Coatings & Inks

BRINGING STRUCTURE TO THE COATING WORLD

VISCOWAX® is used in coatings with a variety of effects. It can be used as a matting agent, and manufacturers trust in its ability to adjust rheology as well as to enhance pigment orientation. What’s more, VISCOWAX® improves gloss, scratch resistance, processability, and much more.

In addition to coatings, it can also be used to improve properties in printed products, enhance the printing ink itself and smoothen the printing process.

The Viscowax Edge

In comparison to conventionally used additives, VISCOWAX® 353 allows for a much more effective pigment orientation, due to the high co-monomer content.

Winfried Hommel

Product Manager Polymers

Recommended Products

Over the years, a selection of products has emerged as the best choice for coatings and inks. Find our recommendations below.

VISCOWAX® 122

Excellent product for wax-dispersions for matting. Also very suitable for dispersion based additives to provide antiblocking and abrasion resistance.

VISCOWAX® 261

Highly recommended for rheology modifying dispersions, helps providing anti-settling and thixotropic effects.

EVA-waxes, like VISCOWAX® 343:

Rheology modifying, Anti-settling, especially suitable for improvement of pigment orientation in metallic lacquers.

VISCOWAX® 115, 116

For powder coatings, improves scratch resistance and works as processing aid.

VISCOWAX® 111:

Hard, low viscous wax optimized for spray micronization.

BETTER QUALITY, LOWER COST

Get in touch with one of our polymer specialists and learn more about VISCOWAX® and its benefits for your production process and product quality.