A global leader in coating additives.

Borchers: A Milliken Brand is an industry pioneer in coating additives, offering a wide range of innovative solutions engineered to enhance the performance, durability, and aesthetic appeal of your coatings. Our portfolio includes an array of additives such as rheology modifiers, dispersing agents, wetting agents, and surface modifiers, all meticulously crafted to help deliver top-notch performance.

As a leading coating additive brand, we are trusted by industry professionals worldwide to create products that not only ensure enhanced functionality but also ultimate reliability across various applications. Explore our extensive range of products and solutions that empower you to create better coatings.

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Coating Additive Applications & Solutions

Adhesive and Sealant Solutions being applied

Adhesives & Sealants

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for wide variety of adhesive and sealant applications in a multitude of industries. Our dispersant technology allows for higher solids content with lower viscosity which leads to easier application. Our additives for adhesives and sealants offer:

  • Minimize sagging and settling
  • Improve storage stability
  • Allow higher inorganic filler loading
  • Reduce costs
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Bright colored train cars with coating colors strengthened through Borchers coating additives

Anticorrosive Primers

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for anticorrosive primers. Our products allow for a higher solids content with lower viscosity, which increases the ease of application and decreases permeation. Our high-performance catalysts improve through cure at the substrate compared to standard cobalt products. This improves wet adhesion and provides outstanding barrier properties, which result in excellent corrosion resistance. Because of this, our additives for anticorrosive primers enable a wider window of application with changing ambient conditions. Our additives:

  • Provide excellent corrosion resistance
  • Minimize sagging and settling
  • Improve storage stability

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Bright colored houses showcasing Borchers maximized color acceptance through coating additives

Architectural

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for architectural applications. Our solutions maximize color acceptance of universal tinting systems and enhance colorant compatibility with interior and exterior paints, door and trim paints, interior and exterior wood, deck stains, etc. Our architectural coating additives:

  • Provide excellent color acceptance
  • Eliminate separation
  • Allow for cobalt- and MEKO-free drying solutions
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Bright yellow painted car

Automotive

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for automotive coating. Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments, resulting in lower grind times, improved color strength, high jetness, and high transparency. Our additives:

  • Provide excellent color development
  • Improve slip
  • Maintain overcoat ability
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Windmill with white coating showcasing Borcher’s composite coating solutions

Composite

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for composite applications. Our metal accelerators promote polymerization by decomposing peroxides at room temperature to crosslink the resin properly and efficiently. Our solutions:

  • Enable cobalt-free solutions
  • Maximize shelf life of the resin
  • Reduce gel time drift
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General Industrial

General Industrial

Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments resulting in lower grind times, enhanced color strength, and improved transparency. Our solutions also provide excellent flow and leveling, substrate wetting, and deaeration in high-performance coatings.

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Packaging coating additive solutions shown on colorful cans

Packaging

Our coating additive solutions improve adhesion to metal substrates in 2K and baking systems. In addition, the combination of polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS) and acrylic additives reduce the surface tension to improve flow, substrate wetting, and deaeration in high-performance coatings.

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Pigment Dispersions

Pigment Dispersions

Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments, resulting in lower grind times, enhanced color strength, and improved transparency.

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Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane Foam

Our metal-based catalysts promote more selected reaction rates in solvent based two-component polyurethane systems.

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Printing Inks

Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments, resulting in lower grind times, enhanced color strength, and improved transparency. Additionally, our metal-based catalysts promote faster dry times.

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Protective & Marine

Our solutions reduce surface tension, improve dry times, enhance corrosion resistance, and provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments.

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Rubber Adhesion Promoters for Tires, Belts & Hoses

Our cobalt-based catalysts promote adhesion of wire coat compounds to steel

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Mattress foam layers

Tin Replacement

Borchers offers a range of tin replacement additives with specific benefits for various applications. Our metal-based catalysts provide similar cure properties as standard tin products. These eco-friendly solutions promote faster reaction rates in solvent based two-component polyurethane coatings. Our additives:

  • Reduce yellowing
  • Optimize the control of curing properties
  • Increase film hardness
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Wood Coatings

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for industrial and DIY wood applications. Our sustainable high-performance catalysts enable faster dry times and increase resistance to adverse conditions. We offer dispersants and rheology modifiers additives that provide transparent iron oxide pigmented stains with superior transparency, color, and stability. Our wood coating additives:

  • Enable ultimate transparency and low viscosity dispersions
  • Provide cobalt-free solutions
  • Enable fast air release and eliminate defects

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News, Events & Blog

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We will once again be exhibiting at the American Coatings Show, taking place in Indianapolis, IN from April 30th – May 2nd, 2024! By visiting our booth at the American Coatings Show, you can learn...

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The Borchers brand, part of Milliken & Company, is pleased to highlight coating additive technologies in Hall 1, Booth B13 at the Paint India exhibition that will take place February 22nd-24th, 2024 at the Bombay...

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