Tivida® AS 1010 – Easy does it
Top-notch scratch resistance
Tivida® AS 1010 is based on particles with add-on functions that most certainly offer something extra for your coatings. Its main benefit can be leveraged as an additive in solvent-based coatings, where it improves scratch resistance. It also helps preserve the high gloss and color of surfaces, which look and feel like they’ll stay that way forever – which they usually do!
- Significantly improves scratch resistance
- Easy to incorporate into formulations: no high shear forces needed
- No detrimental impact on important attributes such as gloss, transparency, hardness, flexibility, or chemical resistance
Ideal applications for using Tivida® AS 1010
- Clear coats and varnishes in automotive applications
Used as an additive in clear coats, Tivida® AS 1010 delivers a functional and visible benefit which any car owner can relate to: It improves scratch resistance. This is done by inhibiting the accumulation of minute scratches that would otherwise spoil surface gloss.
- Coatings in automotive interiors
Micro-scratching on the outside of a car is bad enough, but it’s just as infuriating when it spoils the appearance and gloss of surfaces on the inside of a car. Using Tivida® AS 1010 in car interior coatings (including surfaces on car navigation systems) significantly improves scratch resistance.
Tivida® AS 1010 contains functionalized particles – ingredients with added extras based on colloidal silica. To make it easy for you to use our additives in coatings and deliver the most effective performance possible, we have developed a new polymerization process for SiO2 surfaces. This allows polymer chains to form covalent bonds (molecular bonds) with the surface of each particle. Polymer chains are a bit like a resin and they’re formed on nanoparticle surfaces. One common term for them is polymer shells. The benefit they offer is that they are able to enter into a chemical reaction with the binder matrix due to their functional properties. This is important for keeping the hydrophobic binder matrix stable and ensuring formulations remain compatible with other components used in coatings.