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Lankem is a privately run company founded in 1999 and produces a wide range of surfactants for many industries, including the coatings industry. We will be showcasing some new and exciting products at this year’s European Coatings Show.

Lets Go Green
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Sean Hodgkinson

Sales Director

Sean is the Sales Director of Lankem with over 35 years of experience within the chemical industry. Trained as a chemist, which latterly became more commercial, but has never lost the passion for developing new products and chemistries. Looking forward to chatting at ECS, we have some exciting new products to offer the coatings industry. 


Dr Andrew Richards

Technical Consultant

Dr Andrew Richards has over 35 years of experience in the coatings industry. During most of this time he has been involved with the UV/EB side of coatings/inks. He has been involved with all aspects of this industry. His role for Lankem is a Technical Consultant, where he specialises in helping to develop novel products for the coatings market.


Jessica Wieland

Sales & Marketing Manager

Jessica has been at Lankem for 13 years, now managing our marketing department and is also the primary contact for enquiries from North America.


John Adamson

Technical Manager

John is an Industrial Chemist with over 40 years of experience in the surfactant industry, working on the development and application of surfactant products for a wide range of industrial applications, including emulsion polymerisation, resin emulsification, pigment dispersion, wetting, foaming, defoaming, lubricants and many other applications.  


Sarah Jiang

European Sales Manager

Sarah manages all European accounts through Lankem Ireland based in Dublin and will be your primary contact regarding any enquiries or orders.

Pre-book a meeting with our team here: 

What's new for the show

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Lanphos PS10 and Lanphos PS6-25A are the next generation of emulsifiers for styrene/butyl acrylate systems. Unlike conventional emulsifier systems that require both an anionic emulsifier acting as the primary emulsifier and a nonionic surfactant to boost the stability, these products can be used on their own due to the high level of emulsion stability achieved. This is mainly down to the low particle size achieved during production.

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We will be introducing two new hyperdispersants. One for UV curable coatings and the other for solvent-based systems.

Also, to complement our range of fully bio-based dispersing agents, we will be introducing a new range based on rapeseed oil.

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Defoamers are essential for good foam control. We have two products that are based on non-silicone technology.

Dfoam AX1 - a conventional mineral oil defoamer.

Dfoam AR2 - as above but contains additional hydrophobic particles.

The world is changing

Bio-based Dispersing Agents

We have developed a range of bio-based surfactants using our newly patented BioLoop technology, in which the molecule has two hydrophobes, based on either soya or rapeseed, that are then connected with a hydrophilic loop originating from molasses. The two hydrophobes help to achieve maximum bonding and spacing on the particle surface to deliver superior stability and dispersing properties.

Key Features

  • Based on BioLoop technology

  • Renewable carbon index > 98%

  • Ultra-mild

  • No skin or eye irritancy

  • Low ecotoxicity

  • Biodegradable

  • A green alternative to                conventional dispersing agents

Soyabean Variants

Soyabean is from a sustainable crop and is readily available. The Lansperse BIO691 is unique as it is soluble in both aqueous and organic solvents, and so can be used in universal tinting formulations. Both Lansperse BIO801 and BIO868 are dispersing agents for aqueous systems.

Lansperse BIO691

Lansperse BIO801

Lansperse BIO868

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Rapeseed Variants

Rapeseed is a good sustainable crop with no environmental concerns. This range of products will be specifically ideal for dispersions in the cosmetics and personal care industries.

Lansperse RPS11

Lansperse RPS25

Lansperse RPS43

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