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NatureShield® additives for wood & concrete surface coatings are designed to improve the durability, weatherability, and aesthetics of wood and stone-based substrates. These environmentally-friendly additives impart abrasion, scratch, & water resistance, provide good water beading, and enhance the natural pattern of wood. All NatureShield® products contain at least 50% naturally-derived content per ASTM D6866 testing and are certified under the USDA BioPreferred Program.
Bio-based surface modifiers demonstrate comparable or enhanced abrasion resistance, improved scratch resistance, and superior matting when used as an alternative to synthetic surface modifiers in high-quality coatings.
NatureShield® products were evaluated with a series of acrylic, acrylic PUD, acrylic hybrid PUD, and PUD binders in clear coat systems for Taber abrasion (CS17/1000g/1000 U), fingernail scratch resistance, and matting/gloss. The binders used were selected based on their intended application usage. Emulsions were incorporated at 1.75% of solids, and dispersions were incorporated at 2.5% of solids. The data presented is intended as a guide to indicate performance. Final properties will vary by resin and final formulation.
NatureShield® surface modifiers allow formulators to develop coatings with an increased amount of bio-sourced materials without jeopardizing the quality of their coatings. Our technology comprises significant levels of sustainable materials providing performance properties that meet or exceed the standard set by synthetic products in the marketplace.