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The paint industry faces complex formulation challenges. We know that the right additive or raw material can tip the scales. These simple yet sustainable solutions that conform to the latest regulatory and ecolabel requirements meet your performance goals and answer your needs at every step of the value chain.

Clariant offers a complete range of multifunctional additives such as wetting and dispersing agents, stabilizers and neutralizers. Additionally our product portfolio ranges from surfactants for emulsion polymerization to low-VOC additives for colorants and coatings. It also includes biocides, intermediates and process aids for various industrial applications.

  • Emulsogen LCN 118

    Emulsogen LCN 118 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for emulsion polymerization improving the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 2% active based on monomers.In waterborne and solvent-borne lacquers (low PVC), Emulsogen LCN 118 can be used as a compatibilizer to improve tinting strength and to reduce rub-out, water absorption, and haze effects. Dosage recommendation (supply form) in waterborne acrylic lacquers is 1.3-1.9% and in solvent-borne alkyd lacquers 0.33-0.66%. When used during the premixing phase in the production of waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC), Emulsogen LCN 118 also acts as a processing aid and helps to reduce the grinding time by faster deagglomeration of TiO2 and fillers. This is especially of interest in areas of hard water. The general dosage recommendation (supply form) for this purpose is 0.3%. more

  • Emulsogen LCN 158

    Emulsogen LCN 158 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for emulsion polymerization improving the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 2% active based on monomers. In waterborne and solvent-borne lacquers (low PVC), Emulsogen LCN 158 can be used as a compatibilizer to improve tinting strength and to reduce rub-out, water absorption, and haze effects. Dosage recommendation (supply form) in waterborne acrylic lacquers is 1.3-1.9% and in solvent-borne alkyd lacquers 0.33-0.66%.When used during the premixing phase in the production of waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC), Emulsogen LCN 158 also acts as a processing aid and helps to reduce the grinding time by faster deagglomeration of TiO2 and fillers. This is especially of interest in areas of hard water. The general dosage recommendation (supply form) for this purpose is 0.3%. more

  • Emulsogen LCN 287

    Emulsogen LCN 287 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for the emulsion polymerization of monomers like acrylates, styrene-acrylates, styrene-butadiene, and vinyl acetate. It improves the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 1-3% active based on monomers.Emulsogen LCN 287 also acts as wetting agent/compatibilizer in waterborne acrylic lacquers (low PVC). The general dosage (supply form) for this purpose is 1.4%-2.1%. The product is suitable for low odor paints applying for eco-labels such as Blue Angel or Ecoflower. more

  • Emulsogen TS 200

    Emulsogen TS 200 is a nonionic wetting agent for use as a compatibilizer in waterborne high PVC paints, as well as in waterborne and solvent-borne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage (supply form) is 1.0-1.5% in emulsion paints and in acrylic lacquers, and 0.25% in alkyd lacquers. The additive can also be used as a dispersing agent in water-based pigment preparations, suitable for organic pigments and carbon blacks. Emulsogen TS 200 is recommended for POS-colorants as well as for concentrates for in-plant tinting. The general dosage recommendation is 5-30% on organic pigments and 20-40% on carbon black.Furthermore, Emulsogen TS 200 acts as a nonionic emulsifier for the emulsion polymerization of monomers like acrylates, styrene-acrylates, and vinyl acetate. more

  • Genapol O 080 compatibilizer

    Genapol O 080 is a nonionic wetting agent for use as compatibilizer in waterborne high PVC paints, as well as in waterborne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage (supply form) is 0.5-1.0% in emulsion paints and 1.0-1.5% in acrylic lacquers. more

  • Genagen® COA

    Genagen COA is a non-VOC coalescing agent for decorative coatings.Many additives contain volatile organic compounds (VOC) that evaporate and degrade the environment, which are harmful for humans. Genagen COA complements paint formulator’s attempts to replace VOC-containing coalescing agents, and effectively reduces minimal film formation temperature (MFFT) of paint binders based on styrene/acrylic monomers, pure acrylic emulsion polymers and vinyl acetate polymers. It strongly supports the film formation at lower temperatures with little impact on the paint viscosity and binders. Genagen® COA can be added to the binder and the paint and is recommended to be used in low PVC paints like facades paints, wood coatings and lacquers. Dosage: 1 – 4%product on polymer binder. more

