ALINA LIFE is a novel, environmentally-friendly and easy to use montmorillonite mineral material, that prolongs the life and improves the striking appearance of eco & natural finishing products, primary focusing on paints and coatings. It is environmentally and human health friendly, zero leaching, non-hazardous, non-allergenic, low CO2 material. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ obtaining Silver level Material Health Certificate.
ALINA LIFE products comply with Eco Label requirments, including Blue Angel, Nordic Swan, French Décret and EU Ecoflower.
For convenient dispersion in paint & coating systems, ALINA LIFE products are manufactured in a slurry form.
Before manufacturing, raw montmorillonite materials are grinded and sifted to obtain predictable quality of ALINA LIFE product.
ALINA LIFE products do not contain aggregates, particles are separated and evenly distributed after dispersion.
ALINA LIFE product doesn't degrades during weathering, has no leaching and provides UV resistance.
ALINA LIFE product contains finest montmorillonite mineral - mined and manufactured in Europe.
Novel technology enables to obtain organoclay in water or natural oil solvents. ALINA LIFE products are made in a water and natural oil environments to grants best possible incorporation into the systems. Absolute compatibility has been achieved, preventing the formation of agglomerates, excellent dispersibility rate and even distribution of particles. ALINA LIFE F50W product is made for waterborne and ALINA LIFE T80O for natural oil systems.
Sustainable preservation is realised during the full life cycle of the product. The optimal dosage is very much dependant from the chosen product system, where ALINA LIFE products are incorporated. Proceeded tests results recommends to use dosage in a range of 0,7% till 1,7% of the dray matters. For speciffic recommendations, about dosages in waterborne and natural oil systems, please contact ALINA team.
To obtain even distribution of montmorillonite mineral particles in the surface volume, its recommended to add ALINA LIFE material in a pigment grinding/milling phase. ALINA LIFE used montmorillonite minerals are shredded and sifted to guarantee a consistent quality standard. ALINA LIFE products are applicable for grinding until 1 μm and more finely.
• Improves weathering performance.
• Does not harm properties of the system.
• Readily applicable for grinding with pigments.
• Compatible with high pH (11-12pH) systems.
• Traceable ALINA LIFE material ingredients.
• Environment and human health friendly.
• Non-allergenic, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.
Organoclay leaching test results showed zero-leaching of organoclays and actives used for clay modification. Spectrophotometrical method and high-performance liquid chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry were used to determine leaching. The analytical methods were validated according to the industry standards. The obtained organoclays are non-toxic additive that can be effectively dispersed into different solvent and binder systems. Organoclays can be used as alternative additives in coatings matrix to prolong the self-life of the treated objects with potential applications in the building finishing industry.
ALINA LIFE is an organoclay provide a hydrophobic surface, which leads to many potential uses and benefits. Under REACH, the product is exempt from submission of a REACH registration dossier, but certain other requirements are complied with. ALINA LIFE is a non-hazardous product which does not fall under the Biocidal Products Regulation. Our own research, as well as data in the public domain, shows that ALINA LIFE does not pose a human health or environmental risk in normal use. Its physico-chemical properties also suggest applications in paper and board, potentially as a Food Contact Material, where compliance can be assured. Though risk is minimal, national legislation needs to be followed. Regulations evolve and Alina is committed to supporting its customers. The purpose of this guidance is to assure customers of this commitment and to invite dialogue.
As per request, we send ALINA product samples for labatory testing. It takes 5 business days for sample delivery.