Lanco™ Surface Modifiers
What are the characteristics of the Lanco™ Range?
The Lanco™ range of Surface Modifiers are specially formulated to improve and protect the appearance of various substrates. They are suitable for use in water-borne, solvent-borne, energy-cured and powder coatings, as well as energy-cured and conventional inks. Industrial coatings for wood, metal, plastics and flexible substrates (such as paper, film and fabric) and printing ink can benefit from Lanco™’s optimized aesthetic and durability properties.
Available in micronized powders and liquid preparations, including dispersed and emulsified forms, Lanco Surface Modifiers are designed to offer enhanced performance characteristics while simplifying handling processes.
For wood substrates, Lanco™ Surface Modifiers deliver superior performance. They can improve wood finishes with matting, scratch/mar resistance, block resistance and slip control. This range have been used for many years in the furniture industry to protect wood finishes, reduce gloss and provide a soft, smooth feel. Depending on the end application method, for wood coatings are supplied as micronized powders, dispersions, emulsions or 100% active liquids.
The Lanco™ range belongs to our principal Lubrizol. Our partner offers a strong portfolio of component technologies recognized by the industry for their properties, enabling customers to improve the performance, simplicity and sustainability benefits of their coating products.
Lanco™ Surface Modifiers can improve aqueous and solvent-borne plastic coatings, providing water, abrasion and block resistance for automotive, consumer electronics and sporting goods applications. They can also enhance the product aesthetics by providing controlled feel and gloss control on a range of polymeric substrates. In addition, can modify COF, gloss, water resistance, abrasion, scratch and mar resistance, and also provide release and anti-blocking properties for flexible films. They come in a variety of polymers and particle sizes to meet the needs of formulators who require improved throughput and product quality for flexible packaging and printing inks.
Certain Lanco Surface Modifiers are also suitable for applications that require compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations for coatings and inks in direct contact with beverages and packaged food items.
For more information and product recommendations, formulation questions, application issues, and more, contact our experts about Lanco™ Surface Modifiers.