Modified hectorite clay for waterborne paints

Key Properties

Rheological properties
· highly efficient thickener
· imparts high viscosity
· provides thermo stable aqueous phase viscosity
· imparts thixotropy
Application performance
· prevents hard settlement of pigments/fillers
· reduces syneresis
· minimizes floating/flooding of pigments
· provides wet edge/open time
· improves water retention of plasters
· improves wash and scrub resistance of paints
System stability
· pH stable (3–11)
· electrolyte stable
· stabilizes latex emulsions
· compatible with synthetic resin dispersions,
· polar solvents, non-ionic & anionic wetting
Easy to use
· can be incorporated as powder or as an
aqueous 3 - 4 wt % (LT solids) pregel.