Low shear thickener for water-based coatings systems, VOC-, APEO- and tin-free

  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceClear, colorless to slight yellowish liquid
    Non-volatile contentNA
    Density1.23 g/cm3 DIN 51757
    (20 °C)

  • Features

    • Thixotropic additive for use in water-based coatings
      systems whose binders or additives contain free
      hydroxyl and carboxyl groups
    • Develops viscosity in the low shear range to prevent
      settling and separation
    • Improves viscosity stability of a coating after tinting with Universal Colorants
    • Once applied the structure rebuilds slowly for improved
      flow and leveling while retaining good sag resistance
    • VOC-free
    • APEO-free
    • Tin-free

  • Applications

    • Wide range of polymer systems
      • Vinyl acetate
      • Acrylic
      • Styrene acrylic
      • Colloid
      • Surfactant stabilized polymers
    • Coatings
      • Interior
      • Exterior

  • Dosage

    • 0.5 – 2.0% on total paint formulation

    The degree of thixotropy will depend on the type of reactive groups present in the system, the pH of the coating (ideally
    between 7.5 and 8.5), the level of the desired gel structure and the amount of Borchi® Gel PN used. The exact dosage
    should be experimentally determined. Borchi® Gel PN can be added to the mill-base or as a post add provided good mixing
    conditions are 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

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

Registration :
  • Europe : EINECS, EU - REACH (Registered)
  • Switzerland : EINECS
  • USA : TSCA
  • Canada : DSL
  • New Zealand : NZIoC
  • China : IECSC
  • Korea : ECL
  • Taiwan : NECI
  • Philippines : PICCS