Sparks, MD, USA
Types of additives offered: Attapulgite and purified magnesium aluminosilicate mineral products for rheology modification, thickening, stabilization, and syneresis control
Product name: Min-U-Gel 400
Attributes/comments: Active Minerals is the world’s largest producer of high-quality gellant attapulgite mineral products. Our Min-U-Gel thixotropic thickeners and suspension agents have been a staple in coatings, sealants and many other liquid composites for decades. They provide excellent flow & leveling, syneresis control, sag resistance, in-can stability, and improve freeze-thaw and much more.
Product name: Acti-Gel 208
Attributes/comments: Acti-Gel 208 purified magnesium aluminosilicate mineral product greatly improves stabilization and rheology of high solids systems. It allows an increase in solids, while maintaining viscosity and suspension. Acti-Gel 208 is popular as an “add-on-top” fix for formulations with syneresis and pigment float problems.
Product name: Acti-Min PG
Attributes/comments: Air-float hydrous kaolins are used in a variety of coatings for enamel holdout, sheen and gloss control, anti-settling, and sanding. In addition, high brightness Acti-Min PG can replace higher costs water-washed kaolin providing three distinct advantages: lower raw material cost, higher sheen & gloss control and greater TiO2 replacement.
Cary, NC, USA
Product name: Crayvallac OPTIMA Rheology Modifiers
Attributes/comments: Polyamide rheology modifier with wider activation window in high solids epoxies. It is primarily used in hot spray applications in marine, protective and general industrial applications where good sag during application or onto hot substrates is needed. It exhibits good hot spray application tolerance, excellent intercoat adhesion resistance and high sag resistance.
Product name: Crayvallac LV Rheology Modifiers
Attributes/comments: Polyamide rheology modifier with easy activation and high performance in solvent free systems. It is designed for use in Solvent free epoxy and polyurethane coatings for marine, protective and general industrial applications, as well as industrial wood coatings. Formulation benefits include excellent sag resistance and very good shear thinning for spray application of coating.
Types of additives offered: Dispersing agents, defoamers, rheology modifiers, wetting agents and surface modifiers, film-forming agents, light stabilizers, antioxidants and optical brighteners.
Product name: Dispex Ultra PX 4290
Attributes/comments: A novel dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigments for water-based coatings, printing inks and adhesives. Performance benefits: Excellent viscosity reduction and stabilization; outstanding color strength and transparency; improved gloss; and anti-flooding behavior. Sustainability highlights: APEO-free.
Product name: Efka PX 4780
Attributes/comments: Solvent-based high-performance reactive dispersing agent for automotive and high-performance industrial coatings. Performance benefits: Cross-linkable with isocyanate and melamine-based resin systems for optimal hardness and improved solvent resistance; exponentially lower pigment paste viscosity at lower addition levels; exceptional jetness for carbon black pigments; and excellent gloss development.
Westlake, OH USA
Types of additives offered: Wetting & dispersing agents, rheology modifiers, flow & leveling agents, defoamers, moisture scavengers, color boosters, compatibilizers, cobalt-free driers, anti-skinning agents, composites
Product name: Borchi Dragon
Attributes/comments: Borchi Dragon is Borchers’ latest high performance cobalt-free drier specifically designed to work in long oil and high solid alkyd systems. Compared to cobalt driers, Borchi Dragon provides faster dry times, better hardness and non-yellowing.
Brenntag North America, Inc.
Reading, PA, USA
Product name: Wacker HDK H21 Fumed Silica
Attributes/comments: Developed for use in highly polar systems such as epoxy, polyurethane, and vinyl ester resins, the new Wacker HDK H21 fumed silica has been designed for best dispersion, viscosity control, and prolonged storage stability. HDK H21 fumed silica can be used in composites, adhesives, or any coating application with high polarity.
Product name: Wacker Vinnol H30/48M
Attributes/comments: There is an art to dissolving vinyl resins with minimum mixing time. Wacker developed Vinnol H30/48M to improve mixing time, while also enabling the addition of VOC exempt solvents in the solvent mix. Vinnol H30/48M still has the superior performance of Wacker’s industry-standard carboxylated solution vinyl resins, with the bonus capability of utilizing exempt solvents.
Burgess Pigment Co.
