WETTING AND LEVELING ADDITIVES

Wetting/leveling additives offer formulation performance enhancing properties. Wetting agent provides wetting characteristics to pigment/ particle during the milling stage in which dispersibility improves significance. The additives also enhance film appearance to difference hard to wet substrate. They also improve compatibility with difference components in the formulation.

Overview D-Wet from AD Technology:
• 100% active.
• Difference technologies.
• Can be used in both waterborne and solvent base formulation.
• Effective in both milling and finish process.

GradeDescription% ActiveInstruction Recommendation DosageFeature Benefit
ADTSOL™W-010Low surface tension ethoxylate polymer100Addition during high speed grinding or during milling stage can enhance wetting of pigment to improve dispersibility 1.0-1.5% additive (as supplied) based upon total grind or mill-based formulation 0.2-1.0% additive (as supplied) based upon total finish formulationAutomotive coatings base coat and high end industrial; suitable for making resin-free and resin-containing pigment concentrates. Offers high jetness with blue tone
ADTSOL™W-020Siloxane in low surface tension polymer back bone100Addition to the finish provides a large decrease in surface tension in aqueous systems and therefore improves substrate wetting and leveling 0.5-1.0% additive (as supplied) based upon total grind or mill-based formulation 0.2-1.0% additive (as supplied) based upon total finish formulationHigh-end industrial and automotive coatings; suitable for making resin-free and resin-containing pigment concentrates.
ADTSOL™W-030Fluoro based in low surface tension polymer back bone 100Addition during high speed grinding or during milling stage, dependence of grinding process, ratio study is needed in order to eliminate fish eye during let down0.2-0.6% additive (as supplied) based upon total grind or mill-based formulation 0.1-10.3% additive (as supplied) based upon total finish formulationHigh-end industrial and automotive coatings; suitable for making resin-free and resin-containing pigment concentrates.