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ACRYSOL™ DR-180 Rheology Modifier

Hydrophobically modified, alkali-soluble, anionic associative thickener, designed to offer medium shear rate viscosity in interior/exterior paints. Can be used as either a primary or co-thickener in water based coatings. Facilitates the formulation of paints with excellent thickening efficiency, a very good heat-aging stability, washability, color acceptance and low foaming in roller applications. Offers the potential to improve hiding in the manufacture of some paints. Paints formulated with ACRYSOL™DR-180 Rheology Modifier as a sole thickener offers improved flow and leveling over that of cellulosic thickeners, and lower raw material cost compared to cellulosic thickeners. Delivered as a low viscosity liquid, offers ease and handling and incorporation during paint manufacture. It is resistant to microbiological degradation, and offers resistance to viscosity loss in the paint, a common problem encountered by paint manufacturers. APEO-free and contains no added formaldehyde or formaldehyde generators.

Uses:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • Broad formulation latitude
  • Ease of handling
  • Use over a wide pH range
  • Reduced levels required for comparable rheology
  • Improved gloss development versus HEC
  • Most offerings ideal for low VOC formulations
  • Product offerings across different sheer ranges
  • Excellent spatter resistance
  • Broad latex compatibility

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • % Solids Yes No 35 %
  • Application Method Yes No Blade Coating, Brush, Metered Size Press, Roll, Spray
  • Dispersant Compatibility Yes No Hydrophilic, Polyacid
  • ECO Benefits Yes No APEO Free, Formaldehyde Free, Low Odor, Low VOC Capable, Tin Free
  • Ionic Nature Yes No Anionic
  • Performance Benefits Yes No High Efficiency, Leveling
  • pH Yes No 3.5
  • pH Range Yes No Very Acidic (<4)
  • Polymer Technology Yes No HASE
  • Recommended Binder Chemistry Yes No 100% Acrylic, Styrene Acrylic, Styrene Butadiene, Vinyl Acetate, Vinyl Acrylic, Vinyl Acrylic Ethylene (VAE)
  • Resistance Yes No Spatter, Stain
  • Rheology Type Yes No Brookfield, Capillary, Hercules High Shear, ICI, KU
  • Shear Yes No High, Medium
  • System Yes No Water-based

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