Sandersville, GA, USA
Product name: Burgess OPTIWHITE UF – (Thermo-Optic Aluminum Silicate)
Attributes/comments: Optiwhite UF is a premium brightness, fine particle size calcined kaolin, which yields very low undertone color and superior whiteness values, wet and dry opacity, for the ultimate in TiO2 extension. Burgess OPTWHITE UF can also replace opaque polymer or mineral/TiO2 grafted products in coatings and polymer applications.
+49 281 670-0
Types of additives offered: Wetting & dispersing additives, surface additives, rheology additives, defoamers & air release additives, wax additives, adhesion promoters, coupling agents, viscosity additives, processing additives
Product name: RHEOBYK-440
Liquid rheology additive based on a polyamide to improve the anti-sagging and anti-settling properties as well as the effect pigment orientation in aqueous coating systems. Extremely shear-thinning. It’s especially suitable for use in aqueous protective coatings based on epoxy dispersions, as well as for aqueous industrial coatings and automotive base coats.
Product name: RHEOBYK-7610
VOC-, APEO- and tin-free associative thickener for aqueous systems, to generate a highly pseudoplastic flow behavior. On account of the self-leveling and also high anti-sagging properties, RHEOBYK-7610 is particularly recommended for use in systems for airless-/airmix-/HVLP-applications.
Ashtabula, OH, USA
Product name: UCD Additives
Attributes/comments: The UCD additives are a group of products used for gloss reduction, improvement of flow properties, pigment suspension, and slip and mar resistance. These additives are dispersed in solvent or water and contain acrylic resins to improve incorporation into various industrial coatings.
Product name: Synermix Additives (formerly Dapro)
Attributes/comments: The Synermix additives are a group of products including flatting pastes, specialty driers, and UV absorbers. These products used to be sold under the Dapro product name. The Synermix additives are dispersed in solvent or water for use in various alkyd and other industrial coatings.
Collegeville, PA, USA
Types of additives offered: Rheology Modifiers, Surfactants, Dispersants
Product name: ACRYSOL RM-725
Attributes/comments: Next-generation ACRYSOL RM-725 Rheology Modifier offers more of what formulators and applicators want – a solvent-free, APEO-free, mid-shear building HEUR with excellent sag-flow balance for PVA, VAE and acrylic based binders. It allows for optimum formulation for flow and sag resistance. When roller applied, it can help promote greater surface smoothness as a result of better leveling.
Emerald Kalama Chemical
Vancouver, WA, USA
Types of additives offered: Dibenzoate coalescents and modifiers, high purity chemical intermediates, corrosion inhibitors
Product name: MODULAST Urethane-grade Modifiers
Attributes/comments: MODULAST Modifiers are specialty, urethane-grade dibenzoates designed for polyurethane coatings, providing exceptional toughness, compatibility, and permanence. The quality and hydroxyl content of MODULAST Modifiers are tightly controlled, which results in very low emissions, color, and odor. The line includes options with no GHS label requirements in the US and Europe.
Allentown, PA, USA
Types of additives offered: A broad range of high-performance additives, such as defoamers/deaerators, slip/flow agents, substrate wetting additives, dispersing agents, matting agents, specialty fillers, and more.
Product name: SURFYNOL 118
Attributes/comments: Eliminate pinholes without compromising DOI in water-based coatings. SURFYNOL 118 improves coating resistance to solvent pops and pinholes without compromising film appearance. With this surfactant, formulators can achieve increased wet film thicknesses without surface defects. In addition, it also provides excellent macro- and micro-foam control in sensitive water-based systems.
Product name: SPHERILEX DP-0111/0112
Attributes/comments: Novel particle technology to improve coating durability. SPHERILEX improves burnish and abrasion resistance. These products demonstrate very low oil absorption and have minimal impact on the paint’s viscosity compared to standard fillers. SPHERILEX special effect fillers have utility in a wide variety of pigmented/filled coating formulations.
Huber Engineered Materials
Atlanta, GA, USA
Types of additives offered: Huber Engineered Materials offers an array of ground calcium carbonates and halogen-free fire retardant additives for paints and coatings applications.
Product name: Hubercarb W325 Calcium Carbonate
Attributes/comments: Hubercarb W325 calcium carbonate from Huber Carbonates, LLC is designed specifically for paints and coatings applications. W325 is the brightest limestone ore available in North America and is the only calcium carbonate labeled “silica-free,” meaning Hubercarb W325 does not require the “may cause cancer warning” on the product’s SDS. The mean particle size of Hubercarb W325 is 13 microns.
