Founded in 1983 the Specialty Chemical Division of Etna Products, Inc. has developed a line of high solids oil-free saturated polyester resins for the industrial coatings market. These high solids polyesters are used in the formulation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) compliant paints and coatings. The polyester resins sold under Etna’s SCD trademark, allow customers to produce paints and coatings with low levels of solvent while retaining superior application and coatings properties. The use of SCD high solids polyester resins enables the coatings chemist to comply with the most stringent regulations promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The staff of SCD is committed to manufacturing high quality polyesters on a consistent basis such that our products can be produced to meet rigid specifications and delivered to meet customer requirements for on-time delivery from small batch to tank wagon quantities. We are also committed to the continuous improvement of our products and our processes through our dedication to the ISO 9001:2000 standard to which we have been audited and approved.
The primary markets and applications for our products include:
•Floor and maintenance coatings
|•Can, cap and closure coatings that are Bis-A free
•Metal Furniture and Office Equipment
•Polyols for formulating 2-K urethane adhesives
•Polyols for heat set inks
The principal types of saturated oil-free polyester resins that SCD manufacturers include:
•Water reducible polyesters
•Solvent free polyesters