Leveling Agent and Flow Promoter for Solvent-Based Paints and Coatings
Borchi® Gol PL is a phenylmethyl polysiloxane leveling agent and flow promoter for solvent-based coating systems. This VOC-free solution effectively eliminates surface defects and is 100 % active.
Benefits of Leveling Agents and Flow Promoters
Borchi® Gol PL promotes good flow and leveling properties in paints and coatings by significantly reducing surface tension. This solution allows coatings to achieve a smooth, even finish before it cures.
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Borchi® Gol PL prevents leveling issues in paints and coatings
Borchi® Gol PL inhibits the formation of surface defects like orange peel and craters.
Orange peel is the inability of a coating to overcome varying surface tension issues because of varying film thicknesses, rapid solvent evaporation, and/or coating incompatibility.
Flow and leveling properties in Borchi® Gol PL resolve orange peel issues in coatings.
Solvent evaporation leaves behind a very viscous film which effectively freezes defects in place. These small indentations, or craters, can be caused by poorly dispersed defoamers or contaminants caught in the film like dust or dirt.
Borchi® Gol PL helps overcome the surface tension around these particles to form a smooth finish before the film solidifies.
Coating applications for Borchi® Gol PL include can and coil coatings. This solution is ideal for paraffin-free polyester resin systems, epoxy resins, and combinations of epoxy resins with phenolics or amino resins. It is compatible with numerous organic binders. Borchi® Gol PL works well in non- and medium-polar systems.
Appearance Clear liquid Non-volatile content N/A pH N/A Density 1.06 g/cm³ DIN 51757 (20°C) Viscosity 150 – 250 mPa.s DIN 53015 (23 °C) Color NA N/A Refractive Index 1.469 – 1.476 DIN 51423 (23 °C) Solvent(s) N/A
- Compatible with numerous organic binders
- Effective flow promoter
- Eliminates craters and other surface defects characterized by poor flow
- Particularly effective in unsaturated, paraffin-free polyester resins
- Paraffin-free polyester resins
- Epoxy resins
- Combinations of epoxy resins with phenolics or amino resins
The recommended dosage is 0.02 % to 0.20 % of the total weight of the formulation depending upon the binder systems and which property is being addressed.
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.
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