Keim additec surface, USA
LaGrange, IL, USA
Types of additives offered: Water-based ULTRALUBE wax additives, Ceronas mju:wax micronized waxes, SILCO nonwax-based additives, dispersants, defoamers, abrasion resistance Improvers, blocking agents; anti-slip/anti-skid agents, defoamers, flatting agents, dispersed flow and leveling agents, green additives, ink additives, seal/barrier coating additives, surfactants & dispersing agents, flow modifiers, wetting agents, wax emulsions, waxes
Product name: SICLO WET-065
Attributes/comments: Polymeric wetting agent. Especially recommended as compatibilizer for water based paints
Product name: SILCO HLD-1211
Attributes/comments: Wetting and dispersing agent for water based metal coatings. Suitable for primer / topcoat as well as direct to metal applications for dispersing and stabilizing Ti02, fillers and carbon black.
Norwalk, CT, USA
Types of additives offered: King Industries offers catalysts, tin-free catalysts, resin modifiers, rheology modifiers, dispersants, corrosion inhibitors and surface control additives.
Product name: DISPARLON P-Series Defoamers
Attributes/comments: DISPARLON P-465, P-466, and P-467 are new silicone-free defoamers specifically designed for modern high solids and solvent-free formulations including epoxy, polyurethane and polyaspartics. These formulations are typically applied as thick films with high viscosity making defoaming difficult. DISPARLON P-Series defoamers prevent pinholes and cratering and promote air release.
Alpharetta, GA, USA
Types of additives offered: Biocides, antimicrobials
Product name: Densil FZ Antimicrobial
Attributes/comments: Densil FZ Antimicrobial is a broad spectrum dual-active for the dry-film protection of aqueous-based surface coatings. Like our Zinc Omadine ZOE product, it contains our Zinc Omadine Antimicrobial and uses the same transchelation suppression technology. The basic concept of Densil FZ Antimicrobial is to compliment the durable, long-term, slow leaching, and low water solubility properties of Zinc Omadine Antimicrobial with a secondary, more water-soluble fungicide.
Cleveland, OH, USA
Product name: Solsperse W320
Attributes/comments: Solsperse W320 is a 40% active APE-free polymeric dispersant in water, which improves dispersion and stability of transparent inorganic pigments and titanium dioxides in aqueous coatings and colorants. Benefits Solsperse W320 can deliver in advanced coating formulations include, outstanding color development, fast wetting, high transparency, low viscosity, and excellent stability.
Product name: Lanco Low PFOA Technology
Attributes/comments: Lubrizol now offers a portfolio of PTFE-modified Lanco waxes that are less than 25 ppb PFOA content, meeting definitions in Annex I of Regulation 2019/1021 under the Stockholm Convention on POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants). These Lanco products are designed to protect coatings from damage in the most extreme conditions.
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Types of additives offered: Michelman waterborne polymers and additives – including acrylic polymers and copolymers, polyurethane dispersions, and surface modifiers – build specialty performance into formulated coatings.
Product name: Michem Guard 200
Attributes/comments: Michem Guard 200 demonstrates improved abrasion resistance in water-based wood varnishes for flooring, specifically in urethane/acrylic systems for floor varnishes. Convenient and easy to use, it can be added at 3%-10% solids on solids and can be used with silica and
Product name: Michem Guard 201
Attributes/comments: Michem Guard 201 demonstrates improved matting in water-based wood varnishes for flooring and other interior and exterior applications. Displaying superior performance in urethane/acrylic floor varnishes, and effective matting in acrylic/urethane interior and exterior varnishes, it can be added at 3%-10% solids on solids and used with silica and other additives.
Tarrytown, NY, USA
Types of additives offered: Wax
Product name: PolyGlide 1226XF
Attributes/comments: PolyGlide 1226XF is a highly-engineered HDPE/ceramic composite used for abrasion resistance and lubricity. Some key features include HDPE composite reinforced with hard, inert ceramic microspheres; excellent Taber abrasion resistance; ideal for can and container coatings; and effective replacement for PTFE additives.
Product name: NatureMatte 31
Attributes/comments: NatureMatte 31 is a finely micronized natural, biodegradable PHBV for efficient matting and gloss control in paints, coatings and inks. Benefits include natural biofermentation powder; tough, high molecular weight biopolymer improves abrasion resistance; efficient gloss reduction with improved burnish resistance; imparts non-slip properties; freshwater and marine biodegradable to OECD test; and microplastic alternative.
