New Pliotec polymer coating improves adhesion and resistance to hot-tire pickup

Omnova concrete coating
The Pliotec Gar130 is an epoxy-modified acrylic copolymer for garage floor or concrete coatings that is suitable for interior or exterior use.

Omnova Solutions (NYSE: OMN) introduces Pliotec Gar130 epoxy-modified acrylic copolymer for 1K (one part) garage floor and concrete coatings. The new product demonstrates superior resistance to hot-tire pickup and chemicals, including solvents. It has been designed for use in low-VOC waterborne coatings, both colorant-based and clear. Additionally, it improves cure-time for faster use following application and has excellent UV-resistance, making it an excellent choice for exterior concrete applications

“Pliotec Gar130 polymer’s ability to deliver greatly improved performance in garage floor coatings is a result of Omnova’s unique heritage,” said Rich Stewart, Americas marketing manager for coating specialties at Omnova Solutions, citing the company’s history as part of General Tire, and Omnova’s acquisition of Eliokem, which traces its roots to the chemicals business of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. “Collaboration between scientists in our tire polymer group and our coatings group has produced a polymer that meets the challenges of hot-tire pickup, including staining, marring and adhesion, with next-level performance.”

Pliotec Gar130 polymer also successfully balances garage floor performance with the limitations epoxy-modified acrylics can face in exterior applications due to the potential impact of UV rays. As a result, formulations with Pliotec Gar130 demonstrate ideal characteristics for interior and exterior environments.

“Improving on available technologies, Pliotec Gar130 overcomes traditional limitations associated with products in the garage floor coatings category,” said Stewart. “For example, the reduced cure time allows the end user to regain use of his or her garage or concrete pad sooner after application.”

Omnova Solutions representatives will be available to discuss Pliotec Gar130 and other new coatings products, including polymers for concrete, direct-to-metal, wood and more at the Western Coatings Society Conference in Las Vegas, October 25-28.

Omnova Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with 2014 sales of $1.0 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300. Omnova is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.

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