ROPAQUE™ Opaque Polymers


Dow's ROPAQUE™ feature opaque hollow-sphere polymeric pigments.


Uses:

  • Excellent for gloss, opacity and brightness development in paper and paperboard coatings
  • Paper and paperboard coatings
  • Excellent for sheet gloss, opacity and brightness development in paper and paperboard coatings
  • Paint/coatings additives
  • Improve the economics of waterborne coatings
  • Paperboard
  • High Performance Metal Protection Applications
  • In waterborne exterior and interior paint coatings
  • In formulating high opacity paints
  • To formulate paints with high scrub resistance and cleanability

Advantages:

  • Ammonia-free
  • Manufactured without the use of APEO-surfactants
  • Manufactured without the use of APEO-surfactants
  • Ammonia is not intentionally added and is not knowingly introduced from another raw material
  • Sheet gloss advantage over ROPAQUE AF-1055, ROPAQUE AF-1353
  • Hollow sphere pigment
  • Ammonia-free
  • Richer, longer-lasting colors outdoors
  • Better wet-to-dry color matching
  • Excellent scrub resistance and improved washability
  • Improved dirt resistance and durability in exterior paint coatings
  • Improved block resistance for interior paint coatings
  • Excellent wet and dry adhesion to aged alkyd paints, masonry, wood, and metal substrates
  • Compatible with a wide variety of pigments and extenders
  • Excellent response to rheology modifiers
  • Excellent paint formulation cost/property balance
  • Improved properties at lower raw material cost
  • Improved washability in interior paints
  • Richer, longer-lasting outdoors colors
  • Improved raw material cost/performance
  • It can replace ROPAQUE™ OP-62 LO Opaque Polymer in all types of paints
  • No ammonia added resulting in a low odor profile
  • Increased light scattering efficiency while maintaining coating performance
  • Greater cost savings while providing equal opacity and brightness
  • Significantly increased light scattering efficiency while maintaining paint performance
  • Greater cost savings while providing equal hiding
  • Allows partial replacement of TiO2
  • Lowers TiO2 demand and formulation cost
  • Improves paint application and performance properties
  • Wide formulation latitude from low to high
  • PVC paints APEO and ammonia-free
  • Low VOC
  • Lower carbon footprint compared to TiO2 APEO and ammonia are not intentionally added and are not knowingly introduced from another raw material
  • Enhances titanium dioxide (TiO2) efficiency through spacing
  • Consistent opacity contribution due to inherent light scattering
  • APEO free, ammonia free and low VOC
  • Complements exterior durability of high quality exterior paints

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Europe, Middle East, Africa & India

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Asia Pacific

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