Zinc drier for solvent-based systems

  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceYellow liquid
    Metal contentZn: 22.50 – 23.50 % ISO 4619
    Non-volatile contentNA
    Viscosity1000 – 10000 cSt (20°C)
    Specific gravityNA
    Density1.19 g/cm³ DIN 51757 (20 °C)

  • Features

    • Secondary drier used in combination with primary driers (manganese or vanadium compounds)
    • Improves through-drying and film hardness
    • Prevents wrinkling and orange peel on paint film surface
    • Slightly increases dry time
    • Improves pigment wetting and dispersion
    • Increases gloss and color-fastness
    • Reduces grind time when added to formulation at early stage
    • Can be used in large amounts without discoloring film

  • Applications

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

  • Dosage

    The addition rate of zinc, calculated on the metal content per solid binder, is approx. 0.03 – 0.50 %. The exact amount required depends on the binder and used formulation and should always be determined in preliminary trials. Octa-Soligen® Zinc can be introduced during the grinding step to improve pigment wetting, thus at the end of 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
  • Switzerland : EINECS
  • USA : TSCA (Zn2EH - CAS no. 136-53-8)
  • Canada : DSL
  • Australia : AICS
  • New Zealand : NZIoC
  • China : IECSC
  • Japan : ENCS/METI
  • Korea : ECL
  • Taiwan : NECI
  • Philippines : PICCS
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