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Rhodoline® high performance dispersants have been designed for the fomulation of water-based colorants used in Architectural, Industrial & Ink applications. These additives help producers to develop more sustainable products (removal of Glycols and other VOCs) with a high level of performance.

Rhodoline® high performance dispersants for water-based colorants

To comply with regulations or meet market requirements, you may need to develop more sustainable products by removing Glycols and other VOCs.

Furthermore, you are probably facing viscosity or stability issues with your pigment dispersions.

How do you overcome these issues and at the same time be compliant with Green Seal and Ecolabel Standards?

Pigment dispersions

The Rhodoline® 3000 series of high-performance dispersants is specifically designed for the formulation of water-based VOC-free colorants used in Architectural, Industrial & Ink applications.

They are effective for dispersing organic pigments. As an illustration, they enable an excellent dispersion of various Carbon Black pigments.

In addition, there are several Rhodoline® 3000 grades suitable for water-based colorants used in different applications and providing:
  • exceptional color strength development
  • high pigment loading at low viscosity
  • improved stability
  • Improved gloss

Browse our Center and learn more about Rhodoline® 3000 high performance dispersants:

Optimized pigment Rhodoline applications


To effectively disperse inorganic pigments, you can rely on the Rhodoline® 4000 series!
Rhodoline® 4000 products are APE-free anionic wetting & dispersing agents, used across a wide range of inorganic color pigments and providing unique solutions for low & zero-VOC Coatings and Colorants.

Rhodoline® 4000 series are versatile products that can be used:
  • As co-dispersants - within the grind phase of the paint or colorant system - and are able to enhance gloss, improve adhesion and water resistance,
  • As post-additives in paints to achieve optimum color enhancement and development.

See below how these Rhodoline® 4000 dispersants can help you to:
  • Improve tinting properties
  • Enhance color stability
  • Get better viscosity retention on tinting

Improved color acceptance & development Enhanced color stability
Improved color acceptance and development Enhanced color stability
Figure 1: Color acceptance and development results
in semi-gloss acrylic paint (0,2% actives)
Delta E of rub-test - Paint tinted with Red iron oxide colorant
Figure 2: Color stability tests results
Better viscosity retention on Tinting Improved color strength
Better viscosity retention on Tinting Improved color strength
Figure 3: Viscosity loss on tinting with Colorant blend
(2% by weight)
Figure 4: Color strength – Tests results with Rhodoline® 4188 in Semi-gloss Acrylic Paint formulation

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