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Take the High Road

UCAR Latex DT 250


High-Performance Styrene-Acrylic Binder for Fast-Dry Traffic Paints

Take the High Road with UCAR Latex DT 250


High-Performance Styrene-Acrylic Binder for Fast-Dry Traffic Paints
UCAR Latex DT 250 is a second-generation fast-dry latex designed for optimum performance in traffic paints applied at standard film thicknesses of 15-20 mils. Fast drying at high humidity, this product provides excellent early water resistance and superior abrasion resistance in a wide range of traffic paint formulations. Compared to all-acrylic first and second generation fast-dry latexes, UCAR Latex DT 250 features an exceptional pigment binding efficiency, which permits higher pigment loadings for formula cost reduction. Optionally, improved performance is obtained at conventional pigment loadings. UCAR Latex DT 250 exhibits superior durability and unsurpassed adhesion to concrete and asphalt surfaces. As well, this product is environmentally friendly. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can be minimized with its capability for methanol-free formulating and reduced coalescent demand. UCAR Latex DT 250 exhibits the following performance characteristics: Superior early water resistance Fast drying rates at high humidities Crack and wear resistance at high pigment concentrations Improved binder efficiency versus commercial all-acrylic binders for formula cost reduction Methanol-free formulating capability for low VOC

Typical Properties
Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White liquid Total Solids, % by weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.551.5 pH Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.310.5 Weight per Gallon, lb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.58.7
The physical property data listed are considered to be typical properties, not specifications.

The binder efficiency of a latex emulsion has a direct bearing on paint film quality, especially at high pigment loadings found in traffic paints. Efficient binders, such as UCAR Latex DT 250, permit higher pigment loadings without cracking or loss of film quality. The ability to produce thick paint films without cracking is espeCrack Resistance of UCAR Latex DT 250 Traffic Paint cially important in traffic striping, as line UCAR Latex DT 250 Commercial A Commercial B thickness can vary depending on spraying and road surface conditions. Paint films up 59 to 20 mils wet can be applied to prolong the life of the line. Figure 1 compares UCAR Latex DT 250 with two commercial acrylic fast-dry traffic latexes. The results show that while the commercial fast-dry traffic latexes perform well at standard PVC, UCAR Latex DT 250 traffic latex produces much better paint films at higher pigment loadings.

Binder Efficiency
Figure 1

Paint PVC

65

70

Film Wash-Off on Leneta ChartsMethanol-Free Paints


Film Wash-Off of UCAR Latex DT 250 versus Competitor C UCAR Latex DT 250 Competitor C

Water Resistance

15

Minutes to Dry

30

45

60

5-minute running water exposure at 150 gal/hr.

Figure 2
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Water Film Wash-Off on Glass Resistance Figure 3 provides the results of a film wash-off test simulating rain soon after paint application.
continued Fifteen wet mil drawdowns on glass were air dried for 30 minutes and subjected to running water at a flow rate of 150 to 180 gallons per hour. UCAR Latex DT 250 and the two leading commercial fastdry latexes were tested at three PVCs. The results show that films containing UCAR Latex DT 250 remain intact at all three PVCs tested, improved compared to Commercial Latex A and significantly better than Commercial Latex B. This data shows that UCAR Latex DT 250 based traffic stripes develop early rain resistance as fast or faster than the leading fast-dry traffic paints used today. Figure 3 Film Wash-Off of UCAR Latex DT 250 Paint UCAR Latex DT 250 Commercial A Commercial B

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Paint PVC

65

70

15-mil drawdowns on glass, 30-minutes dry time, 5-minute running water exposure at 150 gal/hr.

Scrub Resistance
Scrub resistance, which is conducted using ASTM method D 2486, is used by some traffic latex suppliers, traffic paint companies, and DOTs to quantitatively evaluate the wet erosion resistance of traffic paints in the lab. By scrubbing traffic paints of similar film thickness that are coalesced under the same drying conditions, this test seeks to simulate and predict field performance of traffic markings on long-term exposure to tires traversing or skidding across line markings. Figure 4 shows the improved scrub resistance of UCAR Latex DT 250 in both methanol-containing and methanol-free traffic paint formulations. Figure 4
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Scrub Resistance of UCAR Latex DT 250 versus Competitor C


