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Dispersing agent for universal colorants & compatibilizer for tinted waterborne and solventborne deco paints

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/compatibilizer 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.
The advantages of Dispersogen ECS are:
  • low VOC
  • hazard label free
  • free of alkylphenol ethoxylates
  • ecolabel compliant
  • broad registration status: Australia (AICS), Canada (DSL), Europe (REACH), Japan (ENCS), China (IECSC), Korea (KECI), Taiwan (NECI), New Zealand (NZIoC), Philippines (PICCS)
Product details
Product Function
  • Wetting & dispersing agent
Chemical Type
  • Anionic products
  • Pigment preparation
  • Waterborne paints
  • Solventborne paints
  • Wetting
  • Compatibilizing
  • Dispersing
Technical Data
Composition:   alkyl polyglycol ether carboxylate
 Active content: approx. 30%
 Ionicity: anionic
 Appearance: clear, yellowish liquid
 pH value, 10% in water: 8-9 
 Solubility: soluble in water
 Density: approx. 1.06 g/cm3
 Crystallization temperature: < 0 °C 
 Viscosity: approx. 200 mPas 

Use as wetting agent/compatibilizer:

•Waterborne emulsion paints (high PVC)
•Waterborne acrylic lacquer (low PVC)
•Solventborne alkyd lacquer (low PVC)

Use as dispersing agent:

Application area
•Concentrates for in-plant tinting

End-use systems
•Water-based end-use systems
•Solvent-based end-use systems

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

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