ACRYSOL™ Rheology Modifiers

ACRYSOL™ Rheology Modifiers offer low, mid, and high shear solutions adaptable to changing shear rates while supporting specific formulation goals. ACRYSOL™ HASE and HEUR Rheology Modifers deliver specific benefits individually and, when used in combination, can facilitate unique performance properties that neither chemistry family can provide alone.


  • For interior and exterior paints
  • Building and Construction
  • Paint/coatings emulsions
  • Water based paint applications
  • Interior and exterior latex paints
  • Water based coatings
  • For use in a wide range of sheen through high gloss paints, including low-VOC formulations
  • For use in water-based architectural and industrial coatings
  • Efficient KU-builder for the PVA and VAE binder formulation space
  • Utility with all binder types
  • Significant ICI contribution
  • Solvent free*, water based, no VOC intentionally added
  • Provided as low viscosity liquid
  • Paint/coatings
  • Leather
  • Building and Construction
  • Paint/coatings additives
  • Low VOC solvent-free interior and exterior paints
  • For Additive Applications
  • Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS)
  • Interior and exterior latex paints
  • Paint/coatings
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Paper processing and finishing
  • Textile
  • Building and Construction
  • Nonwoven binders
  • Nonwoven materials
  • Paint/coatings additives- Paper processing and finishing
  • Dip coatings for brass
  • Alkali-removable temporary coatings
  • General industrial finishes
  • Conservation applications, such as consolidating plaster, wall paintings, bones and materials from archeological sites
  • Water-based industrial baking enamels


  • Outstanding application properties
  • Excellent finished paint appearance
  • Solvent free, water based, no VOC intentionally added
  • Provided as low viscosity liquid
  • Broad formulation latitude
  • Ease of handling
  • Excellent brush/drag, film build, spatter resistance
  • Reduced levels required for comparable rheology
  • Excellent flow and levelling
  • High and sharp gloss development
  • High efficiency
  • Ideal for low VOC formulations
  • Resistant to microbial and enzymatic attack
  • Solvent-free
  • Low odour
  • Use over a wide pH range
  • Solvent is not intentionally added and is not knowingly introduced from another raw material.
  • Good high shear viscosity build
  • Excellent spatter resistance
  • Excellent gloss development
  • Superior film build – better hiding
  • Resistant to microbe and enzyme attack
  • Easy to incorporate
  • Improved efficiency
  • Excellent flow/sag balance
  • Optimizes gloss potential
  • Solvent-free & low odor
  • Broad formulation latitude
  • Use over a wide pH range
  • Resistant to microbial attack
  • Enables excellent balance of flow/leveling and film building
  • Facilitates maximum gloss development and superb spatter resistance
  • Virtually immune to microbial attack due to its synthetic nature
  • Broad latex compatibility and highly effective as a sole thickener in many formulations
  • Low-viscosity liquid for ease and convenience of handling
  • Good thickening efficiency, and spatter resistance
  • Good balance of sag resistance with excellent flow and leveling
  • Excellent choice for low odor, low VOC applications
  • Facilitates improved applied hiding and smooth application appearance
  • Easy to handle and incorporate during manufacturing process
  • Low odor, low VOC applications
  • Excellent flow and leveling
  • High thickening efficiency, spatter resistance
  • Resistance to microbial attack
  • Solvent-free
  • Low odor
  • Resistant to enzymatic attack
  • Excellent water and alkali resistance
  • Ease-of-handling
  • Solvents are not intentionally added and are not knowingly introduced from another raw material.
  • Good viscosity stability to colorant addition
  • Spatter resistance
  • Excellent flow/sag resistance balance
  • Low odor, low VOC applications
  • Excellent sag resistance
  • Superior film build
  • Lower raw material cost
  • Better leveling than most cellulosics
  • Improved spatter resistance
  • Microbe-enzyme resistance
  • Outstanding flow and pigment dispersion
  • Significant toughness
  • Supplied in water and can be solubilized readily
  • Clear and pigmented films
  • Can be formed at room temperature or by force drying
  • Excellent gloss and film image clarity
  • Excellent sprayability for both conventional and electrostatic disc application
  • High enamel solids in an aqueous gloss system
  • Formulation latitude to permit a range of cosolvent levels low enough to meet anti-pollution requirements
  • Good enamel stability
  • Formulation simplicity

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