2500 Average Scrub Cycles to Failure 2000 1500 1000 500 0 UCAR Latex DT 250 Competitor C

Methanol Free

Methanol Containing

Wet Adhesion Water Soak


Table I illustrates the results of a water soak test simulating the condition of wet roads soon after the paint has dried. Fifteen wet mil films on glass panels were dried for various times, then placed in water for 24 hours. A rating of 100 indicates no blistering or loss of adhesion while a 0 indicates complete detachment from the glass plate. The results show that UCAR Latex DT 250 films remain completely intact and unaffected under all conditions of test, similar to Commercial Emulsion A and substantially better than Commercial Emulsion B. Water Soak Test* for UCAR Latex DT 250 UCAR Latex DT 250
59 PVC 1-hr dry 6-hr dry 24-hr dry 65 PVC 1-hr dry 6-hr dry 24-hr dry 70 PVC 1-hr dry 6-hr dry 24-hr dry
*15 wet mil films, 24-hr immersion

Water Resistance
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Table I Commercial B
0 0 100 0 100 90 0 0 0

% Film Intact Commercial A


100 100 100 100 100 100 90 100 100

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100


100 = no blistering or loss of adhesion

0 = film completely delaminated from panel

Time to No Pickup, minutes

No Track Time," often referred to as "No Pick-up Time" (ASTM D 711) seeks to determine the drying time of traffic paints in the lab. A steel cylinder with rubber o-rings for "wheels" is rolled over a paint film drawn down over a glass plate. The film thickness is typically 14-16 mils. The time at which no paint film is picked up by the o-ring wheels is considered passing. Federal and most state specifications have a 10minute maximum that generally indicates a drying time in the field of one to two minutes. Figure 5 depicts the improved "No Track" performance of UCAR Latex DT 250 versus a competitive second-generation fast-dry all-acrylic traffic emulsion.

No-Track Performance of UCAR Latex DT 250 versus Competitor C


12 10 8 6 4 2 0 UCAR Latex DT 250 Competitor C

No-Track Performance

Figure 5

UCAR Latex DT 250 is one of few products that allow alcohol-free formulation of waterborne traffic markings. It can be formulated with or without methanol. Most waterborne traffic paints contain 2-3 percent methanol, which contributes to the overall VOC level of a formulation and can generate a measurable flash point in finished paints. When combined with other volatile solvents, methanol can also contribute to excessive paint skinning and nozzle plugging during warm weather. Methanol-free formulations may result in slightly longer dry times.

A MethanolFree Option

Road Performance

While laboratory tests are useful tools in screening latex emulsions for waterborne traffic paints, they are not a substitute for rigorous road performance testing. Dow traffic latexes have been used in numerous traffic paints applied to AASHTO test decks and individual state test decks over the past several years.

Retro-reflectivity and Durability


Figure 6 illustrates the results of the 1995-96 AASHTO road trial conducted near Frankfort, Kentucky on Interstate 64. After 12 months traffic exposure, the 4-paint retro-reflectivity and durability averages for white UCAR Latex DT 250 based paints exceeded the averages for paints based on the leading commercial acrylic traffic binders. Figure 6 Retro-reflectivity of UCAR Latex DT 250 White Paints on Concrete 1995-96 Kentucky AASHTO
300 250 200 AVE. 4 PAINTS AVE. 4 PAINTS 150 100 50 0 AVE. 3 PAINTS Commercial B

UCAR Latex DT 250

Commercial A

Retro-reflectance measured as mc/ft2/ft-candle

Wheeltrack durability tests also illustrate that UCAR Latex DT 250 outperforms other commercial 100% and premium acrylic traffic paints. Pennsylvania DOT (PENNDOT) 2001 NTPEP data in Figures 7 and 8 show that UCAR Latex DT 250 has better wheel track durability with greater line retention on both asphalt and concrete. Figure 7 UCAR Latex DT 250 Wheel Track Durability on Asphalt
100 90 80 70 % Line Retained 60 Yellow Paint Yellow Paint Yellow Paint White Paint White Paint White Paint 50 40 30 20 10 0 UCAR Latex DT 250 100% Acrylic Premium Acrylic % Line Retained

Figure 8 UCAR Latex DT 250 Wheel Track Durability on Concrete


100 90 80 70 60 Yellow Paint Yellow Paint 50 40 30 20 10 0 UCAR Latex DT 250 100% Acrylic Premium Acrylic Yellow Paint White Paint White Paint White Paint

