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RHEOTECH™ 3500

Acrylic associative thickener for water-based systems
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Product overview
Rheotech™ 3500 is  highly recommendable for the rheology adjustment of semi-gloss and matt dispersion paints. It provides an improved rheological behaviour to semi-gloss and matt dispersion paints. Thanks to its associative character, It is also highly effective at medium and high shear rates. In particular, it is the ideal tool in order tomatch a given Stormer viscosity (medium shear viscosity). Therefore, compared to cellulosic ethers, it provides both better in-can appearance and coating properties: the better control of the medium shear viscosity allows to reinforce the in-can consistency, thus the perceived quality of the paint. It can be used in combination with other thickeners, either those effective at low shear rates (e.g cellulosic ethers and acrylic thickeners such as Viscoatex™ 730 or Thixol™ 53 L), or those providing a Newtonian rheology (e.g polyurethane thickeners such as Coapur™ 3025).
Geographic availability
    Worldwide
Appearance Low viscous white milky liquid
Solid Content (%) 30
Active Content (%) 30
pH 3
Solvent Water
Specific gravity 1.06
Solvent-free
APEO free
Heavy metal free
Bacteria resistance
Non associative
Self association
Associative
Low shear contribution
Mid shear contribution
High shear contribution
PVC Low
PVC Mid
PVC High
Comptability
Post addition
Ready to use
Easy handling
Cost in use
Color acceptance
Viscosity stability
Antisettling
Syneresis resistance
In-can appearance
Brushability
Rollability
Sag resistance
Gloss
Transparency
Hiding power opacity
Rub out
Stain resistance
Chemical resistance
Anticorrosion