The beauty of buildings lies in not only in their visual appeal through colours and structures, but also in their sense of solidity and stability. The chemicals industry assists architects and builders through a wide variety of coatings and allied materials, and Surya Corporation is proud to represent the leading principals in the field.
The range of architectural coatings includes surface wetting agents, binders, defoamers, dispersants, pigments, rheology modifiers and surfactants. Not only do these products enhance the performance and appearance of paints; but also provide benefits such as enhanced surface wetting, rust retardance, weather resilience and increasing the colour spectrum of pigments. Initiate a conversation with us to find the solution that's just right for you.
Rheology Modifiers & Thickeners
ACRYSOL™ ASE-60 GS Rheology Modifier (Alkaline-soluble emulsion (ASE) type rheology modifier for water-based coatings):
ACRYSOL™ ASE-60 GS Rheology Modifier is supplied as a low viscosity emulsion at low pH; it thickens as pH increases and develops full viscosity at about pH 8 - 8.5. Effective at low usage levels, it builds viscosity rapidly. ACRYSOL ASE-60 GS Rheology Modifier develops a pseudoplastic rheology which helps prevent layering upon storage of the paint. It is suggested to dilute the product with water in a ratio of 1:2 before addition.
ACRYSOL DR 130 Rheology Modifier (Hydrophobically Modified, Alkali Soluble, Anionic associative thickener for latex paints, An easy to use alternative to cellulosic thickener):
ACRYSOL DR 130 Rheology Modifier, a product of Dow Coating Materials is a synthetic, liquid thickener that provides a low-cost/high-performance alternative to cellulosic thickeners in interior flat latex paints. ACRYSOL DR 130 Rheology Modifier provides application and feel properties very similar to high molecular weight grades of cellulosic thickeners. ACRYSOL DR 130 Rheology Modifier is easy to handle and incorporate into paint and is highly resistant to microbial attack. It could be incorporated either at the mill base stage, before or after addition of pigments and extenders to give consistency to the mill base or at the let-down stage. While adding at let-down stage, it is recommended to dilute 1:1 with water and added slowly in order to prevent any shocking to the latex.
ACRYSOL™ GA-110 Grinding Additive (Multifunctional additive for Formulating Paints):
ACRYSOL™ GA-110 Grinding Additive is a synthetic, liquid multifunctional additive that offers both paint thickening and pigment / extender dispersing functionalities in latex paints, especially for formulating high PVC economic paints. ACRYSOL GA-110 Grinding Additive should be added in the grinding stage and be neutralized with appropriate bases. It can replace all or most of dispersants and thickeners in conventional latex paint formulations. ACRYSOL GA-110 Grinding Additive facilitates a simpler paint making process and offers reduced formulation cost. It is easy to handle and is less susceptible to microbial attack. ACRYSOL GA-110 Grinding Additive has a high thickening and dispersing efficiency, and offers excellent paint film hiding and whiteness. Paints based on ACRYSOL GA-110 Grinding Additive offer excellent scrub resistance / washability with good paint stability. It also offers good flow/levelling and spattering resistance. It is an excellent choice for high PVC paint formulations.
ACRYSOL™ RM-825 Rheology Modifier
ACRYSOL RM-825 is a non-ionic urethane rheology modifier, designed for formulating interior/exterior paints ranging from highly structured to paints that portray nearly Newtonian behaviour. ACRYSOL RM-825 rheology modifier shows a very good balance of low and high shear viscosity. The nature of this balance is dependent on formulations and latex types as described in later sections of this document. This allows the formulation of paints meeting a variety of rheological requirements. ACRYSOL RM-825 can be used as a co-thickener in many types of formulations for attaining a desired balance of low and high shear viscosities. It has excellent water and alkali resistance.
ACRYSOLTM RM-2020NPR (Solvent-Free, Anionic Urethane Rheology Modifier for Latex Paints):
ACRYSOL™ RM-2020NPR is a non-ionic, solvent-free, hydrophobically modified ethylene oxide urethane (HEUR) rheology modifier that provides excellent flow and levelling, film formation, gloss development and high shear (film build) viscosity in interior and exterior latex paints. ACRYSOLRM-2020NPR was developed to replace ACRYSOL RM-1020 (RM-1020PR, RM-2020) and provides improved syneresis resistance in latex paint formulations.
