Rheology Modifiers are specialty additives that have a direct impact on the rheological characteristics. Rheology modifiers are mainly used as an aid to reach the ideal rheological profiles either pseudo-plastic or thixotropic. The flow behavior of the paint/coating is controlled through reaching the optimum viscosity.
Newtonian Flow: With different shear rates the viscosity of the fluid remains constant.
Pseudo-plastic Flow: With an increasing Shear Rate the fluid exhibits a drop in viscosity
Dilatant Flow: With an increasing Shear Rate the fluids exhibits an increase in the viscosity
Classification of Rheology Modifiers:
EAGA-HASE belongs to the Hydrophobic Alkaline Swell-able Emulsion family. A rheology modifier (Thickener) for Water Based Coatings & Other industrial applications that require high PH medium.
Our EAGA-HASE is a hydrophobically-modified ASE. A hydrophobic acrylic ester monomer is introduced to the regular Alkaline Swelling Emulsion. EAGA-HASE is an acidic specialty additive which is PH dependent.
neutralized with Ammonia, it becomes soluble.
the emulsion clarifies and becomes highly viscous.
EAGAHASE-LS 001 & EAGAHASE-HS 095:
Gives a clear viscous solution when diluted with water and neutralized with a base. Effective in improving low shear rate viscosity.
Compatible with Soaps, Synthetic Detergents & Dispersing Agents. Can work in textiles, leather and water-based ink industries.
Optical & Mechanical Properties:
Gloss for paint based on 55% binder: in comparison with other thickeners of the same type EAGAHASE achieved the least drop in Gloss levels.
Opacity: With 98.5% EAGAHASE is in the lead with the best covering after 1 week