Capstone® Multifunctional Fluorosurfactants
FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE, WITH A MINIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT*
Fluorosurfactants have been used for years as wetting and leveling agents
to overcome surface tension issues commonly encountered in various coatings systems.
However, with the increasing pressure for formulating low-VOC paints, traditional
surfactants have shown limitations; specifically, the trend to lower solvent use
levels has led to new surface tension challenges for coatings formulators.
With Capstone® fluorosurfactants, coating formulators
can now achieve multifunctional performance above and beyond existing hydrocarbon
and silicone based surfactants. Capstone® fluorosurfactants
show unique properties in reducing surface tension and in solving surface defects.
Combined with their traditional role as wetting agents, using Capstone®
in your paint formulation leads to improved film quality. Learn more about Capstone® fluorosurfactant
applications in this technology zone.
Minimum Environmental Footprint
In addition to its superior performance, DuPont Capstone®
fluorosurfactants are based on sustainable short-chain molecules that cannot break
down into PFOA in the environment. Capstone® products
meet the goals of the U.S. EPA 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program.
* Short-chain molecules that can not break down to PFOA in the environment. Capstone®
products meet the goals of the U.S. EPA 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program.