ACRYSOL™ RM-2020NPR is particularly suited to be used with a KU efficient rheology modifier such as ACRYSOL RM-12W or RM-8W to reach a desired balance of high and low shear viscosity in flat through gloss formulations. When used in combination with small particle size hydrophobic binders in high gloss through semigloss acrylic paints, ACRYSOL RM-2020NPR can be used as a sole thickener.
ACRYSOL™ SCT-275 Rheology Modifier:
ACRYSOL™ SCT-275 Rheology Modifier is an efficient non-ionic polyethylene oxide (HEUR) associative rheology modifier which can impart excellent rheological properties including flow and levelling, uniform film formation and film build, to latex based coatings. ACRYSOL SCT-275 Rheology Modifier is recommended for use in flat to semigloss paints and primers for both exterior paints and premium interior paints. It is especially suited to replace or be blended with conventional cellulosic thickeners where improved flow and levelling, increased hiding, and spatter resistance is desired. ACRYSOL SCT-275 Rheology Modifier is particularly suited for low solids, vinyl acrylic formulations where it yields excellent flow/sag balance, colour acceptance, and syneresis resistance. ACRYSOL SCT-275 Rheology Modifier is supplied as a low viscosity liquid that is easy to handle and incorporate in the paint making process.
ACRYSOL™ DR-72 Designed Rheology for Cellulosic Alternative (Hydrophobically Modified Alkali-Soluble Anionic Associative Thickener for Latex Paints):
ACRYSOL DR-72 is a synthetic, liquid thickener that provides a low cost/high performance alternative to cellulosic thickeners in interior flat latex paints. ACRYSOL DR-72 provides application and feel properties very similar to high molecular weight grades of cellulosic thickeners. ACRYSOL DR-72 is easy to handle and incorporate into the paint and is highly resistant to microbial attack.
OROTAN™ 731A Hydrophobic Co-Polymer (Waterborne Pigment Dispersant)
OROTAN 731A is an extremely versatile pigment dispersant for acrylic, vinyl acrylic, and acrylic/styrene based coatings. This sodium salt of a carboxylate polyelectrolyte provides many formulating benefits, including:
OROTAN 731A provides good gloss and hiding at economical use levels. In addition, when formulated with a high performance binder and other high-quality additives, it can provide greater corrosion resistance to water based industrial coating formulations.
OROTAN™ 1288 Dispersant Waterborne Pigment Dispersant:
OROTAN™ 1288 Dispersant is a highly-effective polycarboxylic acid dispersant supplied at 45% solids in the sodium form. It is recommended for use in waterborne paint and coatings formulations where it offers a wide range of performance and formulation benefits. OROTAN 1288 Dispersant is highly compatible with anionic HASE and ACRYSOL™ DR Rheology Modifiers, offering excellent heat age and viscosity stability. It is very low foaming and is very efficient in dispersing mineral slurries. OROTAN 1288 Dispersant can be used in a wide range of formulations, including flat primers, low VOC paints, interior and exterior flat and semi-gloss paints. Use levels are in the range of 0.2% to 0.8% based on solid dispersant to solid pigment plus extenders.
OROTON CA-2500 Dispersant (Hydrophobic co-polymer pigment for Tinted waterborne Coatings):
OROTON CA -2500 Dispersant is a new class of hydrophobic co-polymer dispersants that are designed to maintain excellent colour acceptance and performance in a wide range of paint formulations. It is specially designed for problematic systems thickened with HASE Rheology Modifiers that traditionally have poor colour acceptance with hydrophobic co-polymer type pigment dispersants. OROTON CA 2500 Dispersants is supplied at 27% solids in the ammonia form and recommended for flat through high gloss acrylic, styrene acrylic, silicon modified acrylic, and vinyl acrylic formulations. It is also effective over a pH range of 6.5 – 10 with a wide temperature range. The hydrophobic nature of OROTON CA 2500 Dispersant allows it to have surfactant like properties offering excellent pigment wetting capability and compatibility with all Acrysol Rheology Modifiers.
