DeCAL 1000 Gel Thickener for Spray-applied Coatings

DeCAL 1000 is a highly effective low shear thickener, greatly increasing viscosity and yield values which can be used in much lower quantities compared with other low shear thickeners.


DeCAL 1000 is recommended for use in flat paints, textured coatings, plasters and woodstains. It is easy to handle and can be incorporated at any manufacturing step. It is also ideally suited for use in industrial and household settings where it displays high thickening power, electrolyte tolerance, surfactant stability and water white clarity on neutralisation.


  • Ideal rheological control additive for water-borne adhesives and coatings.
  • Imparts a thixotropic rheology, giving non-stringy formulations easily hand or machine applied over a wide range of speeds and/or processes.
  • Less susceptible to microbiological attack than derivatives of cellulose. As a result, a lower level of biocide is needed, leading to a broader area of application.
  • Convenient to add as a liquid post additive, either directly into the mix or diluted 1:1, offering flexibility in viscosity adjustment at the end of a batch.