Materials Science

DSM drives performance of metal coatings by expanding Hybrane resins family

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has today announced the launch of a new Hybrane product. This product, Hybrane CY235, will drive standards in the ACE, General Industrial and Car Refinish metal coating industries by enabling enhanced coatings performance, higher throughput and reduced energy consumption.

Based on DSM’s proprietary technology, the new Hybrane CY235 product leverages the high functionality of the Hybrane molecular structure to deliver unprecedented performance standards. Unlike other high solid acrylic resins, which typically require forced drying conditions at 60°C for 30 minutes, Hybrane CY235 only requires a curing temperature of 40°C. In this way, Hybrane CY235 can deliver energy savings of up to 48% compared to standard alternatives.

In addition, because of the faster drying possibilities, our resin shortens the spray booth cycle time by 20%. Under typical workshop conditions, for example, car refinishers can paint two extra jobs every day, driving throughput. Crucially, these operational benefits in no way compromise the performance of Hybrane CY235, which delivers excellent hardness, a high-quality appearance with distinctiveness of image, and high reactivity without compromising on pot life.

Ap Heijenk, Industry Manager Industrial Metal & Plastic DSM: “After many months of careful experimentation and testing, involving a cross-functional and cross-site collaboration, we’re very proud to launch Hybrane CY235. This product enables better coating performance at a lower environmental cost. As such, it is clearly aligned with our wider organizational aims of using bright science to enable brighter living.”

“Moving forward, we will continue to develop our Hybrane proposition in line with market demands. In particular, we will channel our development efforts to deliver Hybrane products for an even wider range of industries and also extending the application to different substrates like plastic and wood. We’re confident that our Hybrane technology will open up new coating horizons – in terms of sustainability and processability.”