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.

Applications

Borchi® Gel A LA is ideal for use in a wide variety of coatings, as well as in adhesives and sealants.

  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceClear liquid
    Non-volatile content9 – 11 %
    pHMin. 8
    Density1.05 g/cm3 DIN 51757 (20 °C)
    Viscosity25000 – 60000 mPa.s DIN 53019 (20 °C)
    Solvent(s)Water

  • Features

    • 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
    • APEO-free
    • Organo tin-free

  • Applications

    • PUD resin systems for artificial leather
    • Adhesives and sealants

  • Dosage

    • 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

  • 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

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

Registration :
  • Europe : EINECS
  • Switzerland : EINECS
  • USA : TSCA
  • Canada : DSL
  • Australia : AICS
  • China : IECSC
  • Japan : ENCS
  • Korea : ECL
  • Taiwan : NECI