On October 23 and 24, the international wood coating industry met to explore the technological trends of tomorrow at the PRA Woodcoatings Congress in Amsterdam. Synthomer was invited to talk about the future of water-borne binders for trim paints typically found on wooden doors or window frames.
Synthomer presented an exhaustive market overview that indicates increasing market shares for water-borne trim paints. In a detailed benchmark study, a wide array of current technologies for trim paints was tested to uncover strengths and weaknesses in regard to film properties and VOC levels. Conclusively, the study included an outlook on low VOC water-borne binders with multi-phase morphology from Synthomer that reach high gloss levels and high gloss retention.