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1200 Series - Associative Thickeners

A range of synthetic thickeners for water-based systems with a pH between 4.0 and 11.0, providing rheological control in a wide range of uses.

Products

DeCAL 1200 - Synthetic Thickener for Water-based Systems

DeCAL 1200 is an anionic polymer dispersion in mineral oil used as a general-purpose thickener giving short flow rheology across a wide pH range.

Applications

DeCAL 1200 can be used as a thickener and rheology modifier for many aqueous adhesive, paint and coating compositions, and requires no pH adjustments for activation when used within the range 4 - 11. DeCAL 1200 is particularly effective in low solids systems to prevent settling, such as shed and fence paints.

Benefits

  • Offers improved electrolyte tolerance when compared to traditional alkali swellable emulsions.
  • Supplied in a highly concentrated form so providing good viscosity at low concentrations

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DeCAL 1201 - Thickening and Rheological Control Additive in Powder Form

DeCAL 1201 can be used in a wide range of water-based systems. The product is designed to disperse and rapidly in aqueous systems, and can also be incorporated in powder blends and formulations.

Applications

DeCAL 1201 can be used in a wide range of water-based adhesives and latex. The product is especially suited for adhesive systems for  building and construction and DIY uses, as well as for pressure-sensitive adhesives, high speed machine adhesives and silicone defoamers.

Benefits

  • Effective over a wide pH range (pH 4-12).
  • Can be poured directly into the latex/emulsion or pre-diluted with a carrier solvent mixture (for example, aliphatic hydrocarbon) at a ratio of 1:2. In a pre-gel formation, DeCAL 1201 can be diluted with water to form a stock solution, when it will readily wet and disperse with moderate agitation.

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DeCAL 1203 - pH Independent Synthetic Thickener for Water-based Systems

An anionic polymer dispersion in mineral oil used as a general-purpose thickener giving short flow rheology across a wide pH range.

Applications

DeCAL 1203 can be used as a thickener and rheology modifier for many aqueous adhesive, paint and coating compositions, and requires no pH adjustments for activation when used within the range 4 - 11. DeCAL 1203 is particularly effective in low solids sytems to prevent settling, such as shed and fence paints.

Benefits

  • Supplied in a highly concentrated form so providing good viscosity at low concentrations.
  • Offers improved electrolyte tolerance when compared to traditional alkali swellable emulsions.
  • Active over a wide pH range (4 - 11) and requires no additional alkali.

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DeCAL 1282

DeCAL 1282 is an extremely high efficiency anionic liquid polymer dispersion in a non-aqueous carrier used as a general-purpose thickener giving short flow rheology.

DeCAL 1282 is provided in a highly concentrated form so providing good viscosity at low concentrations.

DeCAL 1282 is another high performance product, complimenting the DeCAL 1200 range of liquid dispersion type thickeners.

Applications

DeCAL 1282 can be used as a thickener and rheology modifier for many aqueous adhesive, paint and coating compositions.

DeCAL 1282 should be added directly to the coating mix with high efficiency mixing in order to avoid localised thickening.  If necessary dilution with the carrier oil can aid addition.

DeCAL 1282 will generally thicken quite rapidly, but the rate of activation is dependent upon temperature, speed of mixing and medium to be thickened.

DeCAL 1282 functions most effectively as a thickening agent across a pH range of 5 – 9

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DeCAL 1283

DeCAL 1283 is a highly efficiency anionic liquid polymer dispersion in a non-aqueous carrier used as a general-purpose thickener giving short flow rheology across a wide pH range.

DeCAL 1283 is provided in a highly concentrated form so providing good viscosity at low concentrations.

DeCAL 1283 is another high performance product, complimenting the DeCAL 1200 range of liquid dispersion type thickeners.

Applications

DeCAL 1283 can be used as a thickener and rheology modifier for many aqueous adhesive, paint and coating compositions, and requires no pH adjustments when used within the range 4-11.

DeCAL 1283 is active over a wide pH range (4-11) and requires no additional alkali. The product should be added directly to the coating mix with high efficiency mixing in order to avoid localised thickening.  If necessary dilution with the carrier oil can aid addition.

DeCAL 1283 will generally thicken quite rapidly, but the rate of activation is dependent upon temperature, speed of mixing and medium to be thickened.

Benefits

  • DeCAL 1283 provides highly efficient thickening power in water. However in the presence of high electrolyte concentrations we suggest that the use of DeCAL 1200 will give improved long term stability.

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