Ionic Liquids in Plastic/Coating Applications - 10 minutes intro to Holland Colours Asia
Ionic Liquids – Neoteric Compounds
for Plastic and Coating Industries
Prepared by Jelliarko Palgunadi
Molten salts composed of relatively large organic
cations and anions, featuring low melting points.
IONIC LIQUIDS (ILs) ARE …..
IL's structure can be tailored for specific applications i.e., task specific ILs
containing pigment, dyes, flame retardants, anti aging, UV absorber, etc., or can
be use as novel vehicles for plastic colorants or additives.
BASILTM – The first commercial process employing ILs by BASF
BASIONICTM - A broad portfolio of Ionic Liquids by BASF
Novel Materials — Salt Modified Starch4
Current trend is renewable, bio-based plastics.
Starch, cellulose are plausible candidates.
However, mechanical properties must be modified.
ILs-based plasticizer, i.e. choline chloride can
increase flexibility of thermoplastic starch.
Functional liquids for polymers
Alternative plasticizer for traditional
Industrial application of ionic liquids as performance additives
Secondary dispersant in universal pigment pastes5
Opportunities in many different applications: Basionics are effective in
liquid coatings and cured coatings used for home and public
applications, clean rooms and hospitals as well as in industrial plants.
Basionics –highly efficient antistatic additives based on
ionic liquid materials from BASF
Novel Materials for Novel Applications
Dispersion media for nanoparticles
IL have been found as good synthesis and
dispersion media for metal
, carbon allotropes
(CNTs, fullerenes, graphene)7.
Plausible applications including coatings
and nanoparticle incorporation into plastic
1. Hydrophilicity (hygroscopic nature)
2. Synthesis (price)