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Elementis Launches RHEOLATE® 150 Rheological Additive for Waterborne Decorative Coatings

Published on 2012-01-16. Author : SpecialChem

RHEOLATE® 150 rheological additive is a cost effective and versatile alkali swellable thickener in an easy to use emulsion form designed to provide excellent low shear viscosity build. It is very cost effective in medium to high PVC formulations.

RHEOLATE® 150 can be used alone or in combination with other rheological modifiers, e.g. HEC or PU thickeners to achieve the desired rheological performance. It imparts good sag and spatter resistance along with improved leveling and syneresis control and good color acceptance.

APPLICATIONS

  • All latex paints: gloss, semi-gloss and matt
  • Waterborne adhesives
  • Waterborne inks
  • Waterborne sealants

KEY PROPERTIES

The RHEOLATE® 150 additive

  • Provides high viscosity at low shear rates
  • Provides excellent sag and anti-settling resistance
  • Reduces syneresis
  • Reduces spattering during roller application
  • Demonstrates excellent color acceptance
  • Shows similar dilution behavior to HEC in most paint formulations
  • Is APEO (alkyl phenol ethoxylate) free and solvent free
  • Has low viscosity and is easy to incorporate

About Elementis Specialties

Elementis Specialties provides innovative rheology control additives that are used to enhance the performance of their customers' products. Best in class product quality, technical support and customer service are the critical competencies of the business and provide the platform to deliver value to the coatings, construction, oil field exploration and personal care markets.

About Elementis

Elementis plc is a global specialty chemicals company that utilizes manufacturing technology and scientific innovation to deliver products that enhance the performance and value of their customers' products. In 2009, Elementis plc had annual sales of more than $500 million and employed approximately 1,200 people worldwide. The Company has more than 30 locations, including 16 manufacturing sites, in 8 countries. Elementis plc has a premium listing on the UK London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 Index, making it one of the 350 largest companies in the UK by market capitalization, and is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index.

Source: Elementis


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