RHEOVIS® rheology modifiers
RHEOVIS additives encompass a broad portfolio of synthetic rheology modifiers designed for aqueous systems, including non-ionic associative (HEUR / HMPE), anionic associative (HASE) and non-associative anionic (ASE) technologies. Each product class has its own properties and applications to enable formulators to achieve their desired rheology profile with all types of resins. RHEOVIS PU and PE series of associative thickeners stand out as a class of groundbreaking additives based primarily on hydrophobically modified polyether and polyurethane derivatives. RHEOVIS HS and ASE are pH activated polyacrylate technology for ease of handling and in-can stability.
Key features & benefits
- Broad range of rheology profiles
- Highly efficient across many resin types
- Improved wash and scrub resistance
- Excellent leveling
- Reduced spattering
- Not susceptible to microbial attack
- Automotive coatings
- Architectural coatings
- Building materials
- Construction coatings
- Elastomeric roof coatings
- Furniture and wood coatings
- Industrial coatings
- Marine coatings
- Overprint varnish (OPV)
- Printing and packaging
Non-associative acrylics with pseudoplastic rheology profiles and reduced syneresis
1RHEOVIS AS 1125 NANon-associative pure acrylic alkali-swellable emulsion (ASE) low-shear thickener with high shear thinning, anti-sagging, low water uptake and high yield point.
2RHEOVIS AS 1127Efficient acrylic thickener (ASE) with pronounced pseudoplastic (low-shear) flow behavior for many aqueous paint and coating systems.
3RHEOVIS AS 1130Alkali swellable emulsion (ASE) that, upon neutralization with a base, imparts strong shear thinning characteristics in water-based coating systems.
4RHEOVIS AS 1187Novel, easy-to-use, pre-neutralized rheology modifier based on inverse emulsion polymerization technology.
5RHEOVIS AS 1337Non-associative pure acrylic thickener; most Newtonian product in the RHEOVIS AS range.
6RHEOVIS AS 1920Highly effective rheological control thickener for systems which are supplied as “dry systems”.
Associative acrylics with strong thickening response and reduced syneresis
1RHEOVIS HS 1152Hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion (HASE) and, upon neutralization with a base, enhances low-shear rheology in water-based coating systems.
2RHEOVIS HS 1162Acrylic thickener with associative thickening; thixotropic flow behavior; low water uptake; no impact on wet adhesion even after long water contact.
3RHEOVIS HS 1212Hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion (HASE) that, upon neutralization with a base, imparts mid- to high-shear rheology control in water-based coating systems.
4RHEOVIS HS 1332Hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion (HASE) that, upon neutralization with a base, imparts mid- to high-shear rheology control in water-based coating systems.
Associative urethanes with a broad range of rheology profiles and low effect on gloss development
1RHEOVIS PU 1185Low- to mid-shear thickener with excellent performance and easy handling; strong pseudoplasticity.
2RHEOVIS PU 1191Next-generation strong low-shear thickener with excellent performance and easy handling; strong pseudoplasticity.
3RHEOVIS PU 1214 NCNon-ionic rheology additive for aqueous systems. It is a polyurethane-based associative thickener that shows thickening with low shear thinning.
4RHEOVIS PU 1235Mid-shear thickener with good low-shear viscosity and moderate contribution to high shear viscosity.
5RHEOVIS PU 1250 NCMid-shear thickener with medium pseudoplasticity that provides excellent orientation of effect pigments.
6RHEOVIS PU 1251Extremely efficient, solvent-free non-ionic, associative rheology modifier designed to improve dry coating performance and appearance while improving application properties of latex based coatings and adhesives.
7RHEOVIS PU 1291Environmentally friendly and sustainable, next generation mid-shear polyurethane thickener for aqueous coatings and adhesives that is highly efficient and universal.
8RHEOVIS PU 1341Excellent low VOC high-shear rheology modifier with low odor, and imparts excellent flow.
Associative polyethers with Newtonian rheology profiles and good wet-scrub resistance
1RHEOVIS PE 1320 NCExcellent high-shear thickener that imparts excellent flow to improve high brush drag.
2RHEOVIS PE 1331Ultra-low VOC, Newtonian (ICI) associative thickener that exceeds benchmark HEUR technology in performance and efficiency.
1RHEOVIS VP 1231Modified vinylpyrrolidone-vinylacetate copolymer thickener with maximum thickening effect at a pH of about 5; can be used as protective colloid in the production of dispersions.