MEKO-Free Anti-Skinning Agent for Solvent-Based Alkyds

Ascinin® Anti-Skin 0444 is a phenol- and MEKO– and oxime-free anti-skinning agent for oxidatively cured solvent-based low VOC coating systems and pigment pastes. This solution relieves regulatory concerns surrounding MEKO in Europe, Canada, and other regions.


MEKO-free anti-skins further enhance sustainability when used with Borchi® OXY-Coat cobalt-free high-performance catalysts for solvent-based short, medium, and long oil alkyd coatings or Borchi® Dragon high-performance cobalt-free catalyst for solvent-based high solids, long oil alkyd coatings.


Other MEKO-free anti-skins include:


  • Physical Characteristics

    Appearanceclear, low-viscous, colorless to yellowish liquid


    Max. 45 mPa·s ISO 3219 (A) (20 °C)


    0.86 – 0.90 g/cm3DIN 51757 (20 °C)

    SolventFatty acid esters

  • Features

    • Improves the storage stability of solvent-based oxidatively
      cured coating systems, printing inks and pigment pastes by
      preventing skin-formation on the surface of the coating while still in the container
    • Controls surface dry retardation and keeps the film open
      longer to ensure deeper penetration of oxygen to lower film
      layers which promotes through dry and improves flow
    • Can eliminate excessive dry time retardation with phenolics
      or the toxicity of oximic compounds

  • Applications

    • Printing inks
    • Clear or pigmented systems
    • Coatings
      • Solvent-based
      • High solids oxidatively cured
      • Environmentally friendly

  • Dosage

    Ascinin® Anti Skin 0444 can be added to the system at any stage of the manufacturing process but it is highly recommended to add it as the final addition after driers. Pre-dilution is not recommended. The amount of Ascinin® Anti Skin 0444 depends on the type of binder and quantity of the driers used.

  • Storage

    Protect from the effects of weathering and store at temperatures between 5 and 30 °C. Once opened, containers should be resealed immediately after each removal of the product.

  • Safety

    No special labeling is required to meet EEC requirements. Ascinin® Anti Skin 0444 is not considered a dangerous cargo. For further safety information please refer to our safety data sheet.

Registration :

For chemical inventory status, please review section 15 of the current SDS.

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For additional regulatory information, please contact [email protected].

Anti Skinning / Anti Oxidants Products