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Ciba Specialty Chemicals

Product Selection Guide


for Surface Modifying, Dispersion and Rheology Additives

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Contents
Defoamers
Ciba EFKA 2000

Slip and Leveling Agents


Ciba EFKA 3000

Dispersants
Ionic Dispersants
Ciba DISPEX, Ciba EFKA
Non-Ionic Dispersants
Ciba EFKA 4000 High molecular weight dispersants
Ciba EFKA 5000 Low molecular weight dispersants
FAME (Fatty Acid Modified Emulsifiers)
Ciba EFKA

7
7
8

11

Rheology Modifiers
Ciba VISCALEX, Ciba RHEOVIS

12

Universal resins for resin minimal pigment concentrates (RMPC)


Ciba EFKA 1000

13

Miscellaneous
Ciba EFKA 6000

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Introduction
For more detailed information on specific applications
and product control please consult our marketing
department or local sales organizations.

The products are divided into five main categories:


defoamers, slip and leveling agents, dispersants, rheology modifiers and grinding resins.
The dispersant classes are subdivided into Ionic, NonIonic and FAME dispersants.

Further technical product information and details on use


in food packaging materials, toys and other consumer
goods (EHS data) are available on our Internet site at:

www.cibasc.com

This booklet provides a comprehensive list of additives in


the Ciba Specialty Chemicals range for Dispersion,
Rheology and Surface Modification.

Products

Products, processes and services from Ciba Specialty Chemicals enable you to create effects that add performance,
protection, color and strength to your coatings.

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Defoamers

Incorporation

Solution of defoaming
substances
Solution of defoaming
substances
Solution of defoaming
substances
Emulsions of organic polymers
and organic metal compounds
Solution of defoaming
substances

Polyurethane, acid-cure and


NC wood finishes
Acid-cure and NC-curtain coating systems,
unsaturated polyester and gelcoats
Polyurethane, acid-cure and
stoving enamels
Waterborne industrial coatings

Before or after
processing
Before or after
processing
End of processing

0.1-2.0

0.1-0.7

0.5-2.0

0.1-1.0

0.1-1.0

0.1-1.0

0.1-0.5

0.1-1.0

0.1-1.0

0.5-1.0

0.1-0.5

0.1-0.7

Silicone-free
EFKA 2018
EFKA 2020
EFKA 2021
EFKA 2526
EFKA 2720

Unsaturated polyester, epoxy


and polyurethane systems

Before or after
processing
Before or after
processing

Silicone containing
EFKA 2022

Defoaming substances

EFKA 2023

Defoaming substances

EFKA 2025

Defoaming substances

EFKA 2028

Defoaming substances

EFKA 2035

Defoaming substances

EFKA 2038

Defoaming substances

EFKA 2040

Defoaming substances

EFKA 2527
EFKA 2550
EFKA 2721
EFKA 2722
EFKA 2723

Emulsions of organic polymers


and organic metal compounds
Modified polydimethyl
siloxane
Solution of defoaming
substances
Defoaming substances
Defoaming substances

Polyurethane curtain coatings


and stoving enamels
Polyurethane, acid-cure
and NC wood finishes
Physically drying systems
and air-drying alkyds
Polyurethane, acid-cure systems,
NC wood finishes and stoving enamels
Physically drying systems and medium
to long oil air-drying alkyds
Polyurethane, acid-cure and NC wood
finishes, good compatibility
Solventborne industrial and decorative finishes,
including roller, brush and airless spray applications
Waterborne industrial coatings

Before or after
processing
Before or after
processing
Before or after
processing
Before or after
processing
Final production
Final production
Final production

Before or after
processing
Waterborne coatings and pigment concentrates Grinding stage/
where high shear processing or application exists final production
Any stage
UV and EB applications
Solvent-free epoxy and polyurethane systems
Solvent-free epoxy and polyurethane systems,
low odor

