Angus Declares Taminco's Vantex®-T the Market Leader

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At a presentation Tuesday morning, Taminco's Conor Dowling watched as Angus Chemical announced what leading coatings manufacturers have been telling us all along: zero-VOC Vantex®-T makes better paints than their product!

I appreciate Dow Angus's willingness to declare Vantex-T the market leader.

At this week’s Southern Society for Coatings and Technology meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla., Taminco’s Conor Dowling reacted to a presentation by Angus Chemicals that in essence declared Taminco’s amine additive Vantex®-T the industry leader.

“I would like to thank Dow Angus for their relentless promotion of our zero-VOC amine additive, Vantex®-T,” Dowling wrote on his blog, Amines to an End ( “If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, Angus must really like Vantex®-T.”

Dowling continued: “My problem with this presentation is not the fascination Angus seems to have with Vantex®-T. I appreciate Dow Angus’s willingness to declare Vantex®-T the market leader.

“My real problems with this presentation – and I shared my concerns with those attending – have more to do with the approach taken to “compare” AEPD with Vantex®-T. I asked the speaker to comment on the fact that every major paint manufacturer in America, Europe and Asia that has completed a side-by side comparison of the Angus product and Vantex®-T agrees that Vantex®-T produces better paints then AEPD.”

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Vantex®-T is a pioneering amine additive that is changing the world of paints and coatings by enabling environmentally friendly, low-odor, zero-VOC formulations. Vantex®-T is making it possible for paints and coatings formulators discover new heights of product performance and cost-effectiveness, all the while helping to lower VOC levels and help us all breath a little easier.

With virtually no odor, eco-friendly Vantex®-T is ideally suited for paints and coatings to be used in areas that need to be occupied immediately after painting. Vantex®-T is cost-effective and multi-functional. It is an excellent replacement for current paint neutralization systems, as wel as a highly effective coalescing aid, providing for the reduction or complete elimination of coalescing solvents. Vantex®-T enhances film-formation. Paints formulated with Vantex®-T display excellent corrosion inhibition properties, freeze-thaw behavior, emulsion stability and shelf life. Both wet and dry paint films produced from paints containing Vantex®-T display excellent water resistance, durability and overall performance.


Taminco is the world’s largest producer of amines and derivatives – key building blocks for various industries such as agrochemicals, animal feed additives, crop protection, rubber chemicals, performance solvents, water treatment, surfactants, oil and gas treatment, insecticides, pharmaceuticals, catalysts, fuel additives, coatings, metal working fluids and various specialty chemicals.

At Taminco, it’s all about amines. The production and marketing of alkylamines and derivatives are the core business of our company. The true meaning behind our company name synthesizes our strategy: striving to become the most dedicated player in the field of amines and derivatives – The AMINe COmpany!

Taminco is the world’s only globally active specialist producer of alkylamines that is integrated into the production of a broad range of alkylamine derivatives.

Amines are organic compounds produced through the reaction of an alcohol (such as methanol or a higher chain alcohol (C1 C6)) with ammonia. The immediate results of these processes are methylamines and higher alkylamines, which can then be reacted with other chemicals to produce alkylamine derivatives. Alkylamines and their derivatives are key elements in a broad array of chemical products that have a wide range of applications in industrial, consumer, pharmaceutical and agricultural end use segments. The range of uses to which our products are put is expanding, and demand for the majority of them is growing.

Taminco has seven plants worldwide dedicated to the production of alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives, comprising two large facilities in each of Europe and the United States, and smaller facilities in China and Brazil.

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