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Americas: High performance solution for floor coatings

Ancamine® 2880 satisfies the coating industry’s highest performance and environmental standards in Americas region

Rooms intended for special use often require special demands on the flooring. For example, companies operating in areas such as production, warehousing and logistics require durable floor coatings that are specially tailored to their needs. Depending on the industry, high mechanical and chemical resistance is often required as well as the need to withstand heavy traffic and heavy loads, or ease of cleaning even under difficult hygienic conditions. In addition to the required functionalities, customers are also placing more and more value on an aesthetic surface appearance.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, the global market for floor coatings is showing clear signs of an upward trend again, according to industry experts: According to research, the global floor coatings market size was estimated at USD 6.7 billion in 2023, and is expected to reach USD 8.3 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.36% during the forecast period (2023-2028). Similar growth is forecasted for the U.S. market. Here, the concrete floor coatings market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2023 to 2030. The rise  in U.S. construction activity, spanning residential, commercial, and industrial developments, is a key driver  for advanced flooring solutions.

In terms of the material used, the epoxy product segment in particular has attracted the attention of suppliers of (industrial) flooring solutions and to date has lead the market. This is where Evonik comes in: The Crosslinkers business line leverages its exceptional expertise to develop cutting-edge curing agents that align with industry trends and enhance  floor coating formulations, showcasing Evonik’s innovative prowess.

Recently Evonik has launched a new high-performance epoxy curing agent that addresses the performance gaps with existing available curing agents. Its name: Ancamine® 2880 - a fast-curing,  low yellowing epoxy curing agent which offers excellent mechanical properties, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and colour stability for an excellent surface appearance throughout its service life. These properties makes the product a preferred choice not only for industrial and decorative floor coatings, but also for general high solids coatings. In addition, the new, globally available low-viscosity curing agent offers fast curing even at low temperatures, enabling early walk-on floors without long downtimes in service. Last but not least, its excellent EH&S profile (containing no nonyl phenol, bisphenol A, or salicylic acid) makes Ancamine® 2880 a “game changer” for the coatings market. This underscores Evonik's commitment to providing innovative solutions that satisfy the coating industry’s highest performance and environmental standards.


Crosslinkers - Creating Marketable and Intelligent Solutions

Mechanical strength, durability, chemical resistance and excellent color stability and adhesion properties – Evonik´s business line Crosslinkers offers tailor-made solutions for customers all over the world. As a raw material supplier, we have a profound understanding of the needs of our customers and their unique markets. Our range of products and expertise generates added value in a number of areas: from coatings and adhesives to civil engineering, high-performance elastomers and composites.

Ancamine® 2880 satisfies the highest performance and environmental standards of the floor coatings industry

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