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Technical information

Functional polymers

October 2006

Ultradispers W 30 ap
Polymeric dispersing agent for water based paints and inks

Dispersions

BASF

Ultradispers

W 30 ap

Nature

Polyacrylic acid, Na-salt

Properties
Ultradispers W 30 is a brownish yellow coloured free flowing liquid
and can be diluted with water
Product specifications
Concentration

ISO 3251, (0.25g, 150 C, 2h)

ca. 45 %

pH value

DIN 19 268, 10 % active

ca. 8

Substance in dist. water


Viscosity

Brookfield LVT,

ca. 1000 mPas

23 C, spindle 3, 60 rpm

Application
Fields of application
Ultradispers W 30 ap is a polymeric dispersing agent. Which can be
differentiated from standard dispersing agents by higher molecular
weight and optimum storage stability. In addition they allow low
foaming, improved pigment stability and a reduced effect of the
dispersed pigment on the rheology of the finished paint or ink. Primary
are of application is

Aqueous pigment paste


Interior wall paint
Exterior emulsion paint
Distempers
Water based putty

Usage
The efficiency of the wetting depends primarily on the comparative
surface tension properties of the pigment and the water, as well as the
viscosity of the resultant mix. Ultradispers W 30 adsorb on the
pigment surface, facilitate liquid/solid interfacial interactions and help
to replace the air/solid interface by a liquid medium/solid interface.
Stabilization is achieved by electrostatic as well as steric effect, so that
repulsive forces prevent other particles from approaching close enough
for the attractive Van der Waals forces to cause agglomeration.

BASF

Dispersions

Recommended dose is between 0.1 % to 0.4 % by weight of paint


formulation. The dispersing agent demand depends upon the quantity,
shape and size of pigment and extenders. Hence it is recommended to
obtain the dispersing agent requirement of a particular pigment
mixture. Dispersing agent demand for a Typical pigment mixture that
is used for 40 PVC paint is given below. A dose of 0.25% by weight
of paint formulation is sufficient in this typical case.

Dispersing agent demand for pigment mixture


120

110

100

Viscosity in KU

90

80

Comp. 1
70

Comp. 2
Ultradispers W
30

60

50

40
0

0.05

0.1

0.15

0.2

0.25

0.3

0.35

0.4

0.45

Dosage in %

Ultradispers W 30 ap can also be used in combination with nonionic surfactants to take care of pigment flocculation. It is necessary
to optimize the dispersing agent requirement, as higher dose has a
adverse effect on the paint/ink performance.

Safety
General

Safety Data Sheet


Labeling

Industrial Hygiene

Attention must be paid to the normal precautions for handling


chemicals and to the measures prescribed in the local health
regulations. The work place must be well ventilated. Skin care
measures should be adopted and safety goggles should be worn.
The safety data sheet for Ultradiispers W 30 ap provides on all the
known safety data.
According to data of our disposal, is not a hazardous product in the
sense of the German regulations* or the EC Guidelines for
classification, packaging and labeling of dangerous Substances.
According to the experience we have gained up to now and other
information at our disposal, Ultradispers W 30 ap does not pose any
risk to health when it is used for the purpose for which it is intended
and the principals of sound industrial practice are followed.
* Gefahrstoffverordnung

Storage
Drums must be kept tightly closed and air space in the storage tanks
should always be saturated with water vapour. Protect from
temperatures above 80 C.
The self life is 12 months

Note
The information submitted in this publication is based on our current
knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect
processing and application, these data do not relieve processors of the
responsibility of carrying out their own tests and experiments; neither
do they imply any legally binding assurance of certain properties or of
suitability for a specific purpose. It is the responsibility of those to
whom we supply our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and
existing laws and legislation are observed.
October 2006
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