Dispersogen 4387

Dispersing agent for water-based pigment preparations

Edition Date :
September 20, 2021
Dispersogen 4387 is an anionic, surfactant-based dispersing agent for water-based pigment preparations, suitable for inorganic and organic pigments as well as for specialty carbon blacks. Dispersogen 4387 is especially recommended for use in point-of-sales colorants and concentrates for in-plant tinting. The general dosage recommendation is 10-30 % on organic pigments and 5-10% on inorganic pigments.

The advantages of Dispersogen 4387 are:

  • low VOC
  • hazard label free
  • free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates
  • compliant with ecolabel criteria
  • high pigment concentration
  • low viscosity of the preparation
  • high stability of the preparation in a wide temperature range
  • broad registration status:Canada (DSL), Europe (REACH), China (IECSC), Korea (KECI), Taiwan (NECI), New Zealand (NZIoC), Philippines (PICCS), USA (TSCA). Volume limitations to be observed for import to Australia and Japan.


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Product Function
  • Wetting & dispersing agent
Chemical Type
  • Anionic products
  • Pigment preparation
  • Wetting
  • Dispersing

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Technical Data
Composition:   oligomeric ester
 Active content: approx. 80%
 Ionicity: anionic
 Appearance:  brownish, turbid liquid
 pH value, 1% in water: 6-8 
 Solubility: soluble in water
 Density: approx. 1.1 g/cm3
 Flash point: >120°C 

Application area
 - Point-of-sales colorants
 - Concentrates for in-plant tinting

 End-use systems

- Water-based end-use systems

Pigment applicability
- Organic pigments
- Inorganic pigments
- Specialty carbon blacks (such as Printex 85, 300, V/U and Color Black FW 171 from Orion Engineered Carbons)

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