Calcium drier for water-based systems

  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceClear liquid
    Metal contentCa: 4.90 – 5.10 %
    Non-volatile content55.00 – 65.00 % ASTM D 1644
    ViscosityA-5 to K ASTM D 2373
    Specific gravity0.936 – 0.960 g/cm3(25°C) ASTM D 1963

  • Features

    • Auxiliary drier that is used solely in combination with primary and secondary driers
    • Yields synergistic effects in combination with primary driers such as cobalt, manganese and Borchi® OXY-Coat, and with secondary driers such as zirconium
    • Can also be used as a pigment wetting agent and loss-of-dry additive
    • Promotes pigment wetting to improve film gloss
    • Prevents adsorption of the primary driers by the pigments thereby stabilizing surface dry

  • Applications

    • Oxidatively cured water-based systems, including:
      • Architectural paints
      • Industrial coatings
      • Stains

  • Dosage

    In conventional alkyd formulations, the Calcium addition is between 0.03 – 0.30 % metal based on the vehicle solids of the coating and will vary depending upon the composition of the binder. The specific drier blend should be experimentally determined. Higher levels might be needed if added to the dispersion to prevent drier adsorption. Calcium drier can be added to the dispersion and/or in the letdown with other driers.

  • Storage

    Protect from the effects of weathering and store at temperatures below 50 °C. Once opened, containers should be resealed immediately after each use.

  • Safety

    Please refer to our safety data sheet for information relating to product safety.

Registration :
  • Europe : EINECS
  • USA : TSCA
  • Canada : NDSL
  • China : IECSC
  • Korea : ECL