* Dosage: % on total formulation

Before addition of
pigments/fillers
Prior to
processing

0.1-1.0 76-78
0.1-0.3

0.5-1.0

0.5-1.5

0.5-1.5

Waterborne coatings

Description/Application

Solventborne coatings

Chemical type

% Active content

Product name

% Dosage *

Ciba EFKA 2000 defoamers are used to inhibit the build-up of foam and reduce foam or trapped air by causing the
bubbles to burst and so release the air. This series provides two kinds of defoamers:

Silicone-free

Silicone containing

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Silicone-free leveling agents

Product name

Chemical type

Description/Application

Any stage

0.1-0.3

52

Any stage

0.1-0.3

52

Any stage

0.1-1.0

15

Any stage

0.1-0.2

52

Any stage

0.1-0.5

52

After thinning

0.04-0.4

100

After thinning

0.05-0.5

100

Any stage

0.02-0.3

100

Any stage

0.05-0.3

100

End of process

0.1-1.0

35

After or prior
to processing

0.1-1.0

100

Added to the
hardener part

1-2 **

45

End of process

0.2-1.0

70

2-3 **

50

1-2 **

45

Incorporation

Slip and leveling agent based on polysiloxane


EFKA 3030
EFKA 3031
EFKA 3033
EFKA 3034
EFKA 3035
EFKA 3236
EFKA 3239
EFKA 3288
EFKA 3299
EFKA 3522
EFKA 3580

Organically modified
polysiloxane
Organically modified
polysiloxane
Organically modified
polysiloxane
Fluorocarbon modified
polysiloxane
Organically modified
polysiloxane
Solvent-free modified
polysiloxane
Solvent-free modified
polysiloxane
Organically modified
polysiloxane
Organically modified
polysiloxane
Modified polysiloxane
emulsion
Polysiloxane

Improve slip and mar resistance,


very compatible
Solventborne metal, wood and paper
coatings, including UV-cured
Improve surface flow, excellent
compatibility in clear coat
Strong substrate wetting
and anticratering
Solvent- and waterborne stoving enamels,
unsaturated PE including UV-cured
Solventborne wood finishes, industrial
coatings and solvent-free coatings
Similar to EFKA 3236, but stronger
defoaming properties
Strong slip and leveling agent for
high gloss industrial coatings
Strong slip and surface smoothness effect
for high gloss industrial coatings
Excellent water repellency
and anticratering
Anticratering and leveling agent for
waterborne coatings

Reactive slip and leveling agents based on polysiloxane


EFKA 3835
EFKA 3883
EFKA 3886
EFKA 3888

An isocyanate-terminated
polysiloxane
Polysiloxane modified with
unsaturated terminal groups
Polysiloxane modified
Polyisocyanates
Polysiloxane modified
Polyisocyanates

Polyurethane wood coatings,


strongest slip performance
UV-curing systems for plastic coatings,
wood-and paper finishes
Polyurethane wood coatings including
moisture-cured
Polyurethane metal coatings

Added to the
hardener part
Added to the
hardener part

Leveling agents silicone-free


EFKA 3037
EFKA 3277
EFKA 3570
EFKA 3600
EFKA 3650
EFKA 3772
EFKA 3777
EFKA 3778

Solvent blend of high-boiling


aromatics, ketones and esters
Fluorocarbon modified polymer

Flow agent, prevent surface defects, cob-web- During or after the


batch preparation
bing, streaking, chilling, shorten setting time
Solvent-free version of EFKA 3777
End of process

Fluorocarbon modified
polyacrylate
Polymeric fluorocarbon
compound

Excellent substrate wetting, leveling


End of process
and anticratering
Stoving enamels based on alkyd, acrylic and
polyester resins, polyurethane, two-pack epoxy End of process
and air-dried alkyd systems
Modified version of EFKA 3600
End of process

Polymeric fluorocarbon
compound
Fluorocarbon modified
polyacrylate
Fluorocarbon modified
polyacrylate
Acrylic polymer

* Dosage: % on total formulation

Strong anticratering

Solventborne or solvent-free systems,


coil coatings, OEM and industrial coatings
Coil coatings, solventborne
or solvent-free systems
** Dosage: % on polyol component

