Register for The Oil & Colour Chemists Assocation’s Free Weekly Webinar on “How to Formulate MEKO-free Alkyds and Achieve High Performance”
October 15, 2021 | Events
As part of The Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA)‘s free weekly webinar series, Technical Service Chemist Sebastian Dziki will be presenting on upcoming Methyl-Ethyl-Ketoxime (MEKO) regulations in the European Union and how utilizing MEKO-free anti-skins with cobalt-free high-performance catalysts meets these new guidelines while improving overall performance.
MEKO is commonly used in alkyd coatings to prevent skin formation. However, the European Commission recently published the entry of MEKO with the classification of 1B carcinogen with a concentration limit at ≥ 0.1% (ATP 15 part 3 Annex VI). From March 1, 2022, formulators cannot utilize MEKO if it meets or exceeds the concentration limits. This directive, coupled with the many protocols required for handling the raw material based on its hazard pictograms, is a significant regulatory push to remove this raw material from alkyd formulations.
Join the webinar on Wednesday, October 20th at 2:30 P.M. BST to learn how you can replace MEKO in your formulations while improving skin prevention, color, dry times, and more.