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Additive

selection guide
for surface modifying, dispersion and rheology additives

Contents
Introduction

BASF additives at a glance.

Efka 2000 series

Efka 3000 and Irgaflow series

Dispersants

10

Dispex

10

Efka 4000 series high molecular weight dispersants

12

Efka 5000 series low molecular weight dispersants

14

Fatty acid modified emulsifiers (FAME)

16

Efka 1000 universal resins for resin minimal pigment concentrates (RMPC)

18

Rheology modifiers

20

Miscellaneous

22

Introduction
Surface modifying, dispersion and rheology additives
Tiny amounts of an additive can make a world of difference to a coatings performance.
BASF, the chemical company, offers a comprehensive range of additives under the brand
names Efka, Rheovis, Viscalex and Dispex.
This booklet provides a comprehensive list of additives in the BASF range for Dispersion,
Rheology and Surface Modification.
The products are divided into four main categories: defoamers, slip and leveling agents,
dispersants, rheology modifiers.
For more detailed information on specific applications and product control please consult our
marketing department or local sales organizations.
Products, processes and services from BASF enable you to create effects that add
performance, protection, color and strength to your coatings.

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BASF additives at a glance.


Efka 2000 series
Defoamers
Efka 2000 defoamers are used to inhibit the buildup of foam and eliminate trapped air by causing
the bubbles to burst. This series provides two classes of defoamers:
Silicone-free
Silicone containing

Efka 3000 and Irgaflow series


Slip and leveling agents
Efka 3000 and Irgaflow slip and leveling agents are used to reduce surface tension and remove
flow disturbance like orange peel and other undesirable film characteristics. This series provides
three classes of slip and leveling agents:
Slip and leveling agents based on polysiloxane
Reactive slip and leveling agents based on polysiloxane
Silicone-free leveling agents

Dispersants
Dispersants are additives that increase the stability of a suspension of powders (pigments)
in a liquid medium. They are used during the dispersion process. BASF offers several classes
of dispersants:
Ionic dispersants
High molecular weight dispersants
Low molecular weight dispersants
Fatty acid modified emulsifiers (FAME)
Universal grinding resins
Ionic Dispersants
Dispex dispersants are tightly defined dispersants based on acrylic chemistry. Their narrow
molecular weight distributions provide optimum dispersion efficiency, translating into maximum
performance at the lowest possible formulation cost.

High molecular weight dispersants


Efka 4000 series contains the high molecular weight dispersants. They are linear or branched
molecules with a polyurethane or polyacrylate structure, and have molecular weights of between
5000 and 30000 g/mol. These products have pendant anchoring groups, which adsorb onto the
surface of the organic pigment particles. They are also effective with inorganic pigments.
Low molecular weight dispersants
Efka 5000 series contains the conventional low molecular weight dispersants. They are
categorized according to their chemical structure as anionic, cationic, electroneutral and non-ionic.
They are used mainly for heavily filled systems such as primers and surfacers for industrial and
maintenance coatings.
Fatty acid modified emulsifiers (FAME)
FAMEs molecules are based upon fatty acid chemistry, having polar heads based on tertiary
amines. They can be easily handled without addition of solvent and used effectively when
combining water-borne colorants with solvent-borne base paints. They enable paint producers to
develop universal colorants for the decorative market.
Universal resins for resin minimal pigment concentrates (RMPC)
Efka 1000 series contains dispersing resins specially developed for the production of resin minimal
pigment concentrates. They show good pigment wetting and stabilizing performance and excellent
compatibility with the resins most commonly used in paints.

Rheology modifiers
Viscalex range provides shear-thinning rheology to give good suspending power and sag
resistance, but low high-shear viscosity for ease of application. Rheovis range is less shearthinning than Viscalex, or more Newtonian in rheology. This provides the best leveling for gloss
systems while avoiding spattering problems.

Miscellaneous
The Efka 6000 series features additional product classes including conductivity agents, waxes,
synergists, antigelling agents and rheology modifiers.

