Coatings & Inks

The increase in performance and durability of waterborne coatings on the market today come as a result of solving key challenges in their formulation such as viscosity incompatibility both within the formulation as well as with a substrate which negatively affect stability, adhesion, and durability.

POLYOX™ and METHOCEL™ have had longstanding proven success in adjusting viscosities of coatings to fight separation on the shelf and ensure the resultant coated surface looks and performs as desired.

ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers are being used as high quality rheology modifier, film former and binder in inks for gravure, flexographic and screen printing. Additionally, ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers act as wetting agents during the pigment grinding process.

In aqueous inks for inkjet printing, POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers are applied as rheological modifiers, dispersant, stabilizer and drag reducer at low addition rates.