How can I make a water-based coating for concrete that can compete with two component epoxy systems?
Branched ester technology can provide the answer. These new polymers have the hydrophobicity of styrene acrylics along with the UV resistance of acrylics. NEOCAR Acrylic 850 is an ultra small particle size latex. Upon ambient curing, this latex self-crosslinks. It is designed for clear sealers or coatings for wood, masonry and cement. The marriage of branched ester and acrylic technologies provides for outstanding water whitening resistance and UV resistance. The ambient crosslinking further enhances water and chemical resistance. Garage floor coatings based on NEOCAR Acrylic 850 have shown equal if not better hot tire pickup and chemical resistance to two component epoxy systems. Coatings based on NEOCAR Latex 850 are low odor, low VOC, and much easier to handle than these other systems.