Dow: Validation of an alternative to benzophenone in elastomeric coating binders
Discover the impact on paint properties when using a functional alternative to benzophenone in elastomeric binders for exterior coatings. Dow functional binders may contain additive level (ppm) quantities of benzophenone to ensure an optimal balance between flexibility and Dirt Pick-Up Resistance (DPUR) of the formulation. Recently the EU Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) decided to classify benzophenone as a potentially carcinogenic substance (Carc. 1B), with this classification coming into force in November 2023.
Ana Soldivilla & Denis Rodionov
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