Wetting and Dispersing Agent for Nitrocellulose Paint Formulations and Solvent-Based Alkyds

Borchi® Gen 911 is a modified polyester wetting and dispersing agent. This dispersant works well in nitrocellulose-based formulations for lacquer and other types of paint, as well as printing inks. Borchi® Gen 911 also works well in solvent-based alkyd coatings.


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Nitrocellulose Paint Formulation

Nitrocellulose is a substance typically used in lacquer paints, which are coatings that produce hard, durable finishes. Nitrocellulose is great for use in lacquer paints because it provides the durability needed to decrease dry times and retain color. Lacquer paints with nitrocellulose are an ideal option for spray guns. While they are typically clear in color, some lacquer paints are black or white.


Solvent-Based Alkyd Paints

Alkyd paints cure by oxidation for a hard, glossy finish. They contain a resin that acts as a strong binder, making these paints ideal for applications that see a lot of traffic, such as kitchens or play areas.


Benefits of Dispersant Additives for Nitrocellulose-Based and Alkyd Paints

Borchi® Gen 911 improves pigment wetting and reduces dispersion times in organic and inorganic pigments. These characteristics make this dispersing agent a great solution for formulators looking to shorten the total the amount of time it takes to produce efficient nitrocellulose and alkyd paint formulations. This dispersant additive also provides excellent storage stability for finished paint formulations.


Ideal applications include architectural coatings, industrial finishes, and printing inks.


wetting and dispersing agent for nitrocellulose and alkyd paint formulation
  • Physical Characteristics

    Appearance Clear, high viscous, yellow to dark brown liquid 
    Non-volatile content 70 – 76 % 
    pH 6.5 – 7.5 (aqueous solution 10 %) 
    Density 0.935 – 0.975 g/cm3 
    Viscosity Max. 1200 mPa.s 
    Solvent(s) White spirit with < 1 % aromatics 

  • Features

    • Improves pigment wetting
    • Shortens dispersion time of organic and inorganic pigments
    • Good storage stability of the finished paint

  • Applications

    • Coatings
      • Architectural paints
      • Baking enamels
      • Inks
      • Industrial primers
    • Nitrocellulose-based systems

  • Dosage

    The exact dosage should be experimentally determined through a ladder study. Borchi® Gen 911 should be added to the mill base before adding the pigment. Active on pigment loading:

    • Titanium dioxide: 1 – 3 %
    • Inorganic pigments: 5 – 15 %
    • Organic pigments: 10 – 30 %
    • Carbon blacks: 40 – 80 %

  • Storage

    Protect from the effects of weather 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
  • Australia : AICS
  • New Zealand : NZIoC
  • China : IECSC
  • Korea : ECL
  • Taiwan : NECI
  • Philippines : PICCS
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