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PRIMAL™ RM-12W Rheology Modifier

A non-ionic, solvent-free*, hydrophobically modified ethylene oxide urethane (HEUR) rheology modifier, designed to offer high low-shear viscosity with an extremely shear thinning rheology and excellent thickening efficiency.

Uses:

  • For interior and exterior economy paints.
  • For use in flat to semi gloss formulations
  • For use in water-based architectural and industrial coatings
  • For used in high-build architectural coatings

Benefits:

  • Facilitates the formulation of low odor, low VOC coatings
  • Broad formulation latitude
  • Efficient Brookfield viscosity build for enhanced sag resistance
  • Rheology profile helps deliver improved roller loading during application
  • Delivers shear-thinning rheology profile similar to HEC without spatter during application
  • APEO Free*
  • Formaldehyde free

*made without APEO-containing surfactant

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • % Solids Yes No 19 %
  • Appearance Yes No Opaque, white to yellow liquid
  • Density (wet) Yes No 1.04 g/ml
  • pH Yes No 6.5
  • pH Range Yes No Acidic (4 to <7)
  • Solvent Yes No Water
  • Viscosity (Brookfield LV #2, 6 rpm, 25 °C) Yes No < 3500 mPa.s

Unlike conventional thickeners, PRIMAL™ RM-12W Rheology Modifier offers excellent sag resistance with minimal effect on flow and leveling. While not delivering 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. 

PRIMAL™ RM-12W Rheology Modifier facilitates the formulation of 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 thickeners, such as PRIMAL™ RM-2020NPR.Rheology Modifier. PRIMAL™ RM-12W Rheology Modifier can be used in gloss, semigloss, sheen and flat acrylic, and vinyl acrylic latex formulations. The highly shear thinning nature of this material makes it ideal for spray applications. PRIMAL™ RM-12W Rheology Modifier is supplied as an easy to handle, solvent-free* liquid that is easy to incorporate into the manufacturing process.

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