Silicone-Free Flow and Leveling Agent

Borchi® Gol 8701 is a silicone-free flow and leveling additive that is able to maintain intercoat adhesion in coatings while providing excellent substrate wetting and slip. This solution eliminates flooding and floating.


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Borchi® Gol 8701 silicone-free flow and leveling agent eliminates flooding and floating


Benefits of This Silicone-Free Flow and Leveling Additive

Benefits include orange peel removal, excellent gloss, improved clarity, ability to maintain intercoat adhesion, and outstanding DOI in coatings. Borchi® Gol 8701 does not promote or stabilize application foam and does not cause haze or turbidity.


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Borchi® Gol 8701 improves DOI, orange peel, and clarity in clear and pigmented solvent-based coatings


As a substrate wetting agent,  Borchi® Gol 8701 optimizes short and long wave ratio for outstanding appearance. It provides similar performance to siloxanes – however, unlike siloxanes, this agent does not cause recoatability issues.


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Optimized short and long wave ratio for outstanding appearance. Performance is similar to siloxanes, but does not cause recoatability issues


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Borchi® Gol 8701 improves slip in solvent-based paint without impacting recoatability



This additive works with a multitude of resin systems but is primarily recommended for clear and pigmented solvent-based coatings.



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  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceClear liquid
    Non-volatile content48 – 52 % EN ISO 3251 (2h, 125 °C)
    Density0.98 g/cm3 (20 °C)
    Viscosity20 – 40 mPa.s EN ISO 12058-1 (23 °C)
    Color(Hazen) Max. 40 ISO 2211
    Refractive IndexN/A
    Solvent(s)Methoxypropyl acetate

  • Features

    • Improves surface wetting and flow
    • Provides excellent slip without intercoat adhesion interference
    • Can be used in most solvent-based coating systems

  • Applications

    • Coatings
      • Solvent-based

  • Dosage

    The recommended dosage is 0.5 – 2.0 % of the total weight of the formulation depending upon the binder type. The exact dosage should be experimentally determined. Borchi® Gol 8701 is easy to use and can be added at any stage of the formulation; however, we recommend adding it near the end of the formula.

  • Storage

    Protect from the effects of weathering and light. 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.


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Registration :

For chemical inventory status, please review section 15 of the current SDS.

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