Bio-based coating modifiers

NatureShield surface modifier line allows formulators to develop coatings with an increased amount of bio-sourced materials without jeopardizing quality. It includes various environmentally-friendly emulsions, dispersions, and natural oil blends designed to improve the weatherability of exterior surface coatings by providing water resistance and water bead to concrete and wood. 

When used as an alternative to synthetic surface modifiers in performance coatings, the company’s bio-based technology demonstrates comparable or enhanced abrasion resistance, improved scratch resistance, and superior matting. NatureShield surface modifiers also comprise significant levels of sustainable materials providing performance properties that meet or exceed the synthetic products standard.“These products are an effective additive for improving the durability and aesthetics of stone-based substrates,” says Michelman Global Marketing Director Melanie Bauer. “All products in the NatureShield family contain at least 10 percent naturally derived content. Those with 50 percent or greater are designated as bio-based; those with 10-49 percent are designated as bio-containing.” — Michelman, Cincinnati, Ohio; 800/333-1723, 513/793-7766;