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Clariant Launches Dispersogen® PL 30/40 - Dispersing Agents for Waterborne Pigment Preparations

Published on 2013-04-11. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is celebrating the global marketing launch of its Dispersogen® PL - range of dispersing agents for waterborne pigment preparations.

Aimed at organic pigments and carbon blacks, the new dispersants give architectural coatings extra brightness and brilliance - thanks to their high pigment loading. The patented copolymers are able to create dispersions with more than 50% pigment, significantly more than conventional loadings. And the Dispersogen PL - range does this without sacrificing flow ability. Viscosities of its pigment dispersions are within the range of 50-500 mPA•s. Similarly loaded conventional pigment preparations, by contrast, turn often to a much higher viscosity.

"High pigment-loads also mean that the Dispersogen PL - range does more for less. It is typical mixing ratio is 1:10 up to 1:5 dispersant based on active matter to pigment, and customer trials over the past two years have shown that the pigment pastes have a very good shelf life, stable against drying and very compatible with all kind of waterborne coatings," says Hendrik Ahrens, Technical Application Specialist in Clariant's Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business Unit.

Dispersogen PL 30 and Dispersogen PL 40 additionally are safe to humans and the environment. Dispersogen PL 30 as a nonionic copolymer and Dispersogen PL 40 as an anionic copolymer have a friendly ecotox profile and contain insignificant levels of irritants and other hazards that might require a coating to bear a CLP label*. Additionally these two dispersants have a low VOC level and are suitable to be used in decorative paints aiming to obtain Eco-label certification such as Germany's Blue Angel (RAL-UZ 102).

*EC Regulation 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of substances and mixtures.

About Clariant

As one of the world's leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. The Company's portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, their research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of its time. These include energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and conserving finite resources. The Company's business units are divided into six market segments: Consumer Care, Industrial Applications, Plastics & Coatings, Energy, Resources, and Bio Tech.

Source: Clariant

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