Across the coatings industry, crosslinkers are utilized to deliver high levels of strength, resistance, and durability required for the toughest applications – but these highly reactive crosslinkers often come with serious health risks that limit their use in specific applications. Until now, low-toxicity alternatives have struggled to achieve comparable performance. The solution? The Covestro breakthrough innovation NeoAdd™ PAX enables high-performance, low-toxicity crosslinking for waterborne systems – protecting both surfaces and society.
NeoAdd™ is a Covestro patent-pending technology.
NeoAdd™ PAX is not available worldwide yet.
(REACH and China compliant - TSCA & DSL pending).
Keeping people and planet safer
Building on our long tradition of innovating to meet industry needs, a dedicated team of our experts created NeoAdd™ PAX.
This game-changing polymeric aziridine product family has all the reactivity and performance of traditional aziridine crosslinkers, without the health risks that limit their use – keeping chemical handlers and future generations safe, eliminating toxic waste, and protecting our wider environment.
Half the labeling
The low-toxicity of NeoAdd™ PAX doesn’t just protect people’s health – it allows formulators, converters, and manufacturers to dramatically reduce the number of safety labels on their finished products compared with traditional aziridines.
Reducing these labeling requirements opens new high-performance possibilities for the coatings industry worldwide.
Performance you can rely on
Many low-toxicity crosslinkers fail to deliver the high functional performance consumers require. That’s not the case with NeoAdd™ PAX – it offers key functional performance advantages compared to most carbodiimide based waterborne coating systems such as better chemical resistance even at lower dosing levels. NeoAdd™ PAX achieves this high functional performance whether coatings are cured at room temperature or under stoving conditions, which is a shortcoming of carbodiimides. Additionally, our unique crosslinkers enable excellent water resistance as well as great scuff and abrasion resistance. For a coating you can rely on, NeoAdd™ PAX is the clear choice.
Easy, efficient processing
But there’s more. NeoAdd™ PAX products are operational over a wide temperature range and can be cured at room temperature, so stoving curing ovens are not required.
They also have excellent pot life, thanks to high stability in water – driving processing efficiency, and saving money, time, and energy.
Turn down your ovens and turn up the performance.
Adhesion that sticks, whatever the substrate
A wide range of coating systems, from inks to packaging and flooring and even industrial OEM, can reliably benefit from the unique properties of NeoAdd™ PAX.
Our different crosslinkers deliver good adhesion to a range of substrates and are also excellent adhesion promotors when added to other coatings – outperforming traditional aziridines and carbodiimides.
If your coating is designed for industrial wood, metal, fabric, or leather, NeoAdd™ PAX has you covered, again and again.
Whether you’re a manufacturer looking for high processing efficiency with fewer usage limitations, or a consumer that wants safe, highly durable coatings, NeoAdd™ PAX products are the no-compromise crosslinker for you. Its unique range of benefits means that you can enjoy game-changing safety and performance standards across the value chain.
No matter what the application, substrate or technology, there’s a good chance our team can help you.