Improve the efficiency of your grinding process with Grind Aids, Surfactants and Dispersants
CARBOWET® GA 200, SURFYNOL® AD01, TEGO® Dispers 747 W and SURFYNOL®
CARBOWET® GA 200
Grind aid that provides an optimal balance of wetting and stabilization for efficient pigment milling
Dynamic pigment wetting combined with low foam
Minimal impact on system rheology, water resistance, leaching, and blocking resistance
Improved color rub-out and color acceptance
Suitable for low-VOC paints and eco-label-compliant formulations
Recommeded addition level:
Between 0.2 and 0.5 % of total formulation. Higher usage levels, up to 3 % of total formulation, are suitable for wetting and stabilization in higher PVC formulations and pigment pastes. Can be used in grind and letdown stages.
Active matter content: 85 %
Multi-functional additive based on Gemini surfactant technology
Excellent dynamic pigment and substrate wetting combined with good defoaming properties
Reduces minimum film formation temperatures and improves film coalescence
Allows formulators to partially reduce co-solvent and meet VOC requirements
Suitable for low VOC paints and Ecolabel compliant formulations
Recommended addition level:
Between 0.1 and 1.0 % of total formulation weight. Can be used in grind and letdown stages.
Active matter content: 100 %
TEGO® Dispers 747 W
Very efficient wetting and dispersing additive for waterborne pigment concentrates and direct grinds; suitable for low-VOC and Eco-Label-compliant paints
Effective grinding of inorganic pigments and fillers
Leads to outstanding pigment concentrate acceptance with minimized rub-out values and high color strength
White base paint formulations show excellent storage stability at low viscosities
Minimal influence on coating properties
Recommended addition level: 0.3 – 1.0 % for direct grind
Active matter content: approx. 35 %
Grind aid surfactants are essential for the milling process, optimizing energy usage and maximizing particle size reduction.
CARBOWET® GA 200 surfactant is designed to provide dynamic surface tension control combined with good deaeration, leading to a more efficient milling process.
SURFYNOL® AD01 is a multi-functional surfactant that helps with formulating in a more efficient manner. Besides reducing dynamic surface tension and providing outstanding defoaming in pigment grind and paints, it also acts as coalescing agent.
Added to the binder, SURFYNOL® AD01 decreases the minimum film formation temperature and allows coating formulators to partially reduce the amount of co-solvent to help meet VOC requirements.