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  • Emulsogen LCN 118

    Emulsogen LCN 118 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for emulsion polymerization improving the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 2% active based on monomers.In waterborne and solvent-borne lacquers (low PVC), Emulsogen LCN 118 can be used as a compatibilizer to improve tinting strength and to reduce rub-out, water absorption, and haze effects. Dosage recommendation (supply form) in waterborne acrylic lacquers is 1.3-1.9% and in solvent-borne alkyd lacquers 0.33-0.66%. When used during the premixing phase in the production of waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC), Emulsogen LCN 118 also acts as a processing aid and helps to reduce the grinding time by faster deagglomeration of TiO2 and fillers. This is especially of interest in areas of hard water. The general dosage recommendation (supply form) for this purpose is 0.3%. more

  • Emulsogen LCN 158

    Emulsogen LCN 158 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for emulsion polymerization improving the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 2% active based on monomers. In waterborne and solvent-borne lacquers (low PVC), Emulsogen LCN 158 can be used as a compatibilizer to improve tinting strength and to reduce rub-out, water absorption, and haze effects. Dosage recommendation (supply form) in waterborne acrylic lacquers is 1.3-1.9% and in solvent-borne alkyd lacquers 0.33-0.66%.When used during the premixing phase in the production of waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC), Emulsogen LCN 158 also acts as a processing aid and helps to reduce the grinding time by faster deagglomeration of TiO2 and fillers. This is especially of interest in areas of hard water. The general dosage recommendation (supply form) for this purpose is 0.3%. more

  • Emulsogen TS 100 compatibilizer

    Emulsogen TS 100 is a nonionic wetting agent for use as compatibilizer in waterborne high PVC paints, as well as in waterborne and solvent-borne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage (supply form) is 0.5-1.0% in emulsion paints, 1.0-1.5% in acrylic lacquers, and 0.25-1.0% in alkyd lacquers. When used during the premixing phase in the production of waterborne emulsion paints, Emulsogen TS 100 also acts as a process aid and helps to reduce the grinding time by faster desagglomeration of TiO2 and fillers. This is especially of interest in areas of hard water. The general dosage recommendation (supply form) for this purpose is 0.24%. more

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  • Genamin Gluco 50

    Clariant’s latest innovation for the paint industry is Genamin® Gluco 50 – a renewable-based, VOC/SVOC-free multifunctional additive without any hazard labeling, thus the ideal ingredient for ecolabel certified paints. Boost wall-to-wall performance of your paints – with a single stroke: Genamin® Gluco 50 - reduce complexity, save costs and reap additional benefits with our 3-in-1 multitool!Genamin® Gluco 50 is a formulator’s Swiss army knife for waterborne systems: stabilizer, compatibilizer, neutralizer and much more. Curious?! So, why waiting? Order your sample now and try it out or schedule your call with our local sales teams. more

  • Genamin MTT

    Genamin® MTT is an alkaline pH neutralizing agent for low odor, waterborne paints, and emulsion polymerization. It is a cost-effective replacement for aminomethyl propanol. It can also be used as an alternative to ammonia, offering better performance in terms of pH stability, low odor, stable viscosity and wetting of pigments & fillers. The dosage recommendation (in supply form) is 0.1% - 03%. more

  • Genamin NT 018

    Genamin NT 018 is a cost-effective pH neutralizing agent for low odor, waterborne paints. It is a suitable replacement for ammonia and other neutralizing agents such as aminomethyl propanol. Genamin NT 018 meets all performance parameters in terms of pH stability, low odor, freeze thaw stability, controlled color properties, controlled gloss and opacity, stable viscosity and scrub resistance. The dosage recommendation (in supply form) is 0.1% - 03%. more

  • Genamin A 016

    Genamin A 016 is a cost-effective pH neutralizing agent for waterborne paints and emulsion polymerization. It is a suitable replacement for ammonia and other neutralizing agents such as aminomethyl propanol. Genamin A 016 meets all performance parameters in terms of pH stability, low odor, freeze-thaw stability, controlled color properties, controlled gloss and opacity, stable viscosity and scrub resistance. The dosage recommendation (in supply form) is 0.1% - 03%. more

