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Elementis Launches Low Foaming Silicone Substrate Wetting Agent for Wood Coatings

Published on 2024-06-03. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Wood Coatings     Industrial Coatings    

Elementis Low Foaming Silicone Substrate Wetting Agent Wood Coatings Elementis launches SUPREAD™ 3410, a low foaming silicone substrate wetting agent. It is designed with an innovative branch structure and precise control over hydrophilic properties. SUPREAD™ 3410 offers unique wetting and spreading on porous surfaces like wood substrate while maintaining remarkably low foaming properties.

Designed with Precise Hydrophilic Control

Elementis is a specialty chemical supplier of rheology modifiers for paints, coatings, and industrial aqueous applications.

"As industrial coating manufacturers navigate the transition from solvent-based to water-based systems to meet stringent VOC reduction regulations, the demand for effective additives has never been more pressing. Addressing this critical need, we are excited to introduce SUPREAD™ 3410, a low foaming silicone substrate wetting agent," said Chunfeng Xu, global marketing manager, Industrial Coatings.

"Traditional silicone wetting agents, while effective in reducing surface tension and promoting even coating spread, have often been plagued by foaming issues. SUPREAD™ 3410, designed with a unique branch structure and precise hydrophilic control, tackles these challenges head-on. Its dynamic surface tension ensures efficient droplet formation during spraying, while its molecular structure prevents foam stability, leading to excellent coating application.

Related Read: SUPREAD® 2059 - Multifunctional wetting agent for aqueous coatings and inks

Extensively tested across a range of parameters, SUPREAD™ 3410 offers the following benefits:

  • Excellent substrate wetting ability: Ensures thorough wetting of both porous and non-porous substrates, resulting in flawless coating application
  • Low foaming property: Eliminates foaming issues, allowing for smoother and more consistent coating application
  • Effective reduction of static surface tension: Reduces static surface tension, enhancing coating spread and adhesion
  • Good compatibility and long-term activity: Boasts excellent compatibility with various coating formulations and maintains efficacy over the long term
  • Less impact on anti-blocking: Exhibits improved anti-blocking properties, ensuring optimal surface finish
  • VOC reduction and PFAS replacement: Contributes to VOC reduction efforts and serves as a sustainable alternative to PFAS-containing additives

Source: Elementis


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