Polyacrylate Thickening Products

 

Alkali-Swellable Polyacrylates

Alkali swellable polyacrylates are low viscosity liquids which rapidly convert to flowable viscous solutions when diluted and neutralized with an appropriate base such as ammonium hydroxide or caustic. As such they can be converted to the finished thickener when needed or incorporated into low pH formulations and thickened “in-situ” to the desired viscosity.

 PARAGUM

Active FDA Clearances Suggested Applications & Description
 Paragum 500 35 175.105 Excellent all-purpose in-situ acid type thickener, "short" rheology, clear gel. Workhorse acrylic coatings thickener, used in defoamer.
 Paragum 511 20 175.105 Superior all-purpose in-situ acid type thickener, "stringy" rheology, clear gel. Used in conjunction with Paragum 500 to achieve the exact blend of rheological properties.
 Paragum 109 35 175.105, 176.170, 176.180 Intermediate rheology in-situ type thickener. Gentle thickening action.
 Paragum 525 30 Associative in-situ acid type thickener. High efficiency, effective in diverse applications, including carpet, wood, and tile adhesives.
 Paragum 530 35 Associative in-situ acid type thickener. High efficiency, effective in diverse applications, including carpet, wood, and tile adhesives.
 Paragum 600
 (APEO Free)
35 APE Free. Used in an "in-situ" thickener by adding directly to the material to be thickened. Performs effectively in a broad range of latices, coatings, adhesives, dispersions, and solutions. Ease of handling and processing, safety, thickening, efficiency, and consistency combine with it's unique short "buttery" flow characterisitics to give the formulator broad latitude and flexiblity in product design.
 Paragum 601
 (APEO Free)
20 APE Free. Used in an “in-situ” thickener by adding directly to the material to be thickened. Performs effectively in a broad range of latices, coatings, adhesives, dispersions, and solutions. Ease of handling and processing, safety, thickening, efficiency, and consistency combine with it’s unique “stringy” or viscoelastic flow characteristics to give the formulator great latitude and flexibility in product design.
   

  Sodium Polyacrylates

Versatile, effective, efficient, aqueous polymer solutions designed to provide thickening, suspending, coating, and unique rheological properties for a host of applications. Uses include primary and secondary thickening of coatings, adhesives, grouts, dispersions, suspensions; thickening of liquid solutions applied by spray application; and as protective colloids and particle coatings in specialty products. The broad product selection provides the formulator with a high degree of flexibility in determining the best choice for each application. Sodium polyacrylates are finished viscous solutions.

 PARAGUM

Active FDA Clearances Suggested Applications & Description
 Paragum T-111 15 175.105 Thickening of coatings, adhesives, sizes, and dispersions used in upholstery, drapery, carpet, paper, paint, wallpaper, printing, textile, and related industries.
 Paragum 184 13 175.105, 176.170, 176.180
 Paragum 241 13 Secondary thickening agents used to impart unique rheology properties to a formulation
 Paragum 341
 (APEO Free)
13 Thickening of liquid products applied by spraying, including defoamers and cleaning products.
 Paragum 247 13 175.105, 176.180 Particle coatings and temporary coating vehicles removable by water rinse.
 Paragum 288 10.5 Primary thickening agents in defoamers.
 Paragum 390
 (APEO Free)
14.5
 Paragum 277 12.5 176.18 Specially formulated to incorporate the performance attributes of the products above with the added benefit of built in extra thickening efficiency for EVA (VAE) latices
 Paragum
 AM-12
15 Paragum AM-12 is a synthetic resin solution polymer and an anti-migrant designed for pigment pad baths, dyeing cotton and polyester/cotton

 

 

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