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  • Dispersogen SP Plus

    Dispersogen SP Plus is a low viscous, anionic additive for organosilicate paints which contain up to 10% water glass (28% active potassium silicate). It acts both as stabilizer and dispersant in such systems, improving the viscosity profile of the formulation and thereby helps to achieve application properties comparable to those of dispersion paints. The recommended dosage is 0.3 – 0.5% in the paint formulation. Dispersogen SP Plus is VOC/SVOC-free, hazard-label-free and APEO-free; thus the ideal ingredient for biocide-free paints with ecolabel certification. more

  • Dispersogen SPS

    Dispersogen SPS is a low viscous, cationic stabilizer for mineral paints containing potassium water glass, such as silicate and organosilicate paints. The product reduces the increase in viscosity during storage and helps to improve the rheological profile of the paint. The recommended dosage is 0.5 – 1.5% in the paint formulation. Dispersogen SPS is APEO-free and suitable for ecolabel certified paints. It can be used as stand-alone stabilizer or in combination with Dispersogen SPG/Dispersogen SPV. more

  • Dispersogen SPV

    Dispersogen SPV is a low viscous, nonionic stabilizer for mineral paints containing potassium water glass, such as silicate and organosilicate paints. In combination with the cationic stabilizer Dispersogen SPS, Dispersogen SPV reduces the increase in viscosity during storage and helps to improve the rheological profile of the paint.The recommended dosage is 0.3 – 1.0% in the paint formulation. Dispersogen SPV is low VOC, APEO-free and suitable for ecolabel certified paints. more

  • Dispersogen SPG

    Dispersogen SPG is a low viscous, nonionic stabilizer for mineral paints containing potassium water glass, such as silicate and organosilicate paints. In combination with the cationic stabilizer Dispersogen SPS, Dispersogen SPG reduces the increase in viscosity during storage and helps to improve the rheological profile of the paint.The recommended dosage is 0.2 – 0.8% in the paint formulation. Dispersogen® SPG has a renewable content of 75 %, is VOC/SVOC-free and does not require any hazard labeling. It is therefore a suitable ingredient for ecolabel certified paints. more

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  • Dispersogen® PLF 100

    Dispersogen PLF 100 is a polymeric dispersing agent. It is distinguished by its superior storage stability, excellent color strength and low foaming during pigment paste fabrication. When applied in a finished paint it shows reduced blocking and low leaching for exterior paints. Dispersogen PLF 100 can be used not only for organic pigments, but also for selected inorganic pigments and carbon black. It is APEO/ NPEO-free, low VOC and free of any organic solvents and structural units of concern. Dispersogen PLF complies with criteria of the European Ecoflower, the German Blue Angel and the Scandinavian Nordic Swan. more

  • Dispersogen LFH

    Dispersogen LFH is an anionic, surfactant-based dispersing agent for water-based pigment preparations, suitable for inorganic and organic pigments and carbon blacks.Dispersogen LFH is recommended for use in point-of-sales colorants and concentrates for in-plant tinting, in combination with a nonionic dispersing agent such as Dispersogen MT 200. The general dosage recommendation is 4-20% on organic pigments and 1-6% on inorganic pigments. more

  • Dispersogen PTS

    Dispersogen PTS is a nonionic, surfactant based dispersing agent for water-based pigment preparations, suitable for organic pigments and carbon blacks.The product is recommended for use in point-of-sales colorants and concentrates for in-plant tinting. The general dosage recommendation is 5-40% on organic pigments. more

  • Dispersogen PL 30

    Dispersogen PL 30 is a nonionic, polymeric dispersing agent for water-based pigment preparations, suitable for organic pigments and specialty carbon blacks.The product is recommended for use in concentrates for in-plant tinting. The general dosage recommendation is 10 - 40% on organic pigments. Dispersogen PL 30 also acts as wetting agent/compatibilzer in waterborne high PVC paints as well as in waterborne and solvent-borne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage is 0.5-1.0% in emulsion paints, 1.0-1.5% in acrylic lacquers and 0.25-0.5% in alkyd lacquers. more

