Real estate paints: Fortcryl 3140 is an associative acrylic thickener with good ability to promote hydrophobic associations with acrylic ligands or styrene acrylics, as well as with other components used in acrylic latex paints. In the formulations of acrylic latex paints where non-associative thickeners are used, such as C.M.C. (carboxymethyl-cellulose) or H.E.C. (hydroxy-ethyl cellulose), it is very common for application deficiencies such as excessive spatter, low transfer and “orange peel” or runoff anomalies to be found. Also in this case the ink can present separation of excess phases, what we call syneresis. Fortcryl 3140 completely modifies the rheological behavior of acrylic latex paints, in such a way that they have a pseudoplastic characteristic at low shear rate and Newtonian at high shear stress. The main advantages that are observed when using Fortcryl 3140 in the manufacture of acrylic latex paints are: Low splash/ Good leveling / Good transfer / Stability in the packaging / Good viscosity in “high-shear” / Practicality in the production of paints. Fortcryl 3140 was developed with the aim of avoiding complicated combinations of thickeners to obtain viscosities in “Low” and “High-Shear”. Thus, Fortcryl 3140 can be used both on the grinding base and in the complete, making it unnecessary to use other thickeners, as it has balance
hydrophilic/hydrophobic. If needed higher “Low-Shear”, you can combine the Fortcryl 3140 with the Fortcryl 1960. Any questions consult the Technical Bulletin of Fortcryl 1960 or contact our technical department.