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RHOPLEX™ ASE-108 NP Rheology Modifier

Polyacrylate based polymer that contains carboxylic acid groups. This rheology modifier works by neutralization of the acid groups by raising the pH of the thickener to a pH of greater than 7. This action causes the acid backbone to swell which interacts with the aqueous phase of the coating with the effect of raising viscosity. This thickener has excellent efficiency and develops high shear for higher coat weights.

Uses:

  • Paper and paperboard coatings
  • It is recommended for applications where coat weight build or high solids coatings are desired.

Benefits:

  • A good balance of thickening efficiency
  • Good balance of thickening efficiency and water holding
  • APEO Free*

*made without APEO-containing surfactant

Properties

These values are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

Typical Properties

  • Application Method Yes No Air Knife Coating, Brush, Conventional Size Press, Curtain Coating, Gravure Coater, Metered Size Press, Reverse Gravure Coater, Rod Coater, Roll, Roll Coating, 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 Food Contact Compliant, High Build, High Efficiency
  • Polymer Technology Yes No ASE
  • Recommended Binder Chemistry Yes No 100% Acrylic, Styrene Acrylic, Styrene Butadiene, Vinyl Acetate, Vinyl Acrylic, Vinyl Acrylic Ethylene (VAE)
  • Resistance Yes No Stain
  • Rheology Type Yes No Brookfield, Hercules High Shear, KU
  • Shear Yes No Low
  • System Yes No Water-based

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