COLUMBIA, Md., May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), the leading global specialty chemical company, is proud to announce that its Grace SYLOID® AQ Silica for water-based wood coatings product has been awarded the Coatings Industry 2021 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Additives and Solvents.
With the awards ceremony held in Shanghai, PRC, the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards, presented by Ringier Trade Media, recognize industry excellence for products that demonstrate outstanding performance, functionality and application. The SYLOID® AQ Silica series was selected ahead of almost 100 competing products in its category.
Commenting at the awards ceremony, James Qiu, Sales Director, Asia Pacific, Grace Materials Technologies said, “We are honored to receive this industry recognition for our new water-based wood coating additives. Grace monitors and adapts to evolving industry trends. The coatings industry is going through a phase of transition from oil-based to water-based coatings and we are dedicated to R&D to providing sustainable solutions for our clients through technological innovation.”
Weide Zhang, Customer Technical Service Manager, APAC, Grace Materials Technologies, added, “Grace endeavors to be at the forefront of industry developments and addressing changing market needs. The award winning SYLOID® AQ Silica was designed for water-based wood coatings and has exceptional matting properties, chemical resistance, and clarity. These specifications and high levels of performance are a direct response to the needs of our customers.”
Grace has always been committed to technological innovation. In recent years, Grace has also released a series designed for UV coating systems—SYLOID® RAD Silica, continuously driving industry development and innovation.
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