Cobalt Drier for VOC-Reduced and High Solids Coatings: 6% Cobalt

Octa-Soligen® Cobalt 6 HS is a cobalt drier for high solids coatings and allows for reduced VOCs in formulations. It contains octoate and 6% cobalt.


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  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceClear, low-viscous, violet liquid
    Metal contentCo: 5.80 – 6.20 % ISO 4619
    Non-volatile contentNA
    Viscosity15 – 85 mPa.s (20°C) ISO 3219 (A)
    Specific gravityNA
    Density0.950 – 0.990 g/cm³ DIN 51757 (20 °C)
    SolventFatty acid ester

  • Features

    • Based on metal salts of 2-ethylhexanoic acid (octoates) or their isomers
    • Catalyzes redox reactions and even small additions result in the dissociation of autoxidant hydroperoxides and to a change in valency from Co2+ to Co3+
    • Rapid surface drying

  • Applications

    • Solvent-based systems based on alkyds and epoxy esters that dry by oxidation, including:
      • Unsaturated polyesters

  • Dosage

    In conventional alkyd formulations, the cobalt addition is between 0.03 and 0.08 %, calculated on the solid binder.

    In printing inks, a combination of Octa-Soligen® Cobalt and Octa-Soligen® Manganese is recommended.The amount of cobalt is between 0.03 and 0.05 %, calculated on the solid binder.

    Octa-Soligen® Cobalt can also be combined with Octa-Soligen® Zirconium and Octa-Soligen® Calcium.This yields outstanding results in systems that are free from heavy metals.

    Irrespective of these guidelines, the addition should always be determined in preliminary trials.

  • Storage

    Protect from the effects of weathering and store at temperatures below 50 °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