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Efka 2000 series

Silicone containing defoamers

Silicone-free defoamers

Defoamers

Product name

Chemical nature

Incorporation

Efka 2018 N

Solution of defoaming substances

Before or after processing

0.1-2.0

Efka 2020

Solution of defoaming substances

Before or after processing

0.1-0.7

Efka 2021 N

Solution of defoaming substances

End of processing

0.5-2.0

Efka 2050

Solution of defoaming polymers

Before or after processing

0.1-0.5

Efka 2526

Emulsion of organic polymers and


organic metal compounds

Before or after processing

Efka 2720

Solution of defoaming substances

Before or after processing

0.1-1.0

Efka 2721

Solution of defoaming polymers

Any stage

0.5-1.0

Efka 2788

Defoaming substances

Any stage of production process

0.1-0.5

Efka 2022

Defoaming substances

Before or after processing

0.1-1.0

Efka 2023

Defoaming substances

Before or after processing

0.1-0.5

Efka 2025

Defoaming substances

Before or after processing

0.1-1.0

Efka 2028

Defoaming substances

Before or after processing

0.1-1.0

Efka 2030

Modified polydimethyl siloxane

Prior to processing

0.1-1.0

Efka 2035

Defoaming substances

Final production

0.5-1.0

Efka 2038

Defoaming substances

Final production

0.1- 0.5

Efka 2040

Defoaming substances

Final production

0.1- 0.7

Efka 2527

Emulsion of organic polymers and


organic metal compounds

Before or after processing

77%

0.1-1.0

Efka 2550

Modified polydimethyl siloxane

Grinding stage/ final production

100%

0.1-0.3

Efka 2560

Modified polydimethyl siloxane

At any stage of the production process

100%

0.5-1.0

Efka 2570

Modified polydimethyl siloxane

At any stage of the production process

100%

0.1-1.0

Efka 2580

Modified polydimethyl siloxane

At any stage of the production process

100%

0.1-1.0

Efka 2722

Defoaming substances

Before addition of pigments/fillers

70%

0.5-1.5

Efka 2723

Defoaming substances

Prior to processing

100%

0.5-1.5

* Dosage: % w/w on total formulation


** Typical values, not intended as specification

Active
content** [%]

77%

Dosage*
[%]

0.1-1.0

Solvent-based
coating

Water-based
coating

UV
coatings

Automotive
coatings

Decorative
coatings

Industrial
coatings

Wood
coatings

Description, application

Polyurethane, acid-cure and NC wood finishes


Acid-cure and NC-curtain coating systems, unsaturated polyester and gel coats
Polyurethane, acid-cure and baking enamels
Thin layer gel-coat, room temperature cured unsaturated polyesters, casting resins and epoxy
resin systems (e.g. floorings)
Waterborne coatings. Strong silicone free defoamer for both mill base and letdown
Unsaturated polyester, epoxy and polyurethane systems
UV Curing and EBC systems
Solution of defoaming polymer in isopropanol
Polyurethane curtain coatings and baking enamels
Polyurethane, acid-cure and NC wood finishes
Physically drying systems and air-drying alkyds
Polyurethane, acid-cure systems, NC wood finishes and baking enamels
Air-drying systems based on acrylic, vinyl and chlorinated polymers
Physically drying systems and medium to long oil air-drying alkyds
Polyurethane, acid-cure and NC wood varnishes, good compatibility
Solventborne industrial and decorative finishes, including roller, brush and airless spray
applications
Waterborne industrial coatings
Waterborne coatings and pigment concentrates where high shear processing or application exists
Waterborne coating systems containing low surfactant levels
Waterborne clear coat applications, waterborne pigment concentrates
Water-based acrylic, low PVC and baking systems. Waterborne pigment concentrates
Solvent-free epoxy- and polyurethane systems
Solvent-free epoxy- and polyurethane systems, low odor. High solid 2K systems and solvent free
radiation curing systems

