Non-Associative Thickener / Rheology Modifier
Borchi® Gel A LA is a polyacrylate-based non-associative thickener. This rheology modifier additive is a solution of anionic acrylic polymers in water that provides viscosity in the low shear range. It is APEO- and organo tin-free.
Benefits of Non-Associative Thickeners
This solution improves the rheological properties of aqueous coating systems. As a non-associative thickener, Borchi® Gel A LA swells water in the coating rather than associating it with binders. It provides improved flow and leveling properties for water-based coatings, mainly in high gloss emulsions. It can be used in adhesives and sealants.
This grade is compatible with polyurethane and cellulosic thickeners to develop optimum rheological profiles.
Borchi® Gel A LA is ideal for use in a wide variety of coatings, as well as in adhesives and sealants.
Appearance Clear liquid Non-volatile content 9 – 11 % pH Min. 8 Density 1.05 g/cm3 DIN 51757 (20 °C) Viscosity 25000 – 60000 mPa.s DIN 53019 (20 °C) Solvent(s) Water
- Improves flow and leveling properties of water-based coatings systems mainly in high gloss emulsions
- Build viscosity in the low shear range
- Swells water in the coating instead of associating with binders
- Minimizes roller splatter during application of emulsion paints, lacquers and printing inks
- Organo tin-free
- PUD resin systems for artificial leather
- Adhesives and sealants
- 1 – 2.0% on total formulation
Borchi® Gel A LA can be added directly to the batch as supplied. The exact dosage should be experimentally determined
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.
Please refer to our safety data sheet for information relating to product safety.
SAFETY DATA SHEET
- Europe : EINECS
- Switzerland : EINECS
- USA : TSCA
- Canada : DSL
- Australia : AICS
- China : IECSC
- Japan : ENCS
- Korea : ECL
- Taiwan : NECI