announced it has launched a new highly efficient thickening and anti-sagging agent for use in inorganic zinc-rich primers.
Klucel MS HPC is a non-ionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a versatile combination of properties. The product is suitable for permanent and temporary coatings sprayed onto ship panels prior to welding.
“This brand new HPC technology enables a major improvement in dissolution speed in polar organic solvents. The product provides the highest thickening efficiency against chemistries commonly used as thickeners and anti-sagging agents for solvent-based zinc-rich primers,” said Dr. Robert Gibbison, marketing director performance additives. “Furthermore, the product is soluble in water and multiple polar organic solvents used to control viscosity.
“Our customers are looking to improve their efficiencies and to improve the speed they can turn around product to the end customers,” Gibbison added. “This new Klucel MS HPC gives them an edge in a competitive market place by offering fast dissolution and also a cost saving due to the lower dosage needed in the formulation.”