Bloomfield, NJ, USA
Types of additives offered: Defoamers, dispersants, rheology modifiers, emulsifiers, wetting and leveling agents, micronized and coated waxes, wax dispersions and emulsions
Product name: METOLAT ETC 1
Attributes/comments: A surface additive which provides easy to clean surfaces, reduced spray paint adhesion and increased marker resistance. It also guarantees pronounced tape release and slip properties. In suitable 2K systems (e.g. acrylate/ isocyanate) it can cross-link and remain permanently anchored to the surface.
Product name: AGITAN 352
Attributes/comments: A renewable bio-based defoamer compliant with a wide range of food contact regulations. Mineral oil free and silicone free with 50% bio-based content. A special composition with high efficiency and excellent stability and suitable over a broad pH range (between 3 and 11).
RÜTGERS Germany GmbH
+49 203 4296 02
Types of additives offered: Hydrocarbon resins
Product name: Novares pure
Attributes/comments: Novares pure are water-white, low polar hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins with 100 and 120 °C softening points. These harmless and odor-free resins are for the modification of alkyd resins with long and middle oil length. Novares pure resins improve the UV stability, chemical resistance and solid content of a coating formulation.
Product name: Novares W (W/WA 2/WA 7)
Attributes/comments: Novares W resins are water miscible modifiers that are compatible with different waterborne coating systems based on reactive binders like epoxy,
polyurethane, as well as physical drying dispersion of acrylic, PVA, PUR, etc.. The aromatic backbone, low molecular weight and compatibility of these modifier improve coating formulations in many aspects.
Exton, PA, USA
Types of additives offered: Specialty (meth)acrylate monomers and oligomers for UV/EB, peroxide, and two-part epoxy/amine systems.
Product name: SR9053, trifunctional acid ester
Attributes/comments: SR9053 is a trifunctional acid ester adhesion promoter with excellent cure speed on a variety of coatings substrates including metal, glass, plastic, and rubber.
Newark, NJ, USA
Types of additives offered: PTFE, waxes, wax blends, compounds, dispersions and emulsions.
Product name: SST-3-RC
Attributes/comments: SST-3-RC is a PTFE micropowder recommended to enhance surface properties for water based, solvent based, and UV systems to improve abrasion resistance, slip and anti-blocking properties. This product complies with Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1000 amending Annex XVII of REACH pertaining to PFOA.
Product name: FluoroSLIP 533-RC
Attributes/comments: FluoroSLIP 533-RC is a blend of hydrophilic synthetic wax and REACH Compliant (RC) PTFE micropowders recommended for water based coatings systems to improve abrasion resistance and slip.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Types of additives offered: Silicone-based
Product name: Silmer SH J0
Attributes/comments: Silmer SH J0 is designed to be the thiol component in a UV cured thiol-ene reaction based resin system. We have reacted this with Silmer VQ resins, such as Silmer VQ92, and linear extenders such as Silmer VIN 65k as example systems. Thiol-ene cured silicones are effective at providing very high elongation properties which are typical of condensation cured silicones but not of UV cured acrylate functional silicones. We have obtained elongation up to 200% with this family of products.
Florham Park, NJ, USA
Product name: Troykyd D209W
Attributes/comments: Troykyd D209W is a high-performance air release additive that eliminates foam without compromising the surface appearance or integrity of aqueous coatings. Troykyd D209W prevents micro- and macro-foam in both the process and application of a broad range of systems. The product provides high efficacy with good compatibility, significantly reducing or eliminating the occurrence of film defects.
Product name: Troysperse ZWD3
Attributes/comments: Troysperse ZWD3 is a pigment dispersing additive for aqueous and non-aqueous systems. Its excellent color development capabilities allow high pigment loadings, fast dispersion time, and long-term dispersion stability. Troysperse ZWD3 is a 98% active pigment dispersant developed for use with carbon black pigments in high-end as well as low-cost utility applications.
Columbia, MD, USA
Types of additives offered: Anti-corrosion agents, matting agents, water scavengers, TiO2 extenders
Product name: SYLOID AQ Series
Attributes/comments: SYLOID AQ800 and SYLOID AQ880 silicas were designed specifically for waterborne wood applications to enable formulators to achieve deep matte finishes that are environmentally friendly. SYLOID AQ silicas have unique properties that achieve a highly-matted surface with excellent chemical resistance, excellent clarity, and good scratch and metal marking resistance.