Water-based Matt Binders for luxurious and sustainable coating technologies

Water-based Matt Binders for luxurious and sustainable coating technologies

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Consumer demands may have shifted to more sustainable and durable products, but they also desire a sense of quality and that luxurious look and feel. To meet the public demand for luxurious and natural matt appearances in coatings for products and materials Stahl offers polymer solutions such as our VOC-free, water-based matt binders. These provide durable matting effects for coatings with a high level of environmental responsibility.

Luxurious matting resins with excellent properties

Our Relca® matt binders meet the demand for luxurious matting resins and a reduced environmental footprint. These next-generation water-based resins lower gloss levels significantly, have a long pot life and provide excellent UV-resistance. These properties, combined with the sustainable advantages, makes Relca® matt binders an ideal solution for the use in a great variety of functional coatings, such as architectural application, plastics, metal coatings and flexible packaging. The Relca® portfolio consists of various solutions, each with their own properties and is compatible with water-based acrylics, polyurethanes and hybrids.

Key Benefits of Relca® Matt Binders

Relca® matt binders offer a wide range of benefits for formulators looking for VOC- and surfactant-free matting resins, free of formaldehyde, amines, solvents or heavy metal. They offer a variety of benefits such as UV protection, scratch-, stain- and blocking resistance.

Key benefits:

Matt Binders portfolio product overview

Below you find a selection of our matting solutions. Do not hesitate to contact us for specific application or the full portfolio.

Solids (%)
Hardness (König, secs)
Relca® PD-802
Soft touch with a silky feel. High flexibility.
Relca® PD-804
Soft touch with rubbery feel. High flexibility.
Relca® PD-805
High hardness and improves blocking resistance without elongation loss.
Relca® PD-817
39Provides dry touch and low gloss. Very good scratch, abrasion and scuff resistance
Relca® Bio PD-814
Bio-based resin. Soft touch with silky effect.

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Water-based Matt Binders for luxurious and sustainable coating technologies
Raymond Bakker
Global Business Director Polymers