Multiple Colored Doorframes

Decorative coatings

The global population is rising significantly, especially in urban areas, creating a growing need for well-built buildings and infrastructure. The number of households and commercial buildings will increase rapidly in the coming decades, driving demand for building materials. In meeting this demand, the building and construction industry needs to balance a number of trends, including higher performance, increased durability, improved safety, better aesthetics, reduced maintenance, greater energy efficiency, reduced material use and waste, and lower costs.

To meet this challenge we developed a broad portfolio of hydrocarbon and oxygenated fluids that allow customers to tailor their paint, coating and ink formulations for peak performance; meet anticipated market needs; and satisfy increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.


Applications and benefits

Fluids that, for manufacturers, are user-friendly alternatives to white spirits and kerosene fractions that:

  • Improve working conditions
  • Eliminate strong odors (Isopar™ is virtually odor free)
  • Simplify storage and labeling
  • Deliver consistent quality and performance
  • Improve cost-benefit ratios

Compared to water-based decorative coatings, Exxsol™ and Isopar features translate to benefits for do-it-yourselfers through:

  • Gloss
  • Better durability
  • Ease of application

Product solutions

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