EVOQUE™ 1242 Polymer (100% Acrylic Polymer based on EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer Technology For Interior / Exterior Flat to Gloss Architectural Coatings):
EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer Technology is a unique technology that offers improvements in titanium dioxide (TiO2) hiding efficiency and paint film barrier properties through the development of an engineered polymer-pigment composite. During the paint-making process, the pre-composite polymer combines with TiO2 to form a polymer-pigment composite which improves both the wet and dry hiding efficiency of the pigment. The hiding improvement gives formulators the option of either using less TiO2 or increasing the hiding in their formulations. In addition, barrier performance properties of the film are maintained or improved. Formulations can be developed which emphasize the performance improvements at similar cost or maintain performance at reduced cost while taking advantage of the increase in TiO2 hiding efficiency. EVOQUE Pre-Composite Polymer Technology works with most TiO2 slurry and dry grades and is compatible with other binder technologies. In addition, this technology works well with ROPAQUE™ Opaque Polymers, offering an additive effect for improved hiding efficiency and reduced dependence on TiO2. EVOQUE™ 1242 Polymer is a 100% acrylic pre-composite polymer emulsion, offering the benefit of pre-composite polymer technology. EVOQUE 1242 Polymer has proprietary crosslinking designed for premium exterior paints with a high level of dirt pick-up resistance. Based on a 100% acrylic polymer backbone, EVOQUE 1242 Polymer offers excellent exterior durability. It is well suited for tropical climates. Representing a major improvement over conventional thermoplastic acrylic technology, EVOQUE 1242 Polymer exhibits outstanding exterior dirt pick-up resistance, excellent mechanical stability and is most suitable for gloss, semi-gloss, sheen and below-CPVC (Critical Pigment Volume Concentration) flat exterior masonry paints. EVOQUE 1242 was developed without the introduction of Alkyl Phenyl Ethoxylate (APEO) surfactants and without formaldehyde or formaldehyde generators to address stringent environmental standards.
EVOQUE™ 1242 Polymer offers many performance attributes. Below is a list of some of the improvements seen in our laboratory testing over a wide range of formulations encompassing whites and pastels with various binder chemistries:
ROPAQUE™ ULTRA E (OPAQUE POLYMER):
Ropaque™ Ultra E opaque polymer expands the boundaries of light scattering technology, providing the most efficient dry hiding in interior and exterior coatings. Additionally, this non-film forming synthetic pigment is specially engineered to improve the economics of water-borne coatings while maintaining coating performance. Like its predecessors, Ropaque™ Ultra E, opaque polymer is a hollow-sphere polymeric pigment that allows paint manufacturers to reduce the raw material cost of their formulations with no performance penalties. Ropaque™ Ultra E is the most efficient product in the Ropaque™ opaque polymer family. In addition to providing the most efficient dry-hiding properties, Ropaque™ Ultra E, opaque polymer offers wide range benefits in interior and exterior paint formulations.
ROPAQUE™ ULTRA SD (Opacifying Polymer):
Rohm and Haas ROPAQUE™ ULTRA SD represents the highest performance yet for a polymeric opacifying agent. Like predecessors, ROPAQUE™ ULTRA SD, is a hollow sphere polymeric pigment allowing paint manufacturers to reduce the raw material cost of their formulations with no performance penalties. Introducing ROPAQUE™ ULTRA SD in conventional paints below the CPVC; the addition of ROPAQUE™ ULTRA SD to conventional paints allows the paint manufacturer to reduce the initial level of titanium dioxide and provide significant cost savings with equal properties. Because ROPAQUE™ ULTRA SD has a comparatively low binder demand, the total PVC can be slightly increased without sacrificing paint performance. The extenders level may need to be rebalanced to adjust gloss (ratio of large and small particle size) and the water level may need to be adjusted to keep volume solids constant.
DIRTSHIELD™ 12 Acrylic Emulsion100% Acrylic Polymer for Interior/Exterior Quality Paints:
DIRTSHIELD™ 12 Acrylic Emulsion is a 100% acrylic polymer emulsion with proprietary crosslinking designed for premium exterior paints with a high level of dirt pick-up resistance. Based on an all-acrylic backbone, DIRTSHIELD 12 Acrylic Emulsion provides excellent exterior durability and it is well suited for tropical climates. Representing a major improvement over conventional thermoplastic acrylic technology, DIRTSHIELD 12 Acrylic Emulsion exhibits outstanding exterior dirt pick-up resistance, excellent mechanical stability and is most suitable for gloss, semi-gloss, sheen and below-PVC (Critical Pigment Volume Concentration) flat exterior masonry paints. DIRTSHIELD 12 Acrylic Emulsion was developed without the introduction of ammonia, Alkyl Phenyl Ethoxylate (APEO)* and formaldehyde or formaldehyde generators** thus fulfilling various green label requirements.
