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ACRYSOL™ RM-12WE Rheology Modifier

Nonionic rheology modifier designed to offer high low-shear viscosity with an extremely shear thinning rheology and excellent thickening efficiency. Offers excellent sag resistance with minimal effect on flow and leveling. While not capable of providing true thixotropy, it can offer advantages typical of thixotropes. These properties include improved brush/roller loading, good anti-drip properties, good in-can structure, and excellent flow/sag balance. Can be used in a variety of interior and exterior paint formulations. It is particularly suited for use as a co-thickener to improve flow/sag balance with other associative Rheology Modifier, such as ACRYSOL™ RM-2020 E Rheology Modifier. Can be used in gloss, semigloss, sheen and flat formulations based on acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic latex. The highly shear thinning nature of this material makes it suitable for spray applications. Provided as an easy to handle, solventfree and tin-free liquid that is easy to incorporate in the manufacturing process.


  • Interior and exterior paints
  • Wide range of sheen through high gloss paints, including low-VOC formulations
  • Water-based architectural and industrial coatings
  • Utility with all binder types
  • Additive Applications
  • Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Paint/coatings
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Paper processing and finishing
  • Building and Construction
  • Nonwoven binders
  • General industrial finishes
  • Art conservation applications
  • Water-based industrial baking enamels


  • Broad formulation latitude
  • Ease of handling
  • Use over a wide pH range
  • Reduced levels required for comparable rheology
  • Improved gloss development
  • Excellent spatter resistance
  • Broad latex compatibility
  • Excellent sag resistance
  • Low shear viscosity
  • APEO Free*

*made without APEO-containing surfactant


These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • KU Efficiency Yes No Good
  • Recommended Binder Chemistry Yes No 100% Acrylic, Styrene Acrylic, Styrene Butadiene, Vinyl Acetate, Vinyl Acrylic, Vinyl Acrylic Ethylene (VAE)

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