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Bentone® LT

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Elementis
Bentone® LT by Elementis is organically modified, refined powdered smectite clay-based highly efficient thickener for water-borne systems. It imparts high viscosity and thixotropy. It provides thermostable aqueous phase viscosity control and prevents hard settlement of pigments/fillers.
  • It reduces syneresis and minimizes floating/flooding of pigments.
  • It gives wet edge/open time and improves water retention of plasters and wash and scrub resistance of paints.
  • It offers compatibility with synthetic resin dispersions, non-ionic & anionic wetting agents and polar solvents.
  • It can be incorporated as powder or as an aqueous pre-gel.
  • It shows pH stability, electrolyte stability, and latex emulsion stability.
  • Bentone® LT is used for latex paints, foundry paints, plaster-type compounds, polishes and cleaners, textile finishes.
  • It is also used in ceramic-, paper-, and pulp coating.
  • Its typical addition level is 0.1-1.0% additive by weight total formulation.
  • It has a shelf life of 4 years from the date of manufacture.
Product Type
Rheology Modifiers / Thickeners > Organoclays > Hectorites
Chemical Composition
Organically modified special smectite clay
Physical Form
Powder, Finely divided, Soft
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