Thickener for solvent-based lacquers and paints

  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceSolid white powder
    Non-volatile content100%
    pHN/AN/A
    Density0.28 – 0.33 g/cm3 DIN 51757 (20 °C)
    ViscosityN/A
    Solvent(s)N/A

  • Features

    • 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

  • Applications

    • Coatings
      • Decorative (alkyds)
      • Industrial (epoxy, unsaturated polyesters)

  • Dosage

    • 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.

  • 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
  • New Zealand : NZIoC
  • China : IECSC
  • Japan : ENCS
  • Korea : ECL
  • Taiwan : NECI
  • Philippines : PICCS