Dispersions, Resins and Additives

Rheology modifiers

RHEOVIS®, ATTAGEL®, ATTAFLOW® and EFKA® rheology modifiers for water-based, solvent-based, and solvent-free formulations

Our synthetic rheology modifiers include non-ionic associative (HEUR / HMPE), anionic associative (HASE) and non-associative thickener (ASE) technologies. Our focus is on highly efficient additives for water-based systems. Our rheology modifiers also provide additional functionalities like wetting properties and health or environmental benefits such as suitability for formulations free of VOCs, odors, APEOs and heavy metals. 

Rheology modifiers from BASF effectively reduce dripping and spattering of paints during roller or brush application. Sag resistance is improved by a rapid but controlled viscosity increase after application. They also reliably prevent sedimentation of pigments during transport and storage of the paints. 

At BASF, you will find experts who understand your specific needs and are glad to support you in finding the right rheology modifiers for your formulations.


Key features and benefits

  • Broad range of rheology profiles
  • Highly efficient across many resin types
  • pH independent (PUR / PE)
  • Improved wash and scrub resistance
  • Low impact on water uptake
  • Low impact on water whitening
  • Excellent leveling
  • Reduced spattering