The Lubrizol Corporation announced the commercial availability of its Carboset CR-3100 acrylic copolymer emulsion, designed to offer protective properties and adhesion to metal substrates in low VOC formulations. Carboset CR-3100 is a water-borne, styrene-acrylic emulsion for direct-to-metal coatings. With adhesion to a variety of metal surfaces and chemical- and corrosion-resistance, the polymer offers performance with a single coat in light and medium-duty industrial applications such as transportation finishes for heavy machinery and agricultural implements; truck and trailer components; commercial finishes for metal buildings and structural members; and industrial maintenance coatings for light and medium duty applications. Carboset CR-3100 can be formulated to a range of glosses and a lasting finish. “Carboset CR-3100 has the functional flexibility to perform in a variety of environments,” says Nick Sterne, market manager, Lubrizol Performance Coatings. “In addition to providing great performance in low VOC formulations, this resin is APEO and formaldehyde-free to comply with strict regulations. Carboset CR-3100’s performance as a single coat system can also enable more efficient application for end users.”