Calcium drier for solvent-based systems

  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceClear, low-viscous, colorless to yellowish liquid
    Metal contentCa: 4.90 – 5.10 % DIN 55901
    Non-volatile content45.00 – 55.00 % ISO 3251 (2g, 3h, 105°C)
    ViscosityMax. 120 mPa.s (20°C) ISO 3219 (A)
    Specific gravityNA
    Density0.900 – 0.940 g/cm³ DIN 51757 (20 °C)
    SolventWhite-spirit containing <1 % aromatics

  • Features

    • Yields synergistic effects in combination with primary driers such as cobalt and manganese and with secondary driers such as zirconium
    • Prevents adsorption of the primary driers at the surface of pigments and extenders, thus stabilizing drying power
    • Promotes pigment wetting and film gloss

  • Applications

    • Solvent-based systems based on alkyds and epoxy esters that dry by oxidation

  • Dosage

    In our experience, the percentage addition of calcium, calculated on the metal content relative to solid binder, is approx. 0.03 – 0.30 %. The exact amount required depends on the binder used and should always be determined in preliminary trials.

    It is recommended to add all or part of Octa-Soligen® Calcium during the grinding step to improve pigment wetting. It can also be incorporated at the end of the process at the same time than other driers.

  • 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, EU - REACH (Registered)
  • Switzerland : EINECS
  • USA : TSCA
  • Canada : DSL
  • Australia : AICS
  • New Zealand : NZIoC
  • China : IECSC
  • Japan : ENCS
  • Korea : ECL
  • Taiwan : NECI
  • Philippines : PICCS