|Elementis Specialties, Inc.|
Others Composites and PolymersRheology modifier
OrganoclayNanoparticle /Nanopowder CAS Number : 1302-78-9
Easy to use • Highly efficient with consistent rheological properties • Eliminates need for pregels • Eliminates need for chemical activators in conventional solvent based systems
Elementis Specialties is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of various types of rheology modifiers. Our major brands - BENTONE®, BENTONE SD®, BARAGEL®, THIXATROL®, THIXCIN®, and RHEOLATE® products provide the most versatile rheological properties to improve the application properties of solventborne, waterborne, high-solids and UV-cured systems.
BENTONE®1000 is an organic derivative ofbentonite clay. This highly efficient and costeffectiverheological additive is designed for low- tointermediate polarity organic systems
BENTONE®1000 should be incorporated in thedispersion phase under high shear. A pigmentedCowles dispersion is sufficient. A chemicalactivator is not required, although sometimes theaddition of a small quantity of water (ca 1/3 theweight of BENTONE®1000) is beneficial.The BENTONE®1000 powder is added directly tothe resin/solvent blend and is thoroughly mixed for10 minutes. The pigments and fillers are thenadded and dispersed with high shear for at least15 minutes.There is generally no need to pregel BENTONE®1000 additive. However, in low solvency, highsolids systems it may be desirable to use aBENTONE®1000 pregel.1. Mineral Spirits 87 parts2. BENTONE®1000 10 parts3. Water 3 partsFull efficiency will be obtained when the pregel isadded to the dispersion phase.