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Renewable floorcare coatings for elastic floorings based on counterionic polymeric adsorber systems

IGF 18539 N

The cleaning and maintenance of elastic floorings represents an important market segment regarding cleaning service companies. In order to raise the life cycle and to maintain the optical properties, elastic floorings are treated with floorcare coatings providing protection against scratches, abrasion and walking imprints together with improved cleaning properties.

Regarding commonplace floorcare coatings (based on anionic polymers, for instance), sundry kinds of soiling components can penetrate into the elastic flooring, especially at long contact duration, causing irreversible damage. Examples of such problematic soils are alcoholic disinfectants, ointments containing iodine as well as ingredients of drugs, cosmetics, perfumes and other beauty and wellness products (ointment, crème, hair dye, massage oil, etc.).

The barrier function of floorcare coatings against soil components was imroved by developing a bilayer floorcare coating for elastic floorings, which has a high resistance to damaging soils. The developed two-layer system consists of a cationic polymer layer with included anionic adsorbers and a waxy anionic polymer layer as top layer.

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The IGF-pro­ject 18539 N of the re­search as­so­ci­a­tions Europäische Forschungs­ge­mein­schaft Reini­gungs- und Hy­gien­etech­nolo­gie e.V., Cam­pus Ficht­en­hain 11, 47807 Krefeld, is sup­port­ed via the AiF with­in the fund­ing pro­gram „In­dus­trielle Gemein­schafts­forschung und -en­twick­lung (IGF)“ by the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Af­fairs and En­er­gy (BMWi) due to a de­ci­sion of the Ger­man Par­lia­ment.