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  • Lohtragon® Metal Salts for Coatings and Adhesives

    Coatings and adhesives play a pivotal role in a wide range of industries, from construction and automotive to aerospace and manufacturing.

    While coatings serve as protective or functional layers to enhance the durability, appearance, and longevity of surfaces, adhesives are used to bond different materials together. These substances often incorporate additives like metal salts to improve performance, such as accelerating drying times, enhancing durability, and increasing bond strength. Understanding the roles and applications of coatings and adhesives can lead to more efficient and effective solutions in various industrial settings.

    Flame Retardants for Safety and Compliance

    Safety is a top priority in industries like construction and manufacturing. Certain metal salts serve as flame retardants in coatings, meeting compliance standards and offering an extra layer of security against fire hazards.

    Fight Corrosion with Lohtragon® Metal Salts

    Corrosion protection is an ever-present challenge in many industrial applications. We offer to develop your Lohtragon® solution.

    pH Control for Optimized Application and Curing

    Maintaining the correct pH levels during the application and curing processes of coatings and adhesives can be tricky. Metal salts can act as buffering agents, ensuring that pH remains stable, which is crucial for achieving the desired performance characteristics. Have a look at our pH control and buffer systems.

    Boosting Bond Strength Through Adhesion Promotion

    One of the most critical aspects of adhesives is their ability to bond different materials securely. Metal salts are invaluable in promoting adhesion, ensuring that bonded materials stay together under various conditions, thereby extending the lifespan of the end product.

    Case Study Lohtragon® K87 - Bolstering Water Resistance & Bond Durability with Aluminium Salts

    The addition of our Lohtragon® K87 as an aqueous solution resulted in a significant improvement in water resistance, ensuring the durability and integrity of the bond even in moist conditions. The enhanced crosslinking facilitated by the aluminium salts not only strengthened the adhesive bonds but also maintained their effectiveness over time, underscoring the efficacy of aluminium salts in enhancing the water resistance of white glue.


    Understanding the multifaceted roles that metal salts play in coatings and adhesives can lead to more effective and efficient solutions across a range of industries. Whether you are looking to accelerate production timelines, enhance safety measures, or improve the durability and longevity of your products, incorporating metal salts into your coatings and adhesives could be the key to unlocking these benefits.

    With our Joint Lohtragon® Product Development approach, your specific needs and requirements are considered and our experts contribute with expertise in metal salts manufacturing, targeted optimization and their systematic modification.

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