3-5
0.5-2.0

100

0.5-1.5

60

0.1-0.5

100

0.1-1.0

50

End of process

0.5-2.0

60

End of process

0.5-1.0

70

End of process

0.5-2.0

70

Waterborne coatings

Reactive slip and leveling agents based on polysiloxane

% Active content

% Dosage *

Ciba EFKA 3000 slip and leveling agents are used to remove flow disturbance
like orange peel and other undesirable film characteristics. This series provides
3 kinds of slip and leveling agents:

Slip and leveling agents based on polysiloxane

Solventborne coatings

Slip and Leveling Agents

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Dispersants
Dispersants are additives that increase the stability of a suspension of powders (pigments) in a liquid medium. They are
used during the dispersion process. Ciba Specialty Chemicals offers 3 kinds of dispersants:

Ionic dispersants

Non-Ionic dispersants

FAME (Fatty Acid Modified Emulsifiers)

Ionic Dispersants

Average molecular weight

% Active content

Supplied at PH

Neutralizing agent

Density g.cm-1

liquid

4000

40

8.0

NH3

1.16

DISPEX N40

Sodium polyacrylate

liquid

4000

40

7.5

NaOH

1.30

DISPEX N100

Sodium polyacrylate

powder

4000

99

NaOH

DISPEX GA40

Ammonium polyacrylate
copolymer

liquid

6000

40

7.5

NH3

1.13

DISPEX G40

Sodium polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

6000

40

7.5

NaOH

1.20

DISPEX HDN

Sodium polyacrylate copolymer

liquid

20000

40

7.2

NaOH

1.20

Ciba EFKA 5071 is an ionic wetting and dispersing agent to prevent


settling and flooding of pigments.

Water- and solventborne systems.


Strong anti-settling effects

* Dosage: % based on pigments

% Active content

EFKA 5071

Bentonite

Description/Application

Alkylol ammonium salt


of carboxylic acid

Organic

Chemical type

Inorganic

Product name

% Dosage *

0.5-2.0

2.5-5.0

52

Waterborne coatings

Solventborne coatings

Dry powder systems

Ammonium polyacrylate

Aqueous low-PVC paints

DISPEX A40

Aqueous high-PVC paints

Chemical type

Waterborne coatings

Product name

Product form

Aqueous washable paints

Ciba DISPEX dispersants are tightly defined dispersants based on acrylic chemistry. Their narrow molecular weight
distributions provide optimum dispersion efficiency, translating into maximum performance at the lowest possible
formulation cost.

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Non-Ionic Dispersants
Ciba Specialty Chemicals offers a wide range of products that can be classified in two main groups:

High molecular weight dispersants

Low molecular weight dispersants

High molecular weight dispersants


The Ciba EFKA 4000 series contains the high molecular weight dispersants. They are linear or branched molecules
with a polyurethane or polyacrylate structure, and have molecular weights of between 5000 and 30000 g/mol. These
products have pendant anchoring groups, which adsorb onto the surface of the organic pigment particles. They are
also effective with inorganic pigments.

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

60

EKFA 4009

Modified polyurethane
polymer

General-use industrial coatings where cost


effective performance is vital

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

60

EFKA 4046

Modified polyurethane
polymer

General-use industrial coatings

In the mill base before


adding pigments

25-50 20 **

40

EFKA 4047

Modified polyurethane
polymer

High quality industrial finishes including


automotive OEM and refinish

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

35

EFKA 4520

Modified polyurethane
polymer

Water- and solventborne coatings, as well


as RMPC

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

33

Incorporation

High molecular weight dispersants for inorganic and organic pigments, based on polyurethanes

New generation polyurethane dispersants for inorganic and organic pigments

EFKA 4010

New generation
polyurethane polymer

General-use industrial coatings including coil


coatings and decorative finishes

In the mill base before


5-10
adding pigments

20-40 30-60

EFKA 4015

New generation
polyurethane polymer

Solventborne industrial coatings. Low viscosity


in high pigmented systems

In the mill base before


5-10
adding pigments

20-40 30-60

EFKA 4020

New generation
polyurethane polymer

Aromatic-free and low odor dispersing agent for solventborne coatings and universal pigment concentrates

