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Wettings agents

FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

Wetting agents/compatibilizers are added to waterborne and solvent-borne coatings to increase the tinting strength and to improve the compatibility with pigments in order to reduce rub-out effects.

Clariant has evaluated its range of wetting agents/compatibilizers for waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC), waterborne acrylic lacquers (low PVC) and solvent-borne alkyd lacquers (low PVC) according to a comprehensive set of parameters.

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Possible effects of wetting agents on the coating formulation

WB High PVC (Emulsion)

WB Low PVC (Acrylic)

SB Low PVC (Alkyd)

Tinting strength


Rub-out


 ✓
Water absorption


 
Open time



Freeze-thaw stability


 
Substrate wetting on metal



Substrate wetting on polyethylene
✓   
Reducing grinding time
 ✓  

WB High PVC (Emulsion)

WB Low PVC (Acrylic)

SB Low PVC (Alkyd)

Storage stability


Impact on gloss


 ✓
Haze effect


 ✓
Foaming during formulation and application



Blocking


 ✓
Wet-scrub



Surface drying and overpaintability

   ✓
Levelling
   
Yellowing
    ✓ 

Our full portfolio:

TECHNICAL DATA, MSDS FILES & SAMPLES

All our products are ecolabel compliant, APEO free and low-VOC. Click on the products to learn more.

Products

WB High PVC (EMULSION)

WB Low PVC (ACRYLIC)

SB Low PVC (ALKYD)

> Dispersogen® AN 200


> Dispersogen® ECS


 ✓
> Dispersogen® LFS


 ✓
> Dispersogen® PL 30


 ✓
> Emulsogen® LCN 118
  ✓   ✓
> Emulsogen® LCN 158
   ✓ ✓ 
> Emulsogen® LCN 287
 

> Emulsogen® TS 100



> Emulsogen® TS 200



> Genapol® ED 3060



> Genapol® O 080


 
> Genapol® O 100



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