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Tivida® FL 2500

Tivida® FL 2500 by Merck KGaA, Damrstadt Germany is a top-performance ultrashort-chain anionic C3 fluorosurfactant that achieves a very low surface tension. It contains 30% active ingredient in 1-methoxy-2-propanol. It can achieve a static surface tension reduction down to 18 mN/m. The dynamic surface tension reaches values as low as 20 mN/m in just one second. It is especially suitable for difficult substrates such as plastics and woods with sap inclusions, pores or very small nooks and crannies. It improves spreading, wetting, leveling and increases surface gloss. It offers an excellent pore penetration and minimizes cratering. Recommended dosage is 0.005-0.1% of active ingredient. The shelf life is 36 months.

Original Datasheet:
In the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico the performance materials business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as EMD Performance Materials.
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Product Type
  • Wetting Agents / Wet Edge Enhancers > Surfactants
  • Flow / Levelling Agents > Fluorosurfactants
Physical Form
Colorless to yellow
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Coatings
  • Coatings Markets > Wood & Furniture Coatings
Labels/Agency Rating
Conforms to Section 6.f) of the criteria for the EU Ecolabel for Paints and Varnishes (indoor and outdoor applications)

Tivida® FL 2500 Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Active ingredient content
> 30 %
Density, ISO 787-10
1.20 g/cm3
pH at 20°C, 1% active ingredient in H2O, DIN 19268
4.0 - 7.0

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