In the mill base before


5-10
adding pigments

20-40 30-60

EFKA 4050

New generation
polyurethane polymer

High quality industrial coatings as well as resin


minimal pigment concentrate

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

45

EFKA 4055

New generation
polyurethane polymer

General-use industrial coatings as well as resin minimal


pigment concentrate

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

40

EFKA 4060

New generation
polyurethane polymer

High quality industrial finishes, very strong viscosity


depressing properties

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

30

EFKA 4080

New generation
polyurethane polymer

Gives low viscosity in mill-base

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

30

50
50
65

New generation high molecular weight dispersants based on acrylic block copolymers

EFKA 4300

Acrylic block copolymer

High molecular weight dispersing agent for


deflocculation of all pigments in solventborne systems

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

80

EFKA 4330

Acrylic block copolymer

High molecular weight dispersing agent for


deflocculation of all pigments in solventborne systems

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

70

Acrylic block copolymer

High molecular weight dispersing agent for


solventborne high-end performance coatings

In the mill base before


adding pigments

EFKA 4340

25-50 20-40 55

High molecular weight dispersants for inorganic and organic pigments, based on modified polyacrylates

EFKA 4400

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Coil coatings

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

40

EFKA 4401

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

High quality industrial coatings including


transportation topcoats

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

50

EFKA 4402

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Mainly used for co-grinding of all kinds of pigment


blends in solventborne coatings, as well as in gel-coats

In the mill base before


adding pigments

20

40

Waterborne coatings

Butylacetate-free version of EFKA 4009


for architectural paints

Description/Application

Solventborne coatings

% Active content

Modified polyurethane
polymer

Chemical type

Organic

EKFA 4008

Product name

Inorganic

Carbon black

% Dosage *

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Incorporation

EFKA 4403

Resin minimal pigment concentrates based


on alkyd resins

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

55

Waterborne industrial coatings

EFKA 4500

Modified polyacrylate
with self-emulsifying
properties

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

50

EFKA 4510

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Water- and solventborne industrial coatings

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

50

EFKA 4530

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Waterborne industrial coatings. Solventborne RMPCs


including NC lacquers

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20 **

50

EFKA 4540

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Considered suitable for VOC-free applications in


industrial coatings

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

50

EFKA 4550

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Considered suitable for VOC-free applications,


PH independent

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

50

Polyacrylic

Considered suitable for VOC-free pigment concentrates In the mill base before
adding pigments
for waterborne decorative paints

10

25-50 20

40

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Water- and solventborne coatings,


considered suitable for RMPCs and RFPCs

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

60

Acrylic polymer
emulsion

High molecular weight pH-independent dispersant for


deflocculation of all pigments in aqueous coatings and
pigment concentrates

In the mill base before


adding pigments

10

25-50 20

40

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Waterborne industrial coatings where cost effective


performance is vital

In the mill base before


20-30 30-70
adding pigments

EFKA 4560
EFKA 4570
EFKA 4580
EFKA 4590

* Dosage: Inorganic
% of Oil absorption
Organic
% of BET value
Carbon black % on DBP value

** Dosage: carbon black- % of DBP based on solid dispersant


Dosage: % on pigment weight

60

40

Waterborne coatings

Description/Application

Modified polyacrylate
polymer

Solventborne coatings

% Active content

Chemical type

Organic

Product name

Inorganic

Carbon black

% Dosage *

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Low Molecular Weight Dispersants


The Ciba EFKA 5000 series contains the conventional low molecular weight dispersants. They are categorized according to their chemical structure as anionic, cationic, electroneutral and non-ionic. They are used mainly for heavily filled
systems such as primers and surfacers for industrial and maintenance coatings.

