Genapol ED 3060

Compatibilizer for tinted waterborne and solventborne deco paints

Edition Date :
July 08, 2021

Genapol ED 3060 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 0.5-1.5% in emulsion paints and 1.0-1.5% in acrylic lacquers, and 0.5-1.5% in alkyd lacquers.  

Product properties:
  • very low VOC (< 0.5%)
  • free of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO) 
  • hazard label free
  • easy to handle (liquid material; soluble in water)
  • suitable for ecolabel certified paints


Formulation benefits:
  • increased tinting strength 
  • prevents the rub-out effects  
  • improved wetting of the coated surface
  • good adhesion on metal and polyethylene 
  • improved compatibility of pigments with polymers and binders 
  • reduced water absorption
  • reduces haze
  • reduces the foam build up
  • no side effects on surface drying, overpaintability or yellowing 
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Product Function
  • Wetting Agent
  • Compatibilizer
  • Paint
  • Waterborne paints
  • Solvent-borne paints
  • Architectural Coatings

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Technical Data
Product group:  EO/PO block copolymer
Active content: 100%
Appearance: yellowish liquid
pH value: 10 -11
Solubility: soluble in water
Density: approx. 1.03 g/cm3 
Viscosity: approx. 1300 mPas 
Pour point:  -39 °C
Flash point: approx. 220 °C
Use as wetting agent/compatibilizer in deco paints:
•water-borne emulsion paints (high PVC): use recommendation: 0.5-1.5% supply dosage
•water-borne acrylic lacquers (low PVC): use recommendation: 1.0-1.5% supply dosage
•solvent-borne alkyd lacquers (low PVC): use recommendation: 0.5-1.5% supply dosage
  • Low VOC content (< 0.5 wt.% acc. to ISO 11890-2)
  • Free of human hazard label (non irritant to eye and skin)
  • Free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates
  • Reflects market trend towards low odor waterborne paints having less impact on the environment than solvent borne paints
  • Suitable for hazard-label free formulations (acc. EU/CLP directive)
  • High active content: 100 %
  • Increased efficiency in the use phase due to improved compatibility, leading to reduced rub-out and higher tinting strength
  • Multifunctionality helps to reduce volume of other formulants (e.g. defoaming agents)
  • Free of environmental hazard label
  • Less impact on aquatic life (LC50 > 500 mg/l)
  • Assistance in formulation development and regulatory guidance
  • Product multifunctionality reduces formulation complexity
  • Effective at low use concentration (0.1-0.5 %)
  • Compliant with eco label criteria (European Ecoflower, German Blue Angel, Scandinavian Nordic Swan, French NF Environment)
  • Easy to handle (liquid and soluble in water)
  • Suitable for colorants with eco labels (compliant with criteria of Blue Angel, Ecoflower)
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