ELASTENE 3762 ACRYLIC EMULSION (UV and ambient cross-linking, 100% acrylic polymer for flexible coating):
ELASTENE 3762 Acrylic Emulsion is the latest APEO free, 100% acrylic polymer specifically designed for use in exterior flexible coatings with excellent dirt pick-up resistance in hot and humid tropical climate. The soft backbone of ELASTENE 3762 Acrylic Emulsion allows the formation of an integrated, continuous film under ambient conditions without the need for a coalescing solvent and maintains long lasting flexibility. At the same time ELASTENE 3762 Acrylic Emulsion contains oxidative ambient and UV Cross-linking which results in paint film with good balance of toughness, flexibility, dirt pick-up and chemical resistance that other externally plasticised polymers cannot deliver. The unique chemistry offers high scrub resistance and excellent stain resistance; hence ELASTENE 3762 Acrylic Emulsion is also well suited for interior applications.
FASTRACK™ 53 Emulsion (For Waterborne Traffic Marking Paints):
FASTRACK™ 53 Emulsion is a 100% acrylic polymer designed specifically for use in waterborne traffic marking paints, especially when application occurs under marginal conditions of temperature, humidity and air flow.
Laboratory tests and road applications have shown that traffic marking paints formulated with FASTRACK™ 53 Emulsion offer faster drying in high humidity, low temperatures and poor air flow conditions, compared to conventional water based traffic paints. This fast dry capability improves the resistance of markings to early rain showers (early wash-out resistance).
FASTRACK™ 3427 Emulsion (For Waterborne Traffic Marking Paints):
FASTRACK™ 3427 Emulsion is a second generation all-acrylic emulsion for fast-dry waterborne traffic marking paints with improved durability. Traffic marking paints based on FASTRACK 3427 Emulsion feature fast dry over a broad range of application conditions, excellent durability in terms of retention of glass beads for night visibility and wear properties over asphalt, concrete and old markings.
PRIMAL™ AC-261 GS Acrylic Emulsion (100% Acrylic Emulsion for High Performance Semi-Gloss Paints):
PRIMAL™ AC-261 GS Acrylic Emulsion is a 100% acrylic dispersion supplied at 50% solids, based on the AC-261 polymer but adapted for environmental compliance regulations in the Middle East and Africa. PRIMAL AC-261 GS is based on the same polymer backbone as PRIMAL AC-261K and typically no reformulation will be required on formulations where PRIMAL AC-261K is being replaced. The exterior durability of PRIMAL AC-261 GS in semi-gloss and gloss formulations has been tested over a variety of substrates, and no differences were observed after 12 months exterior exposure. The 100% acrylic back bone ensures the gloss retention, tint retention, dirt pick-up resistance and alkali resistance will be equivalent to the high standard associated with the type of product. In addition, the proprietary adhesion technology incorporated in this dispersion will offer a high degree of crack resistance and facilitate adhesion to wood and alkyd repaint surfaces in wet and dry conditions. PRIMAL AC-261 GS is also a very suitable polymer for the formulation of interior semi-gloss paints, again demonstrating excellent adhesion and blister resistance in wet conditions (kitchens and bathrooms), plus excellent stain and scrub resistance. The acrylic composition ensures a high level of resistance to detergents and alkali cleaning agents. PRIMAL AC-261 GS is also a suitable binder for formulating floor paints, tennis court paints, concrete and fibre cement roof tile paints and other coatings where good exterior durability is needed.
PRIMAL™ AC -261S (100% Acrylic Emulsion Special Polymer for High Performance Exterior Paints):
PRIMAL AC -261S is a small particle acrylic latex that lends itself to a broad spectrum of paint formulations, resulting in coatings with excellent long-term durability. PRIMAL AC -261S acrylic emulsion is noted for its excellent adhesion on wide variety of surfaces such as wood, smooth concrete surfaces, old chalky painted surfaces, etc. It also has excellent abrasion resistance, alkali resistance & resistance to ultraviolet radiation. PRIMAL AC -261S acrylic emulsion is low foaming and quickly develops hardness which imparts superior dirt pick-up resistance in exterior paints formulated with it.
