EZ-BLOX™ from AdvanSix Delivers Breakthrough In Anti-Skinning Agents for Paints

April 4, 2017

Drop-In Solution Offers Cost-Effective Alternative to MEKO

Parsippany, NJ— AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) today announced the launch of EZ-Blox™ Anti-Skinning Agent, an innovative and customer-tested solution now available globally to optimize the performance of alkyd-based paints.

EZ-Blox™ is becoming more widely adopted in paints and coatings as a safe drop-in replacement to MEKO. Its use does not require costly reformulation or additional research and development by paint producers, and independent research shows it is safe, with low risk of exposure and an improved toxicology profile.

“At AdvanSix, our goal is to offer customers safe and simple solutions that help them create better products for the future,” said Paul Sanders, business director for the AdvanSix Chemical Intermediates business. “EZ-Blox™ fits that charter, as it represents an evolution of our anti-skinning agents and helps companies proactively address potential regulatory changes by upgrading their products as cost-effectively as possible.”

EZ-Blox™ is designed to prevent a surface skin from forming on the paint, improving performance while reducing waste. Professional painters can find value in its fast-drying qualities throughout all seasons and in all weather conditions.

EZ-Blox™ is especially useful for exterior applications, from fencing to homes and buildings exposed to the elements. While preventing skinning, it confers a high-gloss finish and ensures protection for wood and metal. Featuring a low VOC and high solids profile, EZ-Blox™ provides excellent barrier properties, reinforcing its value as the ideal anti-skinning component for exterior paints and coatings.

Alkyd paints currently represent more than 20 percent of the paints and coatings industry in the European Union, or more than $2.5 billion euros. AdvanSix representatives will attend the European Coatings show in Nuremberg, Germany (April 4-6) to discuss EZ-Blox™ and its benefits for paint manufacturers.

About AdvanSix

AdvanSix is a leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin which is a synthetic material used by our customers to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments and films that, in turn, are used in such end-products as automotive and electronic components, carpets, sports apparel, fishing nets and food and industrial packaging. As a result of our backward integration and the configuration of our manufacturing facilities, we also sell caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone and other intermediate chemicals, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advan6.com.

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