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United States Patent‘ O?Fice
Patented Apr. 3, 1962
from about 50 to about 90 is particularly preferred for
the preparation of superior quality surface coatings. ' :Thev
solid resin is readily taken into water solution by reaction
Arthur G. Hirsch, Dyer, Ind., assignor to Standard Oil
Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Indiana
N0 Drawing. Filed Nov. 18, 1959, Ser. No. 853,713
7 Claims. (Cl. 260-28)
This invention relates to wax-type polishes and par—
ticularly to water emulsion polish compositions.
with aqueous ammonium hydroxide or aqueous solution
of a lower molecular weight aliphatic amine. Particularly
suitable amines are morpholine and monoethanolamine.
It has been discovered that much better surface coatings
are obtained by the use of a mixture of the de?ned solid
resin and of wax. The weight ratio of waxzresin in the
Today, wax protective coatings for surfaces such as 10 ?nal polish composition is from about 90:10 to about
Q 20:80. Particularly good results are obtained when the
applied in the form of a dispersion of wax particles in
weight ratio is from about 80:20 to about 60:40.
water. In the art these water compositions are referred
The Wax component is any one that is ordinarily used
to as water emulsion polishes. Water emulsion polishes
on ?oor coverings such as wood and asphalt tile and other
containing only wax, emulsi?er and water tend to have 15 materials wherein water emulsion polishes are suitable and
wood ?ooring, asphalt tile, and the like, are frequently
poor leveling properties, only fair gloss.
Mixtures of
wax and other compounds, particularly shellac, have been
introduced in order to provide better spreading and level
may be a vegetable wax, a mineral wax, an oxidized
mineral wax and mixturesof two or more of these waxes.
Outstandingly good properties are obtained when the wax
ing characteristics along with better gloss. The shellac
component is carnauba wax.
containing water emulsion polishes have the disability of 20 It is necessary to provide an emulsi?er to maintain a
inferior color and after prolonged standing are very dif
stable dispersion of the wax in the water emulsion polish
?cult to remove from the coated surface.
An object of the invention is a water emulsion polish
composition. These emulsi?ers may be any of those com~
vmonly used in the preparation of these compositions,
composition aifording leveling and gloss characteristics
such as ~ammonia, borax, ethanol, amine, morpholine,
better than ordinary Wax Water emulsion polishes. An 25 sodium oleate, and other fatty acid reaction products
other object is a water emulsion polish providing excel
with amines or 'alkanolamines.
The “solids” content of the water emulsion polish com
position of the invention is stated hereinafter. as thesum
sion polish whose color is as good or better than ordinary
total of the wax present and solid resin present and is
wax water emulsion polish. ,A further object is a water 30 generally from about 6 to about 18 percent per weight
emulsion polish of good water resistance and with good re
of the compsition. More usually, the total of thewax
movability characteristics with respect to soapy water
and resin present is from about 9 to about 15 weight per
washing. Yet another object is a water emulsion polish
cent of the composition.
composition a?ording only a moderate amount ‘of slipper
Su?‘icient emulsi?er is present to afford a storage stable
iness in the surface coating obtained therefrom. Other 35 composition. For example,‘ the composition may contain
objects will become apparent in the course of the detailed
between about l-3 weight percent of an emulsi?er such
description of the invention.
as morpholine oleate.
The water emulsion polish composition of the inven
The wax, resin, emulsi?er and alkaline affording ma
tion consists essentially of wax, solid resin, emulsi?er and
terial are not the only materials which may be present,‘
water. The wax and the resin are present in the com 40 in addition to the water. Other materials may be added
position in a weight ratio of waxzresin from about 90:10
to improve gloss or to reduce slipperiness, etc. Thus the
to about 20:80. The composition itself has a pH of
composition contains the de?ned wax, the de?ned solid
at least 7. The solid ‘resin utilized in the composition of
resin, emulsi?er, alkaline affording material and the re
the invention is the condensation reaction product of
mainder essentially water.
trimellitic anhydride and alkylene oxide having 2-4 car 45
In order to afford storage stability of the water emulsion
bon atoms and the resin is characterized by an Acid No.
polish composition, the invention is adjusted to a pH of
lent leveling and spreading and othercharacteristics of
the surface coating. A particular object is a water emul~‘
from at least about 30 to about 170.