  • Dispersogen ECS

    Dispersogen ECS is an anionic, surfactant-based dispersing agent for water-based and solvent-based pigment preparations, suitable for organic pigments and specialty carbon blacks.The product is especially recommended for use in in-plant tinters. The general dosage recommendation is 20 - 50 % on organic pigments.Dispersogen ECS also acts as wetting agent/compatibilzer in waterborne high PVC paints as well as in waterborne and solvent-borne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage (in supply form) is 1.7-3.3% in emulsion paints, 3.3-5.0% in acrylic lacquers and 0.85-1.7% in alkyd lacquers. more

  • Emulsogen TS 200

    Emulsogen TS 200 is a nonionic wetting agent for use as a compatibilizer in waterborne high PVC paints, as well as in waterborne and solvent-borne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage (supply form) is 1.0-1.5% in emulsion paints and in acrylic lacquers, and 0.25% in alkyd lacquers. The additive can also be used as a dispersing agent in water-based pigment preparations, suitable for organic pigments and carbon blacks. Emulsogen TS 200 is recommended for POS-colorants as well as for concentrates for in-plant tinting. The general dosage recommendation is 5-30% on organic pigments and 20-40% on carbon black.Furthermore, Emulsogen TS 200 acts as a nonionic emulsifier for the emulsion polymerization of monomers like acrylates, styrene-acrylates, and vinyl acetate. more

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  • Polyglykol 200 LVC

    Polyglykol 200 LVC is a very low-VOC humectant for water-borne pigment preparations with little impact on wet scrub resistance. Polyglykol 200 LVC retards the drying of pigment pastes and forms a soluble film of the pigment preparation. Polyglykol 200 LVC prevents the clogging of the nozzles of tinting systems and metering machines. The dosage in pigment preparations varies from 5 – 15% in the preparation. - For organic pigments: 25 – 30% on pigments - For inorganic pigments: 10 – 15% on pigments more

  • Polyglykol G 500

    Polyglykol G 500 is a very low VOC humectant for waterborne pigment preparations. Polyglykol G 500 provides lower preparation viscosities compared with conventional linear polyglycoles and has little impact on wet scrub resistance. Polyglykol G 500 retards the drying of pigment pastes and forms a soluble film of the pigment preparation. It prevents the formation of skin or lumps on the surface of the dispersion. The dosage in pigment preparations varies from 5 – 15% in the preparation. more

  • Polyglykol 300 humectant

    Polyglykol 300 is used as humectant for water-borne pigment preparations Polyglykol 300 retards the drying of pigment pastes and forms a soluble film of the pigment preparation. Polyglykol 300 prevents the formation of skin or lumps on the surface of the dispersion. more

  • Polyglykol 400 humectant

    Polyglykol 400 is used as humectant for water-borne pigment preparations Polyglykol 400 retards the drying of pigment pastes and forms a soluble film of the pigment preparation. Polyglykol 400 prevents the formation of skin or lumps on the surface of the dispersion. more

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  • Polyglykol M range (M 350 - M 2000)

    Methoxy polyethylene glycols ether with a molecular weight of 350 - 2000 g/mole are commonly used as a chemical intermediate in the production of alkyd emulsions and HEUR thickener. more

  • Polyglykol 6000 - 12000

    Polyglykols with a molecular weight of 6000 to 12000 g/mole are commonly used as chemical intermediate in the production of HEUR thickener. more

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  • Emulsogen EPA 073

    Emulsogen EPA 073 is used as anionic emulsifier for the emulsion polymerization of monomers like pure acrylic, styrene-acrylic acid esters and vinyl acetate. more

  • Emulsogen EPN 287

    Emulsogen EPN 287 is used as nonionic emulsifier for the emulsion polymerization of monomers like acrylates, styrene-acrylates, styrene-butadiene and vinyl acetate. more

  • Emulsogen LCN 118

    Emulsogen LCN 118 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for emulsion polymerization improving the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 2% active based on monomers.In waterborne and solvent-borne lacquers (low PVC), Emulsogen LCN 118 can be used as a compatibilizer to improve tinting strength and to reduce rub-out, water absorption, and haze effects. Dosage recommendation (supply form) in waterborne acrylic lacquers is 1.3-1.9% and in solvent-borne alkyd lacquers 0.33-0.66%. When used during the premixing phase in the production of waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC), Emulsogen LCN 118 also acts as a processing aid and helps to reduce the grinding time by faster deagglomeration of TiO2 and fillers. This is especially of interest in areas of hard water. The general dosage recommendation (supply form) for this purpose is 0.3%. more

