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ACRYSOL™ RM-8WE Rheology Modifier

For Water Based Coatings, non-ionic urethane type polymer, designed to formulate high performance, environmentally friendly, low VOC or solvent-free interior/exterior paints. Mid-shear builder with a rheology profile similar to the one of ACRYSOL RM-8W Rheology Modifier, but no Sn compound has been intentionally added in its production process. Facilitates the formulation of paints with anexcellent balance between flow and sag. Delivered as a low viscosity liquid and is therefore very easy to incorporate and should facilitate the paint manufacturing process.

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
  • APEO Free*

*made without APEO-containing surfactant

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • % Solids Yes No 17.5 %
  • Application Method Yes No Brush, Roll, Spray
  • Dispersant Compatibility Yes No Hydrophobic
  • ECO Benefits Yes No APEO Free, Formaldehyde Free, Low Odor, Low VOC Capable, Tin Free
  • Ionic Nature Yes No Nonionic
  • Performance Benefits Yes No Leveling, Surface Smoothness
  • pH Yes No 5.5
  • pH Range Yes No Acidic (4 to <7)
  • Resistance Yes No Corrosion, Spatter, Water
  • Shear Yes No High, Medium
  • System Yes No Water-based

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