Acrylic-PUD blends: JONCRYL 9530 + PUD for improved hardness and chemical / scratch resistance
Abstract: Hardwood flooring is subject to some tough conditions: hyper pets with unclipped nails, cooking experiments gone-wrong, stiletto heels for Friday-night dates, and everyday wear and tear. While protecting our floors may seem like a job for solventborne coatings, we show that blending BASF’s NEW JONCRYL 9530 acrylic dispersion with a polyurethane dispersion, or PUD, demonstrates that protection can be achieved with lower VOC and simpler application. Our newest self-crosslinking acrylic dispersion features high wet-film clarity with fine particle size for deep wood penetration. This, blended with the right PUD, provides the resistance needed from scratches, chemicals, and abrasions that we encounter every day.