CONVERSION FROM SOLVENT-BASED TO WATER-BASED SEALANT
Benefits of water-based sealants
- ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
Elimination of VOCs emissions, as the dispersion media is water.
- HEALTH AND SAFETY
Handling of water-based solvent-free materials.
- TECHNICAL BENEFITS
No recirculation and heating of sealing compound.
Superior stability of water-based sealants.
Reduced sealant build-up on lining equipment.
Softer dry sealant film with reduced mechanical incidences in the seam.
More homogeneous applied compound film.
Best flavour characteristics, water-based sealants show better results on flavour testing.
Superior film behavior in steam flow processes.
- ECONOMICAL BENEFITS
Less liquid material usage.
Higher material yield due to reduced film SG.
No restricions and no special requirements for transport.
Investment in conversion from solvent-based to water-based technology is practically limited to an installation of a post heater (drying oven for ends) and change of metal parts in contact with sealant from colour metal to stainless steel.