The growing demand for cool roofing as a green technology generates interest in high performing water-borne binders and dispersants that ensure long-term reflectiveness and durability.
Using the proper hyperdispersant like Solsperse™ W100 to improve dispersion and stability of the white pigments and fillers, the benefits are translated into more cost-effective formulations by reducing the amount of white pigments and fillers.
Solsperse™ W100 Hyperdispersant from Lubrizol is a 40% active APE-free polymeric dispersant in water, which will improve dispersion and stability in aqueous coatings. Due to its excellent hydrophobicity, water sensitivity of roof coating formulations is improved. For occupied buildings sensitive to noxious odor, roof coatings with Solsperse™ W100 with the low VOC and low odor content is a good option. Solsperse™ W100 is a hyperdispersant that will enable robust roof coating formulations, reducing final cost and making them easier to apply and maintain.
Whether it’s a reflective roof or other areas of the building, polymers and performance additives play an important role in creating an effective building envelope and reducing the amount of energy required to heat, cool and ventilate a building.
Contact your local VHM representative to learn more about a range of additives that can be incorporated into roof coatings to withstand harsh elements and promote reflectivity to deliver energy savings.