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Efka 3000 and Irgaflow series

Based on polyacrylates, solvents or silicone free surfactants

Based on
polysiloxane,
reactive

Based on polysiloxane

Slip and leveling agents

Product name

Chemical nature

Incorporation

Active
content** [%]

Dosage*
[%]

Efka 3030

Organically modified polysiloxane

Any stage

52%

0.1-0.3

Efka 3031

Organically modified polysiloxane

Any stage

52%

0.1-0.3

Efka 3033

Organically modified polysiloxane

Any stage

15%

0.1-1.0

Efka 3034

Fluorocarbon modified polysiloxane

Any stage

52%

0.1-0.2

Efka 3035

Organically modified polysiloxane

Any stage

52%

0.1-0.5

Efka 3236

Organically modified polysiloxane,


Solvent free

After thinning

100%

0.04-0.4

Efka 3239

Organically modified polysiloxane,


Solvent free

After thinning

100%

0.05-0.5

Efka 3288

Organically modified polysiloxane

Any stage

100%

0.02-0.3

Efka 3299

Organically modified polysiloxane

Any stage

100%

0.05-0.3

Efka 3580

Polysiloxane

After or prior to processing

100%

0.1-1.0

Efka 3883

Polysiloxane modified with unsaturated


terminal groups

End of process

70%

0.2-1.0

Efka 3886

Polysiloxane modified polyisocyanates

Added to the hardener

50%

2.0-3.0***

Efka 3888

Polysiloxane modified polyisocyanates

Added to the hardener

45%

1.0-2.0***

Efka 3037

Solvent blend of high boiling aromatics,


ketones and esters

During or after the batch preparation

Efka 3038

Solvent blend of high boiling aromatics,


ketones and esters

Efka 3277

Fluorocarbon modified polyacrylate

End of process

100%

0.5-2.0

Efka 3360

Dioctyl sulfosuccinate sodium salt in a water /


isopropanol mixture

Any stage

60%

0.5-3.0

Efka 3370

Aqueous/propylene glycol formulation


containing dioctyl sulfosuccinate sodium salt

Any stage

70%

0.5-3.0

Efka 3570

Fluorocarbon modified polyacrylate

End of process

60%

0.5-1.5

Efka 3600

Polymeric fluorocarbon compound

End of process

100%

0.1-0.5

Efka 3650

Polymeric fluorocarbon compound

End of process

50%

0.1-1.0

Efka 3772

Fluorocarbon modified polyacrylate

End of process

60%

0.5-2.0

Efka 3777

Fluorocarbon modified polyacrylate

End of process

70%

0.5-1.0

Efka 3778

Acrylic polymer

End of process

70%

0.5-2.0

Efka 3785

Acrylic copolymer

Any stage

50%

0.5-2.0

Irgaflow 100

Fluor-modified polyacrylate

Any stage

50%

0.5-2.0

Irgaflow 110

Fluor-modified polyacrylate

Any stage

70%

0.1-0.5

* Dosage: % w/w on total formulation


** Typical values, not intended as specification
*** % on polyol component

3.0-5.0

Solvent-based
coating

Water-based
coating

UV
coatings

Automotive
coatings

Decorative
coatings

Industrial
coatings

Wood
coatings

Description, application

Improve slip & mar resistance, very compatible


Solvent borne metal-, wood- and paper coatings, including UV cured
Improve surface flow, excellent compatibility in clear coat
Strong substrate wetting and anti cratering
Solvent- and waterborne coatings, baking enamels, unsaturated PE including UV cured
