in Chemical Processing

Cyclohexane

Applications: Solvent

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides its analysis of the supply and demand of the polymers that form the basis of coatings, and of the monomers used in the production of such polymers. Extensive data are collected on global availability of monomers and polymers, together with monthly monitoring of their market situation.

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CHEMFACTS

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CHEMFORESIGHT

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CHEMFORESIGHT

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  • Monthly Trade Data
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