at least 7 and more usually to a pH from about 7.5 to
The resin component of the invention is prepared by
about 10.
reacting trimellitic anhydride and an alkylene oxide hav
_ The .?nal water emulsion polish composition of the
ing 2-4 carbon atoms, in desired proportions in the 50 invention is normally prepared by making a water emul
presence of an alkaline catalyst at a temperature between
sion of the wax portion and a water solution of the resin
about 20° C. and about 200° C. It is preferred to employ
a reaction temperature below about 120° C. in order to
portion, separately, and then mixing the two to provide
amines such as diethylamine, dibutylamine, piperidine
?nal desired water content.
the ‘?nal composition. It is possible to prepare the ?nal
avoid cross-linking and gelling. As catalysts there may
composition by utilizing aqueous resin solution in con
be employed inorganic or organic bases such as alkali 55 nection with the preparation of the water emulsion of the
metal hydroxide, calcium oxide, sodium amide, secondary
Wax component and then diluting, if necessary, to the
and the like and tertiary amines such as trimethylamine,
t-riethanolamine, pyridine and the like. Amines are pre
ferred and are used usually in an amount of about 0.1% 60
to about 5% based on the weight of trimellitic anhydride.
Suitably, the reaction is e?ected during a period of 2—24
hours, more commonly 2-8 hours.
Although, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide and the vari
Two solid resins suitable for use in the invention are
illustrated in the method of preparation and the ?nal
resin characteristics hereinbelow.
In the illustrative
resins the reactants were trimellitic anhydride and pro
65 pylene oxide. In each preparation the catalyst was pyri
dine and was used in an amount of 0.5 ml.
aration of the resin, propylene oxide is the preferred oxide
' The reaction vessel was a three-necked ?ask provided
a stirrer, "a condenser and a thermometer. The re
ous butylene oxides are all suitable reactants in the prep
The trimellitic anhydride and alkylene oxide are reacted
actants were at 'room temperature before addition to the
in proportions such that the solid resin product has an 70 ?ask. The condensation reaction is, exothermic and the
Acid No. (mg. of KOH per gram of resin) from at least
temperature of the contents of the ?ask rose over a period
about 30 to about 170. Solid resin having an Acid No.
of about two hours to about 50° C. The reaction
lightly with a soft bristle brush. Good indicates com
plete removal of the ?lm on rinsing with 120° F. tap
product in the ?ask became very viscous after about two
hours. The reaction was continued until the Acid No.
became essentially constant; in these instances, in about
The results of the testing of the four compositions are
8-24'hours. These materials were so viscous that they
can be considered as solids.
5 set out in the annexed table.
100%Wax Base ___________________________ __
hardest) (1—-least
(1 hr.)
30% Wax Base+20% Shellac ............. -_ Excellent . Good--80% Wax Base + 20% A sol’n _____________ __ Fair _____ __ Good___
80% Wax Base + 20% B sol’n _____________ _. Excellent _ Good-"
Resin A
Poor ____ __
Good.-- Good.
The coating results show that the Wax base-resin con
Resin A was prepared by reacting 0.5 mole of the al.}
tlatilnmg compositions are better-than the wax base alone.
hydride and 1.0 mole of the oxide. The product resin 20
e wax‘resm B composl'tlon 15 at least as ‘good as th?
had molecular weight of 1040. The Hydroxyl Number
Wax base-Shellac comp9sltwn- ‘The wax-rem compon
was 85 (mg. KOH to neutralize the acetic acid released
t1°n_c°at1ng5 were notlceably lighter 111 00101‘ than the
from one gram of acetylated sample). The Acid No,
coatings from wax alone, or from the wax-shellac polish.
was 168.
The color of the resin solutions and the shellac solu
Resin B
25 tions were further compared. Strips of ?lter paper soaked
Resin B was prepared by reacting 0.5 mole of the an-
I; “:0 12% reS_m,tS°h_1t1°nS1 and thenhdflled Sh(_’Wed Pg?‘
hydride with 1.25 moles of the oxide. The resin product
had a molecular Weight of 2100_ The HydrOXy1No_ was
132_ The Acid NO_ was 74_
5? “3 suPe-non Y 111 F0 01' 0W1: 8 e ac stnps.
resins ?lms dried to a slight off-white color, whereas the
30 shilltac
drietci1 iota zlf'lltllw?color.
