Orgasol® powder in PVC flooring
Although PVC flooring has good abrasion and scratch resistance properties, addding a protective polyurethane layer can increase these strengths and improve cleanability and durability.
Manufacturers of PVC floorings are mainly interested in anti-slip properties and easy-to-clean surface that meet strict safety rules (R9 to R12). Orgasol® powder is often incorporated in the polyurethane top coating to enhance these properties in PVC flooring.
Orgasol® additives make cleaning easier. Specific Orgasol® powder grades, with an average particle size from 5 to 60 microns, enable manufacturers to customize the ratio of particle size/ thickness of polyurethane layer to create an easy-to-clean, non-slip texture.
Orgasol® powder can also be a solution to create matte finishes, with very low gloss. This gloss control property is of particular interest because, unlike silica, Orgasol® powder has no impact on the viscosity level of UV curable 100% solid formulations, while improving abrasion, scratch and stains resistance.
Even in PVC flooring with a good initial resistance to abrasion and scratches, the use of Orgasol® powder will improve performance, especially in high traffic areas, or when low gloss finishes are required.
Orgasol® powder also improves stain and scuff resistance, especially when the Average Particle Size (APS) of the polyamide powder is greater than the thickness of the polyurethane layer.
Orgasol® powder is easily dispersed in polyurethane formulations, wether solvent based, water based and 100% solid UV/EB curable formulations.