Coatings & Inks


With its excellent binding and film-forming capabilities, WALSRODER™ Nitrocellulose is used in a wide range of applications such as printing inks, wood coatings, nail polishes, leather and industrial coatings.

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.


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.

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

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