Colors of the 12% resin
so u ions 1n ica e
is 1 erence:
Gardner (1933) color
Illustrative polish compositions were made by utilizing
12% solution of resin A __________________ __
as the wax affording component a commercialwax emul12% solution or Resin B __________________ __
sion containing 12 percent of Wax sohds Whlch were a 35 12% solution of shellac __________________ __ 13~14
mixture of carnauba wax and high melting para?’in wax.
This wax base contained an ethanolamine emulsi?er.
Thus having describing the invention what is claimed:
Twelve percent solutions of resins A and B, respec1. A water-emulsion polish composition consisting es
tively, were prepared by stirring each solid in ammonia
sentially of wax, a solid resin, emulsi?er and water, said
water at about 70-80° C. until a solution was. obtained 40 wax and said resin being present in a Weight ratio from
having a pH of 9. The water solut1ons of reslns A and
about 90:10 to about 20:80 and where said resin is the
B, respecnvely, were, cooled. to room temperature
condensation reaction product of trimellitic anhydride and
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alkylene oxide having 2-4 carbon atoms and is character
ized by an Acid No. from at least about 30 to about
170 Said poll-Sh having a PH of at least 7
our water emulsion polish compositions were made
available for the coating
of asphalt_ tiles.
one was the commercial Water emulsion wax pol1sh-—-hereinafter spoken of as the wax base. Composition two
consisted of a mixture of 80 weight percent of the wax
base and 20 percent of the shellac solution.
. wax
2.’ The polish
of claim
1 wherein
and said
resin total from abo t 6 t
said com o .t.
0 3 out
welght Percent of
3 Thp 811301?‘
1 ,
,5 P0 15 of c an“ 1 Wherem sald OXlde 1S Propyl
tion three consisted of 80 percent of wax base and 20 50 ene OX1 e‘
The Pollsh
0f Claim
1 Wherem
resin has an
percent of resin A solution. Composition four con
sisted of 80 percent of the wax base and 20 percent of
reSinB Solution-
Acld N°- from about 50 to about 90.
5. The polish of claim 1 wherein said ratio is from
about 30120 to about 60:40.
6- The polish of claim 1 wherein said wax is carnauba
These four compositions were applied under regular
test procedures to asphalt tiles and the following observa-
trons made on the coating as it was being applied and on
the coating after it had ‘dried; the ability of the coating
7. A water-emulsion polish composition consisting of a
to spread out and to avoid patches of di?erent th1ckness
and leveling Was Observed a? the Coating WIjIS Put 01'! the
wax selected from the group consisting of vegetable wax,
mineral Wax, oxidized mineral Wax and mixtures‘ thereof,
t11_e- The gloss of the coatlng Was detemfmed as dried 60 solid resin product of the condensation reaction of tri
without bu?‘ing. The hardness of the coating was deter-
melletic anhydride and propylene oxide which resin is
mllled by relatlve tests rangmg from 1 to 4 wherein a
characterized by an Acid No. from about 50 to about
of one was the
. hardest
. observed
. coating.
The. re-
sistance of the coating to sllpperiness is also determined
by relative tests wherein a rating of one indicates the least 65
degree of slipperiness_
Water resistance checks consisted of placing 1 ml. of
water on the ?nishes 24 hours after drying, allowing this
to stand for one hour, wiping the panel dry, waiting one-
half hour, and then bu?ing the panel lightly. Good indi- 70
cates no water damage.
90 , Said Wax and said
- rcsm
- being
. a weight
present in
from about 80_20 to about 60_4O and in
tion of 0.25% ammonium hydroxide (28%) and 0.25%
Ivory soap ?akes at 120° F. for ?ve minutes and brushing 75
tot 1 f fr
a o . .om
about'9 to about. 15 weig t percent of said composition,
emulsl?sr alkaglzmgbagent to Pmvlde 3' POmPOSmOHPH
from 3 out 7' to 3 out 10 and the remamder essentlany
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
Removability checks were conducted by drying the
?nishes for 48 hours, soaking the panels in a water solu
. h
Hawley et al. _________ _.. Oct. 4, 1949
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