Zirconium is the most widely used secondary drier. It improves the through-drying primarily by the formation of coordination bonds.
Octa-Soligen® driers are based on metal salts of 2-ethylhexanic acid (octoates) or their isomers.
Octa-Soligen® Zirconium is available in the following supply forms:
Product Applications Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 10 solventborne systems Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 10 aqua waterborne systems Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 12 solventborne systems Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 12 HS VOC-reduced and High-Solid coatings Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 18 solventborne systems Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 18 HS VOC-reduced and High-Solid coatings Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 24 solventborne systems Octa-Soligen® Zirconium 6 solventborne systems
Zirconium is mainly used in combination with cobalt, manganese and calcium. Compared with other secondary driers, zirconium has better properties in terms of color, yellowing and stability.
In our experience, the percentage addition of zirconium, calculated on the metal content per solid binder, is approx. 0.05 – 0.30 %. The exact amount required depends on the binder used and should always be determined in preliminary trials.
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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