PRIMAL™ AC-261 Acrylic Emulsion(100% Acrylic Polymer for High Performance Exterior Paints):
PRIMAL™ AC-261 Acrylic Emulsion is a small particle size, acrylic polymer latex that lends itself to a broad spectrum of paint formulations, resulting in coatings with excellent long-term durability. PRIMAL AC-261 Acrylic Emulsion is noted for its excellent adhesion on wide variety of surfaces such as wood, smooth concrete surfaces, old chalky painted surfaces, etc. It also has excellent abrasion resistance, alkali resistance and UV resistance. PRIMAL AC-261 Acrylic Emulsion is low foaming and quickly develops hardness which imparts excellent dirt pick-up resistance in exterior paints formulated with it. Paint films based on PRIMAL AC-261 Acrylic Emulsion can resist wear after repeated cleaning.
PRIMAL AC-369S Acrylic Emulsion (100% Acrylic Polymer for Interior/Exterior Quality Paints):
PRIMAL AC-369S Acrylic Emulsion is ammonia free, APEO free and manufactured without added formaldehyde or formaldehyde generators. It is based on Dow Coating materials widely successful PRIMAL AC 261-S full acrylic platform. Like its predecessor, PRIMAL AC-369 S Acrylic Emulsion is noted for its good abrasion resistance, excellent resistance to UV radiation, excellent addition to masonry, wood, metal and old paint surfaces, very good alkaline resistance and great versatility in formulating. PRIMAL AC-369S acrylic emulsion is low-foaming and quickly develops hardness and addition properties. PRIMAL AC 369 S, exhibits excellent mechanical stability and can be formulated into paintsof different gloss/sheen levels; it is especially suitable for sheen and flat offering a good balance of dirt pick-up resistance and durability. Being ammonia free paint manufacturers have the ability to formulate PRIMAL AC 369 S acrylic emulsion into low odour paints.
PRIMAL™ AS-511 Emulsion (Acrylic-styrene Emulsion Polymer for Interior / Exterior Flat to Sheen Paints and High Build Texture Coatings):
PRIMAL™ AS-511 Emulsion is an acrylic-styrene, water-based, small particle size, emulsion polymer suitable for interior / exterior matt, flat and high sheen paints and high build texture coatings. PRIMAL AS-511 Emulsion offers a high level of scrub resistance, water whitening resistance and alkali resistance in higher PVC paints. PRIMAL AS-511 Emulsion offers very good long term outdoor durability when used in exterior paints and texture coatings.
PRIMAL™ AS-571 Emulsion Acrylic-styrene Emulsion Polymer for Interior / Exterior Flat to Sheen Paints and High Build Texture Coatings):
PRIMAL™ AS-571 Emulsion is an acrylic-styrene, APEO-free*, water-based, small particle size, emulsion polymer suitable for interior / exterior matt, flat and high sheen paints and high build texture coatings. PRIMAL AS-571 Emulsion offers a high level of scrub resistance, water whitening resistance and alkali resistance in higher PVC paints. PRIMAL AS-571 Emulsion offers very good long term outdoor durability when used in exterior paints and texture coatings.
PRIMAL HG -91 Acrylic Emulsion (100% Acrylic Polymer with ambient Cross-Linking chemistry for Gloss and Semi-Gloss Water based Paints):
Primal HG 91 Acrylic Emulsion is a 100% acrylic polymer designed for water-based gloss enamels offering excellent film resistance properties and appearance. Primal HG 91 acrylic emulsion uses ambient temperature cross-linking technology to offer improved film performance versus conventional polymers. It has a high gloss potential, excellent hardness development and durability for interior and exterior applications.
PRIMAL™ SF-240 Acrylic Emulsion (100% Acrylic Emulsion for Premium Quality Interior Paints):
PRIMAL™ SF-240 Acrylic Emulsion based on FORMASHIELD™ Technology is a low odour, 100% acrylic polymer that has the distinct functionality of enhancing indoor air quality through reacting with selective organic compounds in the air. With no ammonia, APEO, nor formaldehyde containing materials added in the manufacturing of this product, it has the potential for formulating paints that meet stringent environmental standards. PRIMAL SF-240 Acrylic Emulsion contains ambient cross-linking technology; this enhances the toughness and resistance properties of the fully cured paint film.
