Valspar patents low VOC coalescent compounds.Patent No. U.S. 6,762,230
A team of Valspar chemists has received a patent for a new class of low VOC (Vertical Online Community) See vertical portal. coalescent co·a·lesce
intr.v. co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing, co·a·lesc·es
1. To grow together; fuse.
2. To come together so as to form one whole; unite: compounds for paint and coatings.
"The trick was to find a class of non-volatile compounds that can function as coalescents for a wide variety of latex paints, while not undesirably softening the dried paint film or picking up dirt over time," said Larry Brandenburger, vice president research and development, Valspar. "Most people said this couldn't be done." Brandenburger's co-inventors were Bruce Sicklesteel and Mary Jane Hibben.
Valspar's environmentally friendly Environmentally friendly, also referred to as nature friendly, is a term used to refer to goods and services considered to inflict minimal harm on the environment. coalescents generally can be directly substituted for existing volatile coalescents and will help in complying with the VOC regulations going into effect in Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, and other jurisdictions. The new Valspar coalescents can cut VOC emissions by 95% from a typical paint that contains Texanol as its coalescent and have the added benefit of being low odor, according to according to
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