EFKA 5044
EFKA 5054

50

Incorporation

All types of industrial coatings,


especially for inorganic pigments

Mill based

Unsaturated polyamide
& acid ester salts

Solventborne or solvent-free coating


systems. Also for bentonite gels

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

0.2-2.0

2.0-5.0 30-50 52

Carboxylic acid salts

Non-polar to medium polar coating


systems. Also for bentonite gels

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

0.2-2.0

2.0-5.0 30-50 52

Carboxylic salts of polyamine amides

Similar to EFKA 5054, but gives


In mill-base, add
improved antisettling an anti sagging before grinding
performances in high built coatings

0.5-2.0

0.2-2.0

2.0-5.0

52

0.5-2.5

52

0.5-2.5

52

0.5-4.0

8-16

52

EFKA 5063

Partial amide and salt of


unsaturated carboxylic acid

Industrial coatings from medium


to polar systems

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

EFKA 5065

Unsaturated carboxylic acid,


combined with a paint compatible
organically poly-siloxane

Polyurethane systems and stoving


enamels. Also for orientation of
aluminum pigments

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

Unsaturated carboxylic acid

Polyurethane systems and stoving


enamels. Strong antisettling effect

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

30-50 52

EFKA 5070

Unsaturated poly-carboxylic acids and Similar to EFKA 5065 but with


esters, combined with a compatible
better compatibility in less
organically modified polysiloxane
polar systems

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

EFKA 5071

Alkylol ammonium salt of


carboxylic acid

Water- and solventborne systems.


Strong anti-settling effects

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

0.5-2.0

2.5-5.0

52

EFKA 5207

Hydroxyl functional unsaturated


modified carboxylic acid

Solventborne architectural and


decorative paints

In the mill-base before


adding pigments

3.0-5.0 **

2.0-5.0

100

EFKA 5244

Unsaturated polyamide and


acid ester salts

Solvent-free version of EFKA 5044

In the mill-base
before grinding

* Dosage: Inorganic
Organic
Bentonite

% based on pigments
% based on pigments
% based on bentonite part

** EFKA 5010: Dosage, 1-4% base on TiO2 and extender, 5-10% for other inorganic pigments
EFKA 5207: Dosage, 0.5-1.5% based on TiO2 and extender, 3-5% for other inorganic pigments

10

0.2-2.0

2.0-5.0 30-50 100

Waterborne coatings

Description/Application

Acidic polyester polyamide

Solventborne coatings

% Active content

5-10**

Chemical type

EFKA 5055

EFKA 5066

Bentonite

EFKA 5010

Organic

Product name

Inorganic

% Dosage *

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FAME (Fatty Acid Modified Emulsifiers)

Fatty acid modified polyester

EFKA 6225

Fatty acid modified polyester

EFKA 6230
EFKA 6525

Aliphatic polyether with acidic


groups
Solution of fatty acid modified
polyester in water

Description/Application

Incorporation

Improve compatibility and color acceptance of


universal colorants in base paints
Dispersant agent for universal colorants
for tinting systems
Dispersing agent for inorganic pigments and fillers
for decorative and industrial coatings
Stabilizes all kind of pigment and extenders in waterborne coatings, especially in decorative coatings

In the mill-base or used


as post additive
In the mill-base or used
as post additive
In the mill-base adding
before grinding
In the mill-base or used
as post additive

11

100
100
100
50

Waterborne coatings

Chemical type

EFKA 6220

Solventborne coatings

Product name

% Active content

FAMEs' molecules are based upon fatty acid chemistry, having polar heads based on tertiary amines. They can be easily
handled without addition of solvent and used effectively when combining water-based colorants with solvent-based
base paints. They enable paint producers to develop universal colorants for the decorative market.

