Acclaimed for its expertise since 1960, Groupe Berkem produces alkyd resins for paint and varnish manufacturers. But are you familiar with the characteristics of this resin in the composition of paint ? Let’s first find out what alkyd resin is before detailing the benefits of using this binder in the manufacture of paint for professionals in the construction, manufacturing and timber sectors.
Alkyd resin is a binder made from several elements such as vegetable oils, raw materials from organic chemistry and petroleum solvents. There are 3 types, classified according to their oil content:
Alkyd resin is used in the manufacture of paint and varnish for the construction, timber and manufacturing sectors. The addition of alkyd resin to your paint means you can maximise the performance of your products and perfect the finish.
Now that you have a clearer idea of what alkyd resins are, let’s explore the various benefits from using this binder in your paint:
It should be noted, however, that alkyd resin-based paint will take a little longer to dry than other types, such as acrylic.
Groupe Berkem will help you choose alkyd resins for your paints which meet your needs and the nature of your project. You can find a wide range of products that will adapt to the problems encountered by professionals in the construction, manufacturing and timber sectors in order to find the best possible balance of formulations and obtain the desired result.
Explore the range of resins Lixothan for construction professionals. This range is used for pastel and white paints and stains, and demonstrates high UV resistance. Lixoglyp is another range supplied by Groupe Berkem which offers a wide choice of oil contents: from high solid extract to long oil content, for matt or gloss paint.