Solvent borne wood finishes, industrial coatings and solvent free floor coatings
Similar to Efka 3236 but stronger defoaming properties
Strong slip and surface smoothness effect for high gloss industrial coatings
Strong slip and surface smoothness effect for high gloss industrial coatings
Anti-cratering and leveling agent for waterborne coatings
UV curing systems for wood- and plastic and paper coatings
Polyurethane wood coatings including moisture cured
Polyurethane metal coatings
Flow agent, prevent surface defects, cob-webbing, streaking, chilling, shorten setting time
Air drying and baking enamels
Solvent free version of Efka 3777
Low cost highly efficient surfactant and versatile wetting agent used as dispersing aid for waxes
and pigments. Also helps water based coating wet various surfaces
Low cost highly efficient surfactant and versatile wetting agent used as dispersing aid for waxes
and pigments. Also helps water based coating wet various surfaces
Excellent substrate wetting, leveling and anti-cratering
Baking enamels based on polyesters or acrylics. 2 pack polyurethane, 2 pack epoxy and air dried
alkyd systems. Strong anti cratering, leveling and substrate wetting
Modified version of Efka 3600
Leveling and anti cratering
Solventborne systems, coil coatings, OEM and industrial coatings
Coil coatings, solventborne and solvent free systems.
Leveling agent for industrial coatings, coil coatings, 2K PUR, 2K Epoxy, baking enamels
Solvent based industrial- and wood coatings. Improved leveling and defoaming performance
compared to Efka 3777
Solvent based industrial- and wood coatings. Higher leveling and anti crater efficiency then
Irgaflow 100. Improved leveling and defoaming performance compared to Efka 3600

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Dispersants
Dispex

Product name

Chemical nature

Product form

Average
molecular weight

Active content*
[%]

pH*
as supplied

Neutralizing
agent*

Dispex A40 (V)

Ammonium polyacrylate

liquid

4000

40

NH3

Dispex N40V

Sodium polyacrylate

liquid

4000

40

7.5

NaOH

Dispex N100

Sodium polyacrylate

powder

4000

99

Dispex GA40

Ammonium polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

6000

40

7.5

NH3

Dispex G40

Sodium polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

6000

40

7.5

NaOH

Dispex HDN

Sodium polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

20000

40

7.2

NaOH

* Typical values, not intended as specification

NaOH


Density*
[g*cm1]

Water-based
coating

Water-based
inks

Aqueous industrial
and automotive
systems

Aqueous
decorative
high PVC Paint

Aqueous
decorative
low PVC Paint

Aqueous
decorative
"washable" paint

Dry powder
system

Water-based
construction

1.16
1.3

1.13
1.2
1.2

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Dispersants

Based on modified polyacrylates

Based on acrylic block copolymers made


by controlled free-radical polymerization

Based on polyurethanes

Efka 4000 series high molecular weight dispersants

Product name

Chemical nature

Active content*
[%]

