Dispersogen PL 40

Dispersing agent for water-based pigment preparations

Edition Date :
September 20, 2021
Dispersogen PL 40 is an anionic, polymeric dispersing agent for water-based pigment preparations, suitable for organic pigments and specialty carbon blacks.

Dispersogen PL 40 is recommended for use in concentrates for in-plant tinting. The general dosage recommendation is 20-50% on organic pigments.

The advantages of Dispersogen PL 40 are:

  • low VOC
  • hazard label free
  • free of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO)
  • ecolabel compliant
  • low dispersion viscosity of the pigment preparation
  • prevents sedimentation or syneresis
  • good compatibility with resins and binders in waterborne coatings and inks
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Product Function
  • Wetting & dispersing agent
Chemical Type
  • Polymers
  • Pigment preparation
  • Wetting
  • Dispersing

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Technical Data
Composition:   graft polymer
 Active content: approx. 40%
 Ionicity: anionic
 Appearance: clear, yellowish liquid
 pH value, 5% in water: 6-7 
 Solubility: soluble in water
 Density: approx. 1.12 g/cm3
 Crystallization point: < 0 °C 
 Viscosity: approx. 100 mPas 
Application area
  • Concentrates for in-plant tinting
End-use systems 
  • Water-based end-use systems
Pigment applicability
  • Organic pigments
  • Specialty carbon blacks (such as Printex 85, 300, V/U from Orion Engineered Carbons)

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