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New zinc-free flooring resin offers high gloss, dirt-resistant finish
Omnova Solutions' new Mor-Glo Ultra G zinc-free polymer resin, is designed for the formulation of high-gloss floor care products. The resin features 'Twin-Linked' polymer technology to provide an extraordinarily strong chemical bond that meets the challenge of producing a durable high-gloss, dirt-resistant finish without zinc, facilitating compliance with strict environmental standards that continue to be adopted worldwide.
"As environmental consciousness and regulations continue to grow, organisations and institutions increasingly are eliminating use of zinc-based floor care products," says Rick Sandford, general manager of Omnova's global Coating Specialties business. "Mor-Glo Ultra G resin has been designed to make sure our floor care customers can support the market shift from zinc-based products to environmentally-preferred formulations without sacrificing the quality of the floor finish."
Omnova's new Twin-Linked polymer technology balances permanent and reversible crosslinks, which permits easy removability of the floor finish when used in accordance with product instructions.
Historically, the move to zinc-free formulations has been associated with compromises in finish durability and reparability, claims the company, whereas finishes based on Mor-Glo Ultra G resin, deliver excellent durability and response to high-speed burnishing, which saves time for busy maintenance service teams.
Discussing the product's benefits, the company's Rick Krause says: "Our exclusive Twin-Linked polymer technology enables Mor-Glo Ultra G to perform like zinc-based systems, and the unique bonding of our polymer is also reversible, making it just as easy to remove and re-apply during scheduled or unplanned maintenance, all of which is a real time savings.
"In addition to employing our Twin-Linked technology, Mor-Glo Ultra G has been formulated to have a higher density of bonding particles, resulting in an extraordinarily tough and dirt-resistant surface."
Mor-Glo Ultra G has already received a positive reception in trials by Omnova customers and can contribute to the attainment of a range of environmental endorsements and certifications including the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Design for Environment, as well as Greenseal, UL Ecologo, and both the EU and Nordic Ecolabel.
9th April 2015