Coating raw materials
Many of the world's top brands in coatings and primers count on OMNOVA's resins to deliver the performance properties essential for exterior masonry protection, intumescence (fire resistance) or stain blocking.
Omnovas industrial coating resins have helped protect high-profile structures such as the roof of Wimbledon's Centre Court, the Wadi Abdoun Bridge in Jordan, the Carlton & Grand Canal Hotel in Venice, and the Golden Gate bridge in San Fransisco, with each locale presenting its own set of challenges such as extreme temperatures and/or humidity. Slightly smaller, but equally important projects utilize stain blocking primers for both interior and exterior wall protection.
Synthron is a subsidiary of PROTEX INTERNATIONAL which develops, produces and markets chemical specialties for industrial companies, in France and abroad. The company has an important R&D Center on its industrial site of Auzouer-en-Touraine (Indre et Loire), where are manufactured the products stemming from the research. Synthron applies the “cross-fertilization” in order to serve numerous markets and to offer new products used in everyday life. Thanks to its diversified activities and the variety of its markets, Synthron benefits form a scientific and technical expertise, from the identification of the needs of its customers to the solution.
Created in 1932, PROTEX INTERNATIONAL is an independent French industrial group, which develops, manufactures and markets chemicals for various sectors. Originally specialized in auxiliary products for the textile industry, the company has declined its expertise in various segments of niche products : Agriculture, Chemical Specialties, Paper, Electronics, Perfumes, Paints & Coatings, Water treatment etc.
Ceramisphere Pty Ltd is a privately owned microencapsulation company based in Sydney, Australia. They have been operating since 2007 using a technology developed at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Our technology is covered by a strong portfolio of patents and has been developed across a range of fields including both healthcare and industrial applications. Ceramisphere is collaborating with market-leading companies, from paint and coating manufacturers to end users like Airbus Group, to develop products, which incorporate its technology.
Inhibispheres are submicron ceramic particles which can provide specific functionalities to classic coating formulations. Active materials, such as corrosion inhibitors, can be incorporated inside the ‘Smart Particles’, which can then simply be mixed into a paint or coating formulation. The particles are mechanically resistant, can survive paint formulation processes (e.g. mixing, grinding, extrusion) and will not adversely affect the mechanical properties of the coating.