Resins / Coatings / Adhesives

Hydrophobic Paint Texture Additive

Olea FP by BioPowder.com are excellent additives to enhance the texture of paint and coating formulations. We have developed the natural and hydrophobic micro powders to make the creation of effective, bio-based paints easy. Our solutions guarantee sustainability and high performance of your finished materials and make you stand out as a “green” innovator.

Advantages of Biodegradable Hydrophobic Coating Additives

Both the natural and the ultra hydrophobic material can be an ideal renewable ingredient for paints. The low density of 0.5-0.6g/l and the plant-based nature of Olea Functional Powders distinguishes them from conventional mineral powders. Especially as replacements of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), BioPowder.com products are effective as

  • sand texture paint additives
  • hydrophobic paint sealant additives
  • cold weather paint additives
  • thermal paint additives

Advantages include:

  • Suitability for lightweight paints and coatings: every gram matters in certain fields of the automotive, aviation, nautical, medical, construction and other industries. Light components are associated with energy efficiency and a low environmental footprint. Also, mobility and easy handling of play a significant role and are prioritized by the creators of new materials. Paints and coatings generally cover large surfaces and therefore impact the weight of the underlying object.
  • Reactivity: olive stone powders have reactive OH-groups, which translates into antioxidant properties. In contrast to mineral additives, Olea FP are not inert and can bind free radicals. This effect prevents paints and coatings from degradation and enhances their lifespan and durability.
  • Enhanced machining and grinding: the unique properties of Olea FP facilitate post-application treatment of priming varnishes and undercoatings.
  • Suitable for interior use: Olea FP are fully natural, odourless powders that are best used in bio-paints with zero risk. They are absolutely safe, which makes them a sought-after ingredient for paints used in homes and coatings with frequent human contact.

Application as Hydrophobic Bio-Based Matting Additives

Olea FP H50 and H100 are also proven matting powders. Our research has demonstrated high efficiency, especially in relation to conventional matting powders made from plastics or silica.
Substituting PU or PP powders with bio-based natural additives offers benefits such as

  • environmental sustainability: no microplastic use
  • bio-based innovation, fully “green” paints are possible
  • enhanced cost effectiveness

All our powders are very easy to integrate in paint and coating formulation: they can simply be stirred into the liquid mix and applied with standard equipment. Olea FP are also available in larger grain sizes such as 300-600 or 600-800 microns. These coarse granules are recommended as anti slip paint additives.

If you are a formulator of paints and coatings, we invite you to get in touch. We would be delighted to support you in finding the ideal additive for your particular application.
BioPowder.com products are available worldwide and can be shipped in batches of any size. Contact us now!

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