Acid
value*

Amine
value*

Efka 4008

Modified polyurethane polymer

60%

13

Efka 4009

Modified polyurethane polymer

60%

13

Efka 4010

Modified polyurethane polymer

51%

12

Efka 4015

Modified polyurethane polymer

50%

10

Efka 4020

Modified polyurethane polymer

65%

Efka 4046

Modified polyurethane polymer

40%

19

Efka 4047

Modified polyurethane polymer

35%

17

Efka 4050

Modified polyurethane polymer

45%

14

Efka 4055

Modified polyurethane polymer

40%

13

Efka 4061

Modified polyurethane polymer

30%

Efka 4080

Modified polyurethane polymer

30%

Efka 4300

Acrylic block copolymer

80%

56

Efka 4310

Acrylic block copolymer

50%

19

Efka 4320

Acrylic block copolymer

50%

28

Efka 4330

Acrylic block copolymer

70%

28

Efka 4340

Acrylic block copolymer

55%

Efka 4585

Acrylic block copolymer

50%

20

Efka 4400

Modified polyacrylate polymer

40%

42

Efka 4401

Modified polyacrylate polymer

50%

50

Efka 4402

Modified polyacrylate polymer

40%

22

Efka 4403

Modified polyacrylate polymer

55%

35

Efka 4510

Modified polyacrylate polymer

50%

20

45

Efka 4530

Modified polyacrylate polymer

50%

35

26

Efka 4550

Modified polyacrylate polymer

50%

27

Efka 4560

Modified polyacrylate polymer

40%

25

Efka 4570

Modified polyacrylate polymer

60%

42

Efka 4580

Modified polyacrylate polymer

40%

19

Efka 4590

Modified polyacrylate polymer

40%

Solvent-based
coatings

39

Dosage: Starting point recommendations are based on the surface area of the pigments. The recommendation is for active dispersant on pigment.
Inorganic pigments: 10 % of the oil absorption value
Organic pigments: 25 - 50 % the BET value or pigment surface area
Carbon blacks: 20 - 40 % of the DBP value

Water-based
coatings

UV
coatings

Automotive
coatings

Decorative
coatings

Industrial
coatings

Wood
coatings

Description, application

Butylacetate version of Efka 4009 for decorative coatings


General industrial coatings where cost effective performance is vital
General industrial coatings including coil coatings
Solvent-based industrial coatings, low viscosity in high pigmented systems
Aromatic free dispersing agent for solvent borne industrial coatings and decorative coatings and colorants
General industrial coatings
High quality industrial finishes including automotive OEM and refinish
High quality industrial finishes including automotive OEM and refinish as well as resin minimal pigment concentrates
General industrial coatings as well as resin minimal pigment concentrates
High quality industrial, automotive and refinish applications; strong viscosity depressing properties
Strong viscosity depressing properties
Solvent-based industrial and decorative coatings including medium- and long oil alkyds
High quality solvent borne industrial and automotive coatings. Setting new standards as a dispersant for resin free pigment pastes
for coil coatings and dispersant for carbon blacks giving extremely high jetness
High quality solvent borne industrial coatings. Due to its more polar character compared to Efka 4310 better suitability for
thermoplastic acrylates
Solvent borne industrial and decorative coatings. Well suitable for the manufacture of pigment pastes with very broad compatibility
ranging from polar to very apolar systems
Solvent borne high-end applications. Industrial and automotive systems, good performance in CAB modified systems but also with
2K PU and 2K epoxy
High-end waterborne coatings, industrial and automotive. Broad compatibility with different binder systems, pH independent.
Considered suitable for VOC free applications
Coil coatings
High quality industrial coatings including transportation topcoats. Excellent for industrial colorants in combination with grinding
resins such as Larapol A81
Mainly used for co-grinding of all kinds of pigment blends in solvent borne coatings as well as in gel-coats
Resin minimal pigment concentrates based on alkyd resins
Water- and solvent borne industrial coatings
Waterborne industrial coatings. Solvent borne RMPCs including NC lacquers
Waterborne industrial and automotive coatings, pH independent. Broad compatibility. Suitable for making resin containing and
resin free pigment concentrates
Waterborne decorative and industrial coatings, pH independent. Broad compatibility. Suitable for making resin containing and
resin free pigment concentrates
Water- and solventborne industrial coatings
High end industrial and automotive coatings. Suitable for making resin free and resin containing pigment concentrates
Waterborne industrial and decorative coatings where cost effective performance is vital
These recommendations are starting points. The correct dosage of dispersant should be determined in a ladder study.
Incorporation: Dispersant should be added to the mill base prior to the addition of pigment.
* Typical values, not intended as specification

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Dispersants
Efka 5000 series low molecular weight dispersants

Product name

Chemical nature

Active content*
[%]

Acid
value*

Efka 5010

Amine
value*

Acidic polyester polyamide

50%

140

Efka 5044

Unsaturated polyamide and acid ester salts

52%

25

16

Efka 5054

Carboxylic acid salts

52%

53

51

Efka 5055

Carboxylic acid salts of polyamine amides

52%

46

42

Efka 5063

Partial amide and salt of unsaturated carboxylic acid

52%

85

11

Efka 5065

Unsaturated carboxylic acid, combined with a paint compatible


organically modified poly-siloxane

52%

120

Efka 5066

Unsaturated carboxylic acid.

