Rheology Modifiers

Name Chemical characterization Appearance Dry solids Viscosity pH Density Net charge
Acrylan L 250 Acrylic-Acid-Copolymer white dispersion 25 ± 1 2500 ± 1000 6.0 ± 1 1.10 ± 0.03 a
Aqueous thickener for coating formulations with higher pigment load. High adsorption affinity to mineral surfaces. Very good OBA carrier. Provides additional electrostatic and steric stabilization.
Acrylan L 260 Acrylic-Acid-Copolymer white dispersion 25 ± 1 2500 ± 1000 6.0 ± 1 1.10 ± 0.03 a
Aqueous thickener for coating formulations with higher pigment load. High adsorption affinity to mineral surfaces. Very good OBA carrier. Provides additional electrostatic and steric stabilization.
Acrylan L 270 Acrylic-Ester-Copolymer yellowish, viscous liquid 20 ± 1 1000 ± 500 5.0 ± 1 1.05 ± 0.03 a
Rheological additive for high speed metering size presses, single coat and top coat. Promotes plastic flow and prevents misting and bleeding.
Acrylan L 272 Acrylic-Ester-Copolymer yellowish, viscous liquid 20 ± 1 500 ± 250 5.0 ± 1 1.05 ± 0.03 a
Rheological additive for high speed metering size presses, single coat and top coat. Promotes plastic flow and prevents misting and bleeding.
Acrylan L 275 Acrylic-Acid-Methacrylatecopolymer white dispersion 25 ± 1 1500 ± 750 6.0 ± 1 1.05 ± 0.03 n
Comb type polymer for steric stabilization of coating formulations. Imparts more plastic flow and improves physical paper properties, like gloss and smoothness.
Acrylan PB 25 Silicate-PVOH-Compound greyish liquid 17 ± 1 1000 ± 500 9.5 ± 0.5 1.04 ± 0.03 a
Hybrid cobinder containing an exfoliated layer silicate for strength and coating hold-out enhancement. Reduces high-shear viscosity and improves water retention significantly. Amount of Latex Binder can be reduced significantly.
Acrylan HS 25 Modified Polyvinyalcohol clear, viscous liquid 30 ± 1 3500 ± 1000 7.0 ± 1 1.07 ± 0.03 n
Modified PVOH used for high-solids paper coatings mainly based on ground calcium carbonate.
Acrylan RG 20 Methacrylate-Terpolymer clear liquid 18 ± 1 150 ± 100 5.0 ± 1 1.05 ± 0.03 n
Terpolymer with Polyether side chains which act as a mechanical spacer. Adsorbs on literally any solid/liquid interface. Prevents particles from approaching each other too closely and forming agglomerates. Drmatically improved high-shear viscosity.
Acrylan RG 40 Acrylate-Copolymer yellowish solution 40 ± 1 max. 500 8.5 ± 1 1.10 ± 0.03 a
Steric stabilizing agent for paper coatings. Leads to significantly improved high shear viscosity, better water retention, improved opacity, whiteness, smoothness and gloss.
Acrylan MI 25 Methacrylate-Terpolymer yellowish liquid 22 ± 1 max. 750 5.0 ± 1 1.05 ± 0.03 n
Steric stabilizing agent for high-solids paper coatings >72%, plastification of starch solutions, reduced retrogradation and viscosity of starch solutions.
Acrylan RM 4050 Modified Polyether clear liquid 50 ± 1.5 1000 ± 500 6.5 ± 1 1.08 ± 0.03 n
Plastification of starch solutions, reduced crack folding and wrinkles, reduced viscoelasticity, improved gloss paper and print gloss, reduced calander load, acts as OBA carrier.
Acrylan RM 308 Modified Polyether clear liquid 80 ± 1 125 ± 75 7.0 ± 1 1.12 ± 0.03 n
Lubricating agent for runnability improvement of textile coating formulations.
Acrylan RM 306/95 Modified Polyether clear liquid 72 ± 1 75 ± 50 7.0 ± 1 1.12 ± 0.03 n
Lubricating agent for runnability improvement of textile coating formulations.
Acrylan VT 210 Polyacrylate-based Thickener viscous, turbid liquid 10 ± 1 2500 ± 1000 8.5 ± 1 1.05 ± 0.03 a
Thickener for coating and printing pastes for the formulation of textile coatings based on polyurethane or pure acrylic. Improves the flow and leveling properties of waterborne coating systems.
Acrylan VT 250 Polyurethane-based Thickener white opaque liquid 20 ± 1 max. 15.000 7.0 ± 1 1.03 ± 0.03 n
Associative thickener producing a laergely Newtonian rheological profile. Exhibits excellent compatibility with all binder dipserions and all types of thickeners such as HEU, HASE or cellulose ether.
Acrylan VT 270 Polyurethane-based Thickener yellowish, turbid liquid 50 ± 2 max. 9.000 7.0 ± 1 1.08 ± 0.03 n
Is more effective in small particle size emulsions based on pure acrylic, styrene-acrylic and styrene-butadiene. Highly efficient, no yellowing or chalking in the cured film.