Fortcryl 3160 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 acrylic latex paint formulations where non-associative thickeners are used, such as C.M.C (carboxy-methyl-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 synereses. Fortcryl 3160 completely modifies the rheological behavior of acrylic latex paints, in such a way that they have a pseudoplastic characteristic at low shear rate and slightly Newtonian in high shear stress. The main advantages that are observed when using Fortcryl 3160 combined with Fortcryl 1940 in the manufacture of acrylic latex paints are: Low splash, Good leveling; Good transfer, Stability in packaging; Good viscosity in “high-shear”; Practicality in the production of paints; High viscosity in “Low-Shear” It was developed in order to avoid complicated combinations of thickeners (such as CMC or HEC) to obtain “Low” viscosities and “High-Shear”. Thus, it can be viscosity in “high-shear”; Practicality in the production of paints; High viscosity in “Low-Shear” it was developed in order to avoid complicated combinations of thickeners (such as CMC or HEC) to obtain “Low” viscosities and “High-Shear” If higher “High-Shear” is required, the Fortcryl 3160 can be combined with the Fortcryl 1940.
Any questions consult the Technical Bulletin of Fortcryl 1940 or contact our technical department. To facilitate the incorporation of Fortcryl 3160 with the paint, it is advisable to dilute it in water in advance. It is also important to note that the pre-mixture composed of pigments/fillers, additives and acrylic resin, is at alkaline pH before the entry of Fortcryl 3160. For development of acrylic latex paint base of our products, necessary supports and suggestion of formulas, adaptations of local raw materials and application processes and evaluations, please consult our technical department.