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Elementis Unveils RHEOLATE CVS® 11 Thickener for the America Decorative Coatings Market

Published on 2012-02-28. Author : SpecialChem

Elementis Specialties introduced RHEOLATE CVS® 11 for the Americas decorative coatings markets. This efficient non-ionic mid-shear thixotropic thickener is designed for low and 0 VOC waterborne decorative coating systems and is suitable across a broad range of chemistries. This advanced technology provides excellent sag resistance while maintaining superior flow and leveling performance. Compared to other associative thickeners RHEOLATE CVS® 11 helps to reduce viscosity loss upon tinting and has excellent color properties, even in deep and clear bases. RHEOLATE CVS® 11 is more efficient than RHEOLATE CVS® 10 with higher solids and viscosity.

RHEOLATE CVS®-11 is a mid-shear (KU) and high-shear (ICI) thickener for a wide variety of latex paints (acrylic, vinyl acrylic, and styreneacrylic, vinyl-acetate ethylene) in both interior & exterior applications. RHEOLATE CVS®-11 is effective over a broad PVC range: flat thru high gloss.

Key Properties:

  • Excellent balance of sag resistance and flow
  • Good KU efficiency
  • Good viscosity stability upon colorant addition
  • Good stain resistance and removal
  • Does not harm other properties
  • Broad compatibility with latexes and thickeners

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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