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Paints, Coatings and Printing Applications
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PAINTS & COATINGS. . . as a thickener
Hectorite makes an excellent thickener for water base paints and coatings because of its suspending and thickening properties with pigments and extenders. Excellent thixotropy for reducing sags and drips. Hectorites provide low shear viscosity and prevent settling.

PRINTING. . . as a suspending agent
In the process of printing, some inks do not dry rapidly and may offset from one sheet to the back of the sheet stacked above it. A common cure for this problem is starch, held suspended by a thin hectorite or white bentonite suspension.

 

Products

Bentobrite®

  • Bentobrite 770
    Suspending agent and gellant for use in household products, automotive products, aerosols, paints, enamels and other industrial applications. Used as a binder and plasticizer, especially in ceramic bodies, to ease extrusion and increase green strength.

Hectabrite®

  • Hectabrite DP
    Produces high viscosities and high gel strengths at low solids levels. Exhibits a high degree of shear thinning. Used as a binder and plasticizer, especially in ceramic bodies, to ease extrusion and increase green strength. Used in paints, ceramic glazes, and in other applications where a high degree of anti-settling and anti-sag are required.

Hectalite®

  • Hectalite 200
    High-yielding hectorite clay that exhibits high efficiency, excellent rheology and stability. Typically used in dishwasher liquids, cementitious products, cleaners, architectural paints, ceramics, and adhesives.

Magnabrite®

  • Magnabrite T
    Used whenever an inorganic, thixotropic material is desired to disperse pigments, retard settling, impart body or stabilize emulsions. Magnabrite T is a nonmigrating binder which delivers high yield values that enable the successful suspension of high-density pigments and particles.

Polargel®

  • Polargel
    Suspending agent, viscosifier, binder and emulsion stabilizer for a variety of industrial products where low grit, light color, and high purity are required.
  • Polargel T
    A suspending agent, viscosifier, binder and emulsion stabilizer. A highly efficient form of purified white bentonite principally used in coating and cleaning compounds (polishes, detergents, etc.) Used whenever a white, inorganic, thixotropic material is desired for formulations.
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