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Grace to Feature Greener Solutions to Meet Industry, Consumer Demands at European Coatings Show, April 4-6

COLUMBIA, MD. – March 14, 2017 – W. R. Grace & Co., a global  innovator in technologies for coatings, will feature solutions designed to meet  today's environmental coatings needs at the European Coatings Show in  Nuremberg, Germany from April 4-6, 2017.

Grace's exhibit will  showcase new technologies for waterborne and UV wood coatings, including  products to create alternatives with lower VOC (volatile organic compounds). Grace  will feature its new SYLOID® RAD 3007 matting agent for UV wood  coatings and SHEILDEX® anti-corrosive pigments.

"Consumers today demand  coatings that are smarter and more environmentally friendly. Grace continues to  innovate with our expertise in silica technology to provide products that offer  superior value to the coatings industry," said Jim Bowler, Coatings Global  Marketing Manager at Grace.

In addition to its exhibits,  Grace's coatings formulation expertise also will be on display. Technical  Customer Service Managers Dave Kent and Uwe Ferner will present, respectively, "Addressing  the Challenges of UV Curing Coatings" (April 4 at 11:30 a.m. local time) and "Submicron  Silica Dispersions: Unique Porous Silicas for Diverse Coatings Applications"  (April 5 at 10:30 a.m.) during the show.

Grace will exhibit in  Hall 4 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg at Stand 4-339. As a green  alternative to giveaways at its booth, Grace will make a donation to  the Prima Klima weltweit tree planting organization in Germany.

Matting Agents
Grace's exhibit will  promote the new SYLOID® RAD 3007 matting agents for 100 percent  VOC-free, radiation-cured coatings. This premium solution to the matting  challenges of UV coatings offers high matting efficiency and previously  difficult-to-achieve, low-gloss levels in coatings for furniture, wood, and PVC  flooring. This innovation is designed to reduce VOC emissions and uses  synthetic amorphous silica, a non-crystalline silica form.

More than 60 years ago,  Grace pioneered the use of synthetic silica matting agents for industrial  applications like coil coating and wood finishes. Today, SYLOID®  silica products are the leading silica matting agents worldwide. Grace continues to  innovate matting technologies and maintain its global leadership position in  specialty silica gel that is used in a wide range of diverse applications and  industries.

Anti-Corrosion Pigments
Grace will display the benefits of its SHIELDEX®  line of environmentally compliant, anti-corrosive  pigments that are non-toxic and free of heavy metals. Meeting today's higher  regulatory standards, this product line has been  widely accepted as a green alternative to existing paint and coating pigments  that contain chrome and zinc phosphate compounds.

The European Coatings Show is a biennial gathering  of the international community of manufacturers of paints and coatings,  adhesives, sealants, printing inks and construction chemicals, suppliers of raw  materials, and industrial processors. The three-day event features more than  1,000 exhibitors and the last show attracted more than 28,000 attendees.

About Grace
Built on talent,  technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and  engineered materials. The company's two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts  Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products,  technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our  customer partners around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in  over 30 countries. More information about Grace is available at

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