ROSHIELD™ 530 Emulsion (Waterborne Acrylic Polymer for Factory-Applied Wood Coatings):
ROSHIELD™ 530 Emulsion is a small particle size acrylic emulsion polymer containing proprietary self-crosslinking technology. It is offered for factory-applied interior wood coatings requiring early hardness, block resistance, sandability and water resistance. It can be used in clear formulations as a sealer and topcoat or in lightly pigmented coatings.
MAINCOTE™ HG-100 Emulsion (Waterborne Acrylic Polymer for General Industrial Applications):
MAINCOTE™ HG-100 Emulsion is designed for waterborne general industrial applications. MAINCOTE HG-100 Emulsion facilitates the formulation of high quality primers and gloss topcoats. The full gloss capability and adhesion to various metal substrates allows MAINCOTE HG-100 Emulsion to be an excellent choice for general waterborne industrial applications. MAINCOTE HG-100 Emulsion is APEO free*.
BIOBAN™ 551 S (Antimicrobial In-can Preservation for Universal Use in Aqueous Technical Products):
BIOBAN™ 551 S Antimicrobial is a novel combination of active substances with a broad range of activity against bacteria as well as yeasts and molds. It is a universal in-can preservative for paints, plasters, binder dispersions, adhesives and other technical products. BIOBAN 551 S Antimicrobial is a combination of 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and 2-methyl 1,2 benzisothiazolin-3-one. BIOBAN 551 S is free of halogenated compounds, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers and does not contribute to VOC or AOX of the finished product. BIOBAN 551 S is a liquid, easy to handle, meter and incorporate and has a good compatibility in paint and binder systems.
BIOBAN™ 623 CF (Antimicrobial In-can preservative for technical products):
BIOBAN™ 623 CF Antimicrobial is a copper-free liquid combination of active substances to preserve aqueous products such as dispersion paints, emulsion paints, glues, cutting oils, thickening pastes and binder dispersions.
BIOBAN™ CS-1135 (Preservative):
BIOBAN™ CS-1135 is a broad-spectrum bactericide based on oxazolidine (4,4-dimethyloxazolidine) chemistry. The product is a cost-effective antimicrobial that offers both performance and stability in alkaline systems and products such as metalworking fluids, oil and gas production, and mineral slurries. In addition, BIOBAN CS-1135 is registered for use as an in-can preservative for paints, inks, emulsions, non-food contact adhesives, surfactants, and in consumer, household and institutional products. BIOBAN CS-1135 helps prevent bacterial degradation in these systems which often result in gas production, off-odours, changes in colour and loss of viscosity and film forming properties. Its active component is both water- and oil-soluble. BIOBAN CS-1135 does not contain any metallic or halogenated compounds, or any organic derivatives of sulphur, boron, or phosphorus.
In addition to its antibacterial activity, the amine functionality of BIOBAN CS-1135 provides:
DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial (The Ideal Biocide for clean-up of Microbially Contaminated Mineral Slurries):
The presence of microbial contamination in mineral slurries (e.g. kaolin, calcium carbonate, ground calcium carbonate, titanium dioxide, etc.) presents a series of problems for the manufacturers of these materials. The mineral slurry often provides an excellent environment for microbes to flourish and the contamination is often difficult to control with one or two biocides alone, due to microbial tolerance issues. The problem is further compounded by the fact that most mineral slurries end up in paper coatings and hence, the biocide used will require FDA clearance for indirect food contact applications. The slurries are also often produced under highly alkaline conditions, therefore further limiting the available biocides that are chemically stable or efficacious under these conditions. DOWICIL* QK-20 Antimicrobial addresses a number of critical performance needs for today’s mineral slurry producers:
DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial addresses the following needs of the mineral slurry producer:
DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial (The Ideal Biocide to Enhance Preservative Performance):
Paint manufacturers are constantly alert for potential improvements to managing microbial contamination. Bacteria can be introduced into a formulation from contaminated raw materials, inadequately cleaned equipment, or a dirty water supply at any point during the production process. Once DOWICIL* QK-20 Antimicrobial has been used to clean up a raw material or a formulation, the reduced bioburden may alleviate some of the stress placed on an in-can preservative. Additionally, DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial has shown the ability to enhance efficacy profiles of several commonly used in-can preservatives. Some of the more common in-can preservatives have been looked at in combination with a generic paint formulation to determine the effectiveness of DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial as a preservative enhancer.
DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial as a Preservative Enhancer:
A generic latex paint formulation was treated with several in-can preservatives, either alone or in combination with DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial. Preservatives tested included 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one or CMIT/MIT (1.5% active), 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one or BIT (19.3% active), and 4, 4-dimethyloxazolidine or DMO (78% active). The preserved generic latex paint formulation was then inoculated with a concentrated cocktail consisting of nine bacteria at a final concentration of approximately 109 CFU/mL. Samples were incubated at 30°C and read after 2, 4, 7, 24, 48 hours/ 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. Serial dilutions were done in broth to determine the most probable number of bacteria remaining, and log reductions were determined. The activity of CMIT/MIT, BIT, and DMO was enhanced when used in combination with DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial (Note: all preservative concentrations are given as product and have not been adjusted to account for the concentration of the active). When DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial was used to enhance the performance of CMIT/MIT, the level of in-can preservation was decreased from 1700 ppm to 425 ppm with the addition of 125 ppm of DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial. Similarly, a minimum concentration of 1500 ppm of BIT was necessary when the preservative was used alone but, when used in combination with 250 ppm DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial, a concentration of only 375 ppm was required to maintain the 5.5 log kill for 28 days. DMO was effective at a minimum concentration of 1250 ppm, but when combined with 125 ppm of DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial, only 80 ppm was required to maintain the 7 log kill for 28 days. In all three cases, the use of DOWICIL QK-20 Antimicrobial as a co-preservative resulted in comparable efficacy with considerably lower concentrations of the primary preservative.
KATHON™ LXE BIOCIDE (In-can Preservation for Paints and Other Technical Products):
KATHON™ LXE Biocide is an active ingredient preparation of chloromethylisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone to preserve paints, binder dispersions and other technical products. KATHON LXE contains active substances permitted by the BfR and FDA for use in their application field, provided that the customary dosage rates are not exceeded. KATHON LXE may be employed in products to be used in close proximity to food, but not in immediate contact. KATHON LXE is a wet state preservative with a very wide application field such as paints, plasters, adhesives, inks, dispersion and emulsion binders and aqueous technical products in general. It can be used alone or in combination with other active ingredients such as methylisothiazolone (KORDEKTM MLX) or formaldehyde donors. KATHON™ LXE is a proven slimicide in paper manufacturing. KATHON LXE contains neither formaldehyde nor cationic or phenolic substances. Therefore, it is particularly suited for use in products not compatible with these substances. KATHON LXE has a broad spectrum of activity. It is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria as well as against mould and yeast. KATHON LXE complies with several food contact legislations of the European Union and of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the USA.
ROCIMA™ 346 Biocide (Liquid Fungicide and Algicide for Solvent-Based Coatings):
ROCIMA™ 346 Biocide is a liquid mildewcide for the protection of solvent based paint films and coatings. It is a high performance preservative against the growth of surface moulds and also displays excellent activity against algae and bacteria. ROCIMA 346 has very low water solubility. It has a high resistance to leaching even on weathered surfaces and provides therefore a long-term protection. ROCIMA 346 Biocide is a liquid preparation of 4,5-dichloro-2-n-octyl- 4-isothiazolin-3-one. ROCIMA 346 is an effective biocide for the use in solvent-based paints and coatings which are applied on wood or on mineral surfaces. ROCIMA 346 shows a very broad and balanced spectrum of activity against mould and algae in the field of application. ROCIMA 346 is therefore suitable to be used as the sole protective agent. It can also be combined with other fungicides or algicides to improve their spectrum of activity. If, due to faulty construction, the surfaces to be coated are permanently damp, remedial work must be performed to correct this (e.g. with ROCIMA 103), before a successful application of microbicides can be achieved.
• ROCIMA™ 363 (Algicidal and fungicidal preparation for coatings and plasters):
ROCIMA™ 363 is a dry film preservative for use in plasters, paints and wood coatings where permanent dry film protection is required on external surfaces subjected to severe weathering and on internal surfaces where high humidity is encountered. ROCIMA™ 363 is a fluid, pumpable dispersion of active ingredients which is easy to handle, meter and incorporate into aqueous based systems and which provides a very broad spectrum of activity against fungi and algae. ROCIMA™ 363 is primarily designed for use in water based systems, however it can be incorporated into solvent based systems where it is compatible with the final product and packaging.