52%

140

Efka 5070

Unsaturated carboxylic acid and esters, combined


with a compatible organically modified poly-siloxane

52%

55

Efka 5071

Alkylol ammonium salt of carboxylic acid

53%

90

Efka 5207

Hydroxyl functional unsaturated modified


carboxylic acid

100%

Efka 5210

Acidic polyester polyamide

100%

270

Efka 5215

Acidic polyester polyamide

100%

180

Efka 5220

Acidic polyether

100%

290

Efka 5244

Unsaturated polyamide and acid ester salts

100%

85

20

Efka 5744

Unsaturated polyamide and acid ester salts

85%

65

30

Efka 6050

Fatty acid amide

52%

Efka 6230

Aliphatic polyether with acidic groups

100%

100

20

100
85

Dosage: Starting point recommendations are based on the surface area of the pigments. The recommendation is for active dispersant on pigment.
Inorganic pigments: 10 % of the oil absorption value
Organic pigments: 25 - 50 % the BET value or pigment surface area
Carbon blacks: 20 - 40 % of the DBP value

Solvent-based
coatings

Water-based
coatings

UV
coatings

Automotive
coatings

Decorative
coatings

Industrial
coatings

Wood
coatings

Description, application

All types industrial coatings for inorganic pigments


Solventborne and solvent free systems. Also effective for gelling bentonite concentrates
Low polar to medium polar systems. Also for bentonite gels
Non polar to medium polar systems. Compared to Efka 5054 stronger anti settling and anti sagging in
high built systems
Industrial coatings from medium to polar systems
Polyurethane systems and baking enamels. Also for orientation of aluminum pigments
Polyurethane systems and baking enamels. Strong anti-settling effect
Similar to Efka 5065 but with better compatibility in less polar systems
Water and solventborne systems. Strong anti-settling effects
Solventborne decorative and decorative paints. Low polar to non-polar systems
All types industrial coatings for inorganic pigments. Dispersion of extenders and fillers in composites (SMC+BMC)
All types industrial coatings for inorganic pigments. Dispersion of extenders and fillers in composites (SMC+BMC)
All types of industrial and decorative coatings for inorganic pigments specially TiO . Dispersion of extenders and
fillers in composites (SMC+BMC)
Solventborne and solvent free systems. Also effective for gelling bentonite concentrates
Solventborne and solvent free systems. Found as very effective in dispersing fillers in composite systems such as
in SMC and BMC
Dispersing agent especially for fumed silicas. Especially in composite formulations for increased thixotropic behavior
Dispersing agent for inorganic pigments and fillers for decorative and industrial coatings
These recommendations are starting points. The correct dosage of dispersant should be determined in a ladder study.
Incorporation: Dispersant should be added to the mill base prior to the addition of pigment.
* Typical values, not intended as specification

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Dispersants
Fatty acid modified emulsifiers (FAME)

Product name

Chemical nature

Active content*
[%]

Acid
value*

Amine
value*

Efka 6220

Fatty acid modified polyester

100%

22

35

Efka 6225

Fatty acid modified polyester

100%

46

47

Dosage: Starting point recommendations are based on the surface area of the pigments. The recommendation is for active dispersant on pigment.
Inorganic pigments: 10 % of the oil absorption value
Organic pigments: 25 - 50 % the BET value or pigment surface area
Carbon blacks: 20 - 40 % of the DBP value

Solvent-based
coatings

Water-based
coatings

Automotive
coatings

Decorative
coatings

Industrial
coatings

Wood
coatings

Description, application

Improve compatibility and color acceptance of universal colorants in base paints


Dispersant for universal decorative colorants for tinting systems
These recommendations are starting points. The correct dosage of dispersant should be determined in a ladder study.
Incorporation: Dispersant should be added to the mill base prior to the addition of pigment.
* Typical values, not intended as specification