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Rheology Modifiers

Chemical type

Chemistry type*

% Active content

Supplied at PH

Density g.cm-1

VISCALEX HV100

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Powder

AS

99

VISCALEX HV200

Cationic polyacrylate copolymer

Powder

99

VISCALEX HV300

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid

AS

99

VISCALEX HV30

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid

ASE

30

3.0

1.05

VISCALEX VM

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid

ASE

30

3.0

1.05

VISCALEX VG2

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid

ASE

30

3.0

1.05

VISCALEX AT88

Ammonium polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid

LDP

60

1.10

RHEOVIS 112

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid HASE

40

3.0-3.5 1.05

RHEOVIS 132

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid HASE

40

3.0-3.5 1.05

RHEOVIS 152

Anionic polyacrylate copolymer

Liquid HASE

40

3.0-3.5 1.05

RHEOVIS PU20

Polyurethane

Liquid

EUR

20

* ASE:
AS:
LDP:
HASE:
EUR:

Alkali Swellable Emulsions;


Alkali Swellable;
Liquid Dispersion Polymers;
Hydrophobically modified Alkali Swellable Emulsions;
Urethane polymer

12

Gypsum based

Product name

Product form

Cement based systems

Calcium carbonate
based systems

Aqueous wood coatings

Aqueous low-PVC paints

Aqueous high-PVC paints

Waterborne coatings

Ciba VISCALEX range provides shear-thinning rheology to give good suspending power and sag resistance, but low
high-shear viscosity for ease of application.
Ciba RHEOVIS range is less shear-thinning than VISCALEX, or more Newtonian in rheology. This provides the best
leveling for gloss systems while avoiding spattering problems.

6.0

1.03

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Universal Resins for Resin Minimal Pigment Concentrates (RMPC)

Description/Application

EFKA 1101

Modified polyacrylate

Hydroxy functional acrylic resin for solventborne RMPC

60

EFKA 1500

Fatty acid modified polymer

Modified polyester resin for water- and solventborne RMPC

90

EFKA 1502

Fatty acid modified polymer

Modified polyester considered suitable for VOC-free pigment concentrates

95

Fatty acid modified polymer

Self-emulsifying polyester considered suitable for VOC-free pigment


concentrates, for decorative paints

75

EFKA 1503

13

Waterborne coatings

Chemical type

Solventborne coatings

Product name

% Active content

The Ciba EFKA 1000 series contains dispersing resins specially developed for the production of resin minimal pigment
concentrates. They show good pigment wetting and stabilizing performance and excellent compatibility with the resins
most commonly used in paints.

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Miscellaneous

EFKA 6700

EFKA 6725

Antigelling agent for air-drying


and stoving enamels
Cross-linking UV-absorber for air-drying
paints and varnishes
Synergist to aid dispersion of
phthalocyanine pigments, give lower
viscosity of concentrates
Industrial coatings, improving
conductivity

EFKA 6745

Blue powder

EFKA 6780

Cationic compounds

EFKA 6782

Cationic compounds

EFKA 6903

Modified
polyethylene-micronized

EFKA 6906

Low molecular weight,


polyethylene-micronized

EFKA 6950

Overbased calcium sulfonate


complex

Conductivity agent for industrial coatings


Solventborne systems. Polyethylene
wax for matting, antiblocking and scratch
resistance
Water- and solventborne systems.
Polyethylene wax for antiblocking and
scratch resistance
Anti-settling control additive for high-filled
solventborne systems

* Dosage: % on total formulation


** Dosage: low pigmented or unpigmented varnishes: 1-3% on total formulation
In pigmented coatings: 0.5-1.0% on total final formulation
Dosage: % calculated on pigment weight

14

0.5-1.0

15

End of process

**

>95

In the mill-base

3-5

100

End of process

0.2-2.0

80

End of process

0.1-1.0

70

Before process in
pigmented system

0.5-2.5

100

Before process in
pigmented system

0.5-2.0

100

In the mill-base

1.0-3.0

60

Incorporation
Before processing

Waterborne coatings

Description/Application

Ketoxime with phosphorus


ester salt
Derivative of 2,4 Dihydroxy
Benzophenone

Solventborne coatings

Chemical type

% Active content

Product name

% Dosage *

The Ciba EFKA 6000 series features more miscellaneous products including conductivity agents, waxes, synergists,
antigelling agents, light stabilizers and rheology modifiers.

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