Description

A micronized hydrogenated castor oil (aka Micronized Castor Wax) used as a rheology modifier designed for low polarity aliphatic systems. It imparts a high degree of thixotropic thickening to many applications. With proper use, it has outstanding anti-settle properties, providing good efficiency for thixotropic viscosity build, sag resistance, and pigment suspension. The processing temperature range in an aliphatic solvent system is 43-54°C (110-130°F).

Properties Specifications

Appearance

White Powder

Melting Point

°C

85-88

Acid Value

mg KOH/gm

3.0 Max

Hydroxyl Value

mg KOH/gm

155 Min

Iodine Value

gml2/100gm

3.0 Max

Saponification Value

mg KOH/gm

177-185

Color

Gardner

3G Max

Material Pass in 325 Mesh

99%

Material Pass in 44 Micron

99%

Key Rheological Properties

  • Thickening agent that imparts shear thinning properties
  • Reduces Settling of Pigments to Extenders
  • Produces Optimum Flow
  • Enhances Leveling
  • Improves Compatibility

Offset to

  • Crayvallac ® Antisettle CVP
  • Elementis Thixcin ® R
  • BYK Rheotix
  • BYK Rheocin

Applications

  • Construction Applications
  • Epoxy Tile Adhesives
  • Epoxy Grouts
  • Bituminous Systems
  • Asphalt Systems
  • Sealants and Adhesives
  • Roofing/Roof Coatings
  • Cosmetic Applications
  • Rheology Modifier Solvent Borne Systems

The information in this Technical Data Sheet is believed to be accurate but is made without warranty. The values listed are typical properties for the material and should not be considered product specifications. Everchem Specialty Chemicals disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information, and does not warranty against infringement by reason of the use of any of its products in combination with other materials or in any process.

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