Figures 9, 10 and 11 show durability results from the 2000/2001 National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) test deck on Interstate 80 near Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Interstate 80 is a major east-west interstate with an average daily traffic rate (ADT) of 15,000. All three photos were taken after 10-months exposure, including a winter season of snowplowing. Figure 9 shows a UCAR Latex DT 250 transverse paint line on concrete. The line was applied at 15 mils thickness using an AASHTO, Type 2 glass bead. In contrast, the 15-mil paint lines in Figures 10 and 11 are based on 100% acrylic latex emulsions. Figure 10 depicts a first-generation, fast-dry emulsion and Figure 11 shows a premium fast-dry emulsion. The paint systems for all three figures were prepared using similar percent vehicle and pigment solids. Figure 9 UCAR Latex DT 250 Figure 10 100% Acrylic Paint Figure 11 Premium Acrylic Paint

Road Performance
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UCAR Latex DT 250

100% Acrylic

Premium Acrylic

High-performance traffic paints, such as those based on UCAR Latex DT 250, require that all equipment exposed to the paint, including tanks, lines, fittings and filters, be made of stainless steel or durable plastic to ensure trouble-free operation. Equipment parts made of steel, black iron, galvanized or brass of any kind must be replaced for ease of operation.

Application Equipment

Comparative Performance Properties of UCAR Latex DT 250 versus Two Leading Commercial Fast-Dry Traffic Latexes Fast-Dry White Traffic Paint DT 250 Commercial A Commercial B
Formulation Properties Stormer Viscosity, KU 24-hr 7-day, 60 C Density, lb/gal No-Tracking Time, min1 50% R.H./72 F Dry-Through Time, min1 90% R.H./72 F CIE Color x (B) y (B) Contrast Ratio Reflectance
1 = 15-mil wet film

Fast-Dry Yellow Traffic Paint DT 250 Commercial A Commercial B


79 83 13.4 7.1 35.0 0.483 0.435 0.93 47.5 83 87 13.5 8.0 37.0 0.482 0.438 0.94 50.0 86 91 13.5 6.5 51.0 0.484 0.438 0.94 49.8

Comparative Performance Properties

83 93 13.9 7.2 30.0 0.316 0.338 0.97 90.9

83 91 14.0 7.5 36.5 0.318 0.337 0.98 87.0

85 94 14.0 7.0 48.5 0.317 0.335 0.98 86.9

Table II
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Paint Formulations and Properties

The following starting point formulations are typical of fast-dry traffic paints used today. Table I on page 7 lists the laboratory properties of UCAR Latex DT 250 based on two leading commercial fast-dry acrylic binders.

Fast-Dry Wyoming White Traffic Paint


Ingredients Pounds Gallons UCAR Latex DT 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.19 DOWICIL* 75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 Drew L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.04 Colloid 226/35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.68 Ti-Pure R-900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.99 Natrosol 250 HBR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.88 Omyacarb 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.78 Drew L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23 Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.52 Drew L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23 Texanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.91 _______ ________ Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1404.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.52 Typical Paint Properties Total Solids, % by weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.3 by volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.6 Pigment Volume Concentration (PVC), % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.3 Pigment by Weight, % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.2 Pigment by Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.5 VOC, g/L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
The physical property data listed are considered to be typical properties, not specifications.

Fast-Dry White Traffic Paint with Methanol


Formulation Suggestion V-2210 Ingredients Pounds Gallons UCAR Latex DT 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.87 DOWICIL 75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.27 Colloid 226/35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.70 Natrosol 250 HBR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.44 Ti-Pure R-900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Mix for 3 minutes Omyacarb 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 770.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.22 Mix for 4 minutes Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.52 Texanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.66 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.40 Mix for 3 minutes _______ ________ Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1406.2 . . . . . . . . . . . 100.15 Physical Properties Pigment Volume Concentration (PVC), % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.5 Weight per Gallon, lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.0 Total Solids, % by weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.0 by volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.5 VOC, g/L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.7 Coalescent, % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0
The physical property data listed are considered to be typical properties, not specifications.
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Methanol-Free White Traffic Paint


Formulation Suggestion V-2212 Ingredients Pounds Gallons UCAR Latex DT 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.87 DOWICIL 75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.27 Colloid 226/35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.72 Propylene Glycol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.31 Natrosol 250 HBR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.60 Ti-Pure R-900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Mix for 3 minutes Omyacarb 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 795.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.33 Mix for 4 minutes Texanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.66 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.40 Mix for 3 minutes _______ ________ Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1439.4 . . . . . . . . . . . 101.23 Physical Properties Pigment Volume Concentration (PVC), % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.2 Weight per Gallon, lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.2 Total Solids, % by weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.9 by volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.9 VOC, g/L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.0 Coalescent, % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0
The physical property data listed are considered to be typical properties, not specifications.

