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
        ✓ 

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Products

WB High PVC (EMULSION)

WB Low PVC (ACRYLIC)

SB Low PVC (ALKYD)

> Dispersogen® AN 200


> Dispersogen® ECS


 ✓
> Dispersogen® LFS


 ✓
> Dispersogen® MT 200



> 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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