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Dispersants
Efka 1000 universal resins for resin minimal pigment concentrates (RMPC)

Product name

Chemical nature

Incorporation

Efka 1016

Carboxylated acrylic copolymer

To the mill base before adding pigments

30%

Efka 1101

Modified polyacrylate

Before or after processing

60%

Efka 1500

Fatty acid modified polymer

End of processing

90%

39

Efka 1501

Fatty acid modified polymer

Before or after processing

100%

41

Efka 1502

Fatty acid modified polymer

Before or after processing

95%

Efka 1503

Fatty acid modified polyester

Before or after processing

75%

* Typical values, not intended as specification

Active
content** [%]

Acid value*

Solvent-based
coating

Water-based
coating

Solvent-free
coatings

Description, application

Low molecular weight grinding resin used to disperse pigments for waterborne inks. Highly hydrophilic
properties and can be used as sole binder were high solids and very good resolubility are required
Hydroxy functional acrylic resin for solvent borne RMPC
Modified polyester for water- and solvent borne RMPC
Modified polyester for water- and solvent borne RMPC. Liquid resin for the production of low VOC
pigment concentrates
Modified polyester for water borne RMPC
Self-emulsifying polyester for waterborne decorative pigment concentrates

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Rheology modifiers

Product name

Chemical nature

Product form

pH*
as supplied

Density*
[g*cm1]

Viscalex HV100

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

powder

Viscalex HV200

Cationic polyacrylate copolymer

powder

Viscalex HV300

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

AS

99

Viscalex HV30

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

ASE

30

1.05

Viscalex LO 30

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

ASE

30

1.05

Viscalex VM

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

ASE

30

1.05

Viscalex VG2

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

ASE

30

1.05

Viscalex AT90

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

LDP

60

Rheovis 112

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

HASE

40

3.2

1.05

Rheovis 132

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

HASE

40

3.2

1.05

Rheovis 152

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

HASE

40

3.2

1.05

Rheovis 162

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

HASE

35

3.5

1.04

AS Alkali-Swellable
ASE Alkali-Swellable Emulsion
HASE Hydrophobically modified Alkali-Swellable Emulsion
LDP Liquid Dispersion Polymer
* Typical values, not intended as specification

Type

Active content*
[%]

AS

99
99

1.18


Water-base
coating

Water-based
inks

Aqueous industrial
and automotive
systems

Aqueous
wood coatings

Aqueous
decorative
High PVC Paint

Aqueous
decorative
Low PVC Paint

Calcium
carbonate
systems

Gypsum
systems

Cement based
systems

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Miscellaneous

Product name

Chemical nature

Incorporation

Efka 6622

Fatty acid modified polyester

Any stage

71%

Efka 6700

Ketozamine with phosphorous ester salt

Before processing

15%

Efka 6950

Over based calcium sulfonate complex

In the mill base

60%

Efka 6043

Inert powder modified with an active silicon compound

Add before dispersing pigments

100%

Efka 6745

Blue Powder

In the mill base

100%

Efka 6780

Cationic compounds

End of process

80%

Efka 6782

Cationic compounds

End of process

70%

Efka 6W13

Aqueous solution of a polyacrylamide polymer

In the mill base

20%

* Typical values, not intended as specification

Active
content** [%]

Solvent-based
coating

Water-based
coating


Description, application

Stabilizes inorganic and organic pigments in water and solvents. In addition it makes the polar
ingredients of universal colorants, which are used in non-polar solvent-based paints, more compatible
Anti-skin and anti-gelling agent for air drying and baking enamels
Anti-settling control additive for high-filled solvent-borne systems
Antifloating compound that stabilizes and reduces the tendency of pigments to flooding and floating
Synergist to aid dispersion of phthalocyanine pigments, give lower viscosity of concentrates
Industrial coatings, improving conductivity
Conductivity agent for industrial coatings
Production of ceramic materials

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