ROCIMA™ 363 is particularly suited to provide, at an optimised cost performance, algicidal and fungicidal protection to the coated exterior surfaces of buildings, which are subjected to severe weathering conditions. Such surfaces are often covered with dirt consisting of airborne particles of substances like soot from industry and internal combustion engines, soil and fertiliser from agriculture, pollen and other airborne debris. This dirt serves as substrate for micro-organisms which have relatively modest demands. ROCIMA™ 363 has two modes of action to protect plasters and paints. Firstly, it prevents the plaster or paint from serving as the substrate for contaminating micro-organisms. Secondly, when the surface becomes wet through rain or condensation the controlled diffusion of the active ingredients into the wet phase occurs preventing the growth of micro-organisms on the dirty surface layer. If structural defects lead to permanent dampness, the defects must be corrected before a successful application of anti-microbial coating can take place. ROCIMA™ 363 must be blended homogeneously with the product to be protected. It is recommended that ROCIMA™ 363 is added at the beginning of the manufacturing process.
ATSOFOAM 3001 is a mineral oil based defoamer. ATSOFAM 3001 is designed for a variety of applications:
Surfactants and Wetting Agents
RHODOLINE 4188 is a very effective APE free anionic wetting and dispersing agent for use in water borne paint formulation and pigment dispersions. Rhodolie 4188, provides excellent pigment dispersions of inorganic pigments like iron oxide. In water borne coating formulations, RHODOLINE 4188 exhibits improved film properties including gloss, colour acceptance and addition.
RHODOLINE® FT-100 is an additive for latex and waterborne paint to improve freeze thaw stability as well as gloss and pigment dispersion. It can be post-added into the latex at a concentration of 2 to 6 % based on total weight. It can also be used in waterborne paint at a concentration of 4 to 12 pounds per 100 gallon.
RHODOLINE® OTE 500:
RHODOLINE© OTE 500 is an APE-free and solvent-free additive and can be used for both resin and waterborne paint formulations to extend open time as well as improve film gloss, stain removal, and pigment dispersion. RHODOLINE© OTE 500 can be post added to the resin emulsion at usage levels of 1 to 6 % based on total weight. RHODOLINE© OTE 500 can also be formulated in waterborne paints at typically 0.5 to 3 % based on total formulation.
RHODOLINE® WA 1801:
RHODOLINE WA1801 is a non-Alkylphenol Ethoxylate (APEO) surfactant that offers excellent wetting and low foam profile. It effectively wets out titanium dioxide and other pigments, Talcs, Clays etc and maintains excellent paint stability. Exceptional emulsifying properties improve the acceptance of universal colorants in either interior or exterior water based paints.
IGEPAL CO 640:
IGEPAL CO 640 is a wetting agent used in architectural coatings.
ALKAMULS O 100:
ALKAMULS O 100 is a wetting, dispersing and emulsifying agent. It has good solubility in water, IPA and xylene. It is compatible with mineral spirits with various fillers in the paint formulation. Due to its balanced HLB, to give O/W and W/O emulsions, ALKAMULS O 100 is widely used in water based paints and universal strainers or tinters.
AEROSOL OT-85 AE SURFACTANT:
AEROSOL OT-85 AE SURFACTANT is a low VOC, high solids wetting agents, dispersants and emulsifiers that is an extension of an extremely popular line of AEROSOL OT surfactants/wetting agents. It possesses an excellent equilibrium and dynamic wetting characteristics of the AEROSOL OT surfactants, combined with lower foam and higher electrolytic stability.
Colour & Effect Pigments for Industrial Applications
A premium range of the highest performance pigments, with technical benefits for the most demanding plastic and coatings applications.
A consistently high quality range of medium performance organic pigments, increasing options available for coloration.
A well designed range of organic pigments that provides the best combination quality, value and easy-use.
An extensive range of traditional inorganic pigments that impart excellent color, durability and coverage for the most demanding applications.
A Complementary range of High pigment content, water based, resin free, pastes in easy-to-use stir-in form, for decorative paints and other applications.
SumicaTM & SumicaTM NXR:
A comprehensive range of mica based pigments that impart brilliant visual effects and stunning lustre to add value to your products.