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Rulon Bearings
BYK Advitrol® 50 Castor-based thixotropes
Categories: Other Engineering Material; Additive/Filler for Polymer

Material Notes: Description: Advitrol 50 are castor-based thixotropes suitable for a wide range of solvent systems. Compared to organoclays, castor-based thixotropes are significantly more thixotropic. This means that paints and coatings formulated with castor-based thixotropes exhibit shearthinning that does not immediately rebuild upon removal of the shear forces. This type of rheology presents several advantages, mainly in application properties. It is often said that these coatings exhibit a “buttery” feel during brushing. These thixotropes also provide a good balance between sag and leveling and usually are more effective in pigment suspension when compared to organoclay gellants.

Applications: Advitrol 100 & Advitrol 50 may be used in trade sales paints, industrial maintenance coatings, marine coatings, and product finishes. Advitrol 100 is especially useful in formulating high build epoxies and vinyls. Aliphatic, aromatic, and oxygenated solvents are all suitable for the Advitrol types. Note that as the KB Value of the solvent system increases, the incorporation temperature range narrows and the minimum and maximum incorporation temperatures decrease.

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