Paint Formulations and Properties


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Fast-Dry Wyoming Yellow Traffic Paint


Ingredients Pounds Gallons UCAR Latex DT 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.19 DOWICIL 75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 Drew L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.04 Colloid 226/35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.68 Yellow 1250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.58 Ti-Pure R-900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 Natrosol 250 HBR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Omyacarb 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.78 Drew L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23 Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.52 Drew L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23 Texanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.91 _______ ________ Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1357.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.83 Typical Paint Properties Total Solids, % by weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.5 by volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.6 Pigment Volume Concentration (PVC), % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.4 Pigment by Weight, % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.7 Pigment by Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.6 VOC, g/L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
The physical property data listed are considered to be typical properties, not specifications.

Paint Fast-Dry Yellow Traffic Paint with Methanol Formulations Formulation Suggestion V-2211 and Properties Ingredients DT 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pounds . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallons UCAR Latex 460.0 . 52.87
continued DOWICIL1 75. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.27 Colloid 226/35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.73 Natrosol 250 HBR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.56 1244 Sunglow Yellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.58 Ti-Pure R-900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 Mix for 3 minutes Omyacarb 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 765.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.00 Mix for 4 minutes Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.52 Texanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.66 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.40 Mix for 3 minutes _______ ________ Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1354.5 . . . . . . . . . . . 100.26 Physical Properties Pigment Volume Concentration (PVC), % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.4 Weight per Gallon, lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.5 Total Solids, % by weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.1 by volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.4 VOC, g/L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.8 Coalescent, % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0
The physical property data listed are considered to be typical properties, not specifications. 1 Note: Dowicil 75 was omitted for general lab screening.

Methanol-Free Yellow Traffic Paint


Formulation Suggestion V-2213 Ingredients Pounds Gallons UCAR Latex DT 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.87 DOWICIL 75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.27 Colloid 226/35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.73 Propylene Glycol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.31 Natrosol 250 HBR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.60 1244 Sunglow Yellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.58 Ti-Pure R-900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 Mix for 3 minutes Omyacarb 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 790.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.11 Mix for 4 minutes Texanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.66 Drewplus L-493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.40 Mix for 3 minutes _______ ________ Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1386.5 . . . . . . . . . . . 101.21 Physical Properties Pigment Volume Concentration (PVC), % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.2 Weight per Gallon, lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.7 Total Solids, % by weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.1 by volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.9 VOC, g/L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.0 Coalescent, % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.0
The physical property data listed are considered to be typical properties, not specifications.
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When considering the use of any UCAR Emulsion Systems product in a particular application, the Customer should review our latest Material Safety Data Sheets and ensure that the intended use can be accomplished safely. For MSDS and other product safety information, contact the UCAR Emulsion Systems Sales Office nearest you. Before handling any other products mentioned in the text, available product safety information should be obtained and necessary steps should be taken to ensure safety of use. No chemical should be used as or in a food, drug, medical device, or cosmetic, or in a product or process in which it may contact a food, drug, medical device, or cosmetic until the Customer has determined the suitability and legality of the use. Since government regulations and use conditions are subject to change, it is the Customers responsibility to determine that this information is appropriate and suitable under current, applicable laws and regulations. UCAR Emulsion Systems requests that the Customer read, understand, and comply with the information contained in this publication and the current applicable MSDS. The Customer should furnish the information in this publication to its employees, contractors, Customers, or any other users of the product(s), and request that they do the same.

Product Safety

Follow procedures typically recommended for polymer dispersions. Use corrosion-resistant storage tanks and piping. Air-operated diaphragm pumps are preferred. Avoid temperature extremes. Do not freeze; store above 40 F. For further information, refer to booklet UCAR Latexes Shipping, Storage, and Handling.

Storage and Handling

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WORLD HEADQUARTERS UCAR Emulsion Systems 410 Gregson Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27511 Telephone: 1-800-876-8227 Fax: 919-469-6797 www.ucarlatex.com

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