  • Emulsogen LCN 158

    Emulsogen LCN 158 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for emulsion polymerization improving the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 2% active based on monomers. In waterborne and solvent-borne lacquers (low PVC), Emulsogen LCN 158 can be used as a compatibilizer to improve tinting strength and to reduce rub-out, water absorption, and haze effects. Dosage recommendation (supply form) in waterborne acrylic lacquers is 1.3-1.9% and in solvent-borne alkyd lacquers 0.33-0.66%.When used during the premixing phase in the production of waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC), Emulsogen LCN 158 also acts as a processing aid and helps to reduce the grinding time by faster deagglomeration of TiO2 and fillers. This is especially of interest in areas of hard water. The general dosage recommendation (supply form) for this purpose is 0.3%. more

  • Emulsogen LCN 287

    Emulsogen LCN 287 is used as a nonionic emulsifier for the emulsion polymerization of monomers like acrylates, styrene-acrylates, styrene-butadiene, and vinyl acetate. It improves the shear, temperature and electrolyte stability of polymer dispersions. The recommended usage is 1-3% active based on monomers.Emulsogen LCN 287 also acts as wetting agent/compatibilizer in waterborne acrylic lacquers (low PVC). The general dosage (supply form) for this purpose is 1.4%-2.1%. The product is suitable for low odor paints applying for eco-labels such as Blue Angel or Ecoflower. more

  • Emulsogen LCN 407

    Emulsogen LCN 407 is used as nonionic emulsifier for the emulsion polymerization of monomers like acrylates, styrene-acrylates and vinyl acetate. more

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  • JMAC Composite PG

    JMAC Composite PG is a preservative active with antimicrobial properties that reduces the spread of bacteria over the long term. The attractiveness of JMAC’s antimicrobial protection is reinforced by its low toxicity, non-sensitizing performance and very low environmental impact. JMAC meets Ecolabel standards for use in paints and coatings. Paint and coatings manufacturers benefit from easy and economical formulation. The JMAC biocides are effective at very small ppm addition levels and offer low viscosity liquid dispersion. Safe handling is assured through the non-flammability, non-corrosive nature of JMAC. For In-can preservation, the excellent thermal and pH stability of JMAC biocides means they can be used in a wide range of industrial applications, such as polymer emulsions, paints, sealants and adhesives. more

  • JMAC LP 10

    JMAC LP 10 is a preservative active with antimicrobial properties that reduces the spread of bacteria over the long term. The attractiveness of JMAC’s antimicrobial protection is reinforced by its low toxicity, non-sensitizing performance and very low environmental impact. JMAC meets Ecolabel standards for use in paints and coatings. JMAC is also suitable for home care applications. more

  • Nipacide CDI

    Nipacide CDI is an aqueous dispersion, dry film fungicide based on Carbendazim. Nipacide CDI is recommended for a wide range of coating applications including water-based paints and wood coatings. It is effective against a wide range of fungal species, responsible for the discoloration and degradation of surface coatings. more

  • Nipacide DFX 1

    Nipacide DFX 1 is an aqueous dispersion dry film fungicide based on Carbendazim, Diuron and Octyl isothiazolinone. Nipacide DFX1 is recommended for protection of a wide range of coating applications including water based decorative paints, wood stains and colours. Nipacide DFX 1 is effective against a wide range of fungal and algal species, responsible for the discoloration and degradation of surface coatings. more

  • Nipacide DFX 5

    Nipacide DFX 5 is an aqueous dispersion dry film fungicide based on Carbendazim, Diuron and Octyl isothiazolinone. Nipacide DFX 5 is recommended for protection of a wide range of coating applications including water based decorative paints, wood stains and colours. Nipacide DFX 5 is effective against a wide range of fungal and algal species, responsible for the discoloration and degradation of surface coatings. more

  • Nipacide PZI

    Nipacide PZI is a dry-film biocide based on zinc-pyrithione and IPBC. more

  • Nipacide PZT

    Nipacide PZT is a dry-film biocide on zinc-pyrithione and IPBC. more

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