Thickener for solvent-based lacquers and paints
Appearance Solid white powder Non-volatile content 100% pHN/A N/A Density 0.28 – 0.33 g/cm3 DIN 51757 (20 °C) Viscosity N/A Solvent(s) N/A
- Enhances thixotropic character of paints with solvents of non-polar or weakly polar nature
- Reduces settling and floating of pigments and promotes pigment dispersion during manufacturing
- Improves application of thicker coating layers
- Decorative (alkyds)
- Industrial (epoxy, unsaturated polyesters)
- 5 – 2% on total paint formulation.
Borchi® Gel Thixo 2 can be added in the supply form as a powder (with prior preparation) or as a paste. Its addition in the form of a paste is preferable for the sake of optimum efficiency. When being incorporated in powder form, Borchi® Gel Thixo 2 is added during preparation of the pigment paste which is then milled in the usual milling unit. The temperatures reached during this process should be used between 35 and 55 °C. With insufficient milling, however, this type of mixing may lead to agglomeration and subsequently to grain formation in the paint. It is therefore a good idea to formulate Borchi® Gel Thixo 2 into a paste using a suitable solvent before incorporating it into the pigment paste. This should preferably be performed at a high temperature of 70 to 80 °C by gentle stirring, resulting in a homogeneous, clear paste. This paste is then added to the pigment paste prior to milling. The optimum dosage of Borchi® Gel Thixo 2 is dependent on the paint system and the desired effect and must therefore be determined beforehand in trials.
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.
- Europe : EINECS
- Switzerland : EINECS
- USA : TSCA
- Canada : DSL
- Australia : AICS
- New Zealand : NZIoC
- China : IECSC
- Japan : ENCS
- Korea : ECL
- Taiwan : NECI
- Philippines : PICCS