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Rheology Modifiers / Viscosity Modifiers / Thickeners

Rheology/viscosity modifiers are added to raise or control the viscosity and flow of the adhesive/sealant without changing the total solid content. Apart from modifying the viscosity, rheology/viscosity modifiers also improve the suspension of formulation ingredients, coating characteristics, stability and moisture retention of the adhesive/sealant. Rheology/ viscosity modifiers are added to adhesives that are applied as coatings (pressure sensitive adhesives, laminating adhesives) and those which should not sag before curing. They can be classified as organic and inorganic and are considered to be either pseudoplastic or thixotropic in nature.
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Eastman TXIB™ formulation additive by Eastman is the lowest viscosity additive available to the flexible PVC industry. It is completely compatible with PVC in all proportions and is usually blended... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants>Plastisol
  • Polymers>Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsions & Derivatives (PVAc)
THIXATROL® AS 8053 by Elementis is diamide-based low temperature activation rheological modifier and highly effective organic thixotrope. It is labeling-free and is based on renewable raw material... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives>Solvent based
THIXATROL® PM 8056 is a cost effective, seed resistant organic rheological modifier by Elementis. Designed for sealant applications. Provides high viscosity, thixotropy and thick layer sag control... view more
Applications
  • Sealants
THIXATROL® MAX by Elementis is a cost effective, seed resistant organic rheological additive and thixotrope. Designed for solvent-based adhesive and sealants. Provides viscosity and sag control in... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives>Solvent based
  • Sealants
THIXATROL® ST by Elementis is an organically modified castor oil derivative used as a rheological additive. Increases the viscosity and provides thixotropy. It contributes to pigment suspension and... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
THIXATROL® PM 8054 by Elementis is a seed resistant, cost effective organic rheological modifier. Provides high viscosity, thixotropy and thick layer sag control in high build, solvent-free systems... view more
Applications
  • Sealants
Dynasylan® 4148 by Evonik is polythylene glycol-functional alkoxysilane. It helps to control rheological properties and to reduce viscosity in highly-filled polymer systems, like aluminum... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives
ADDAPT Chemicals
ADDAPT® AS 400 by ADDAPT Chemicals acts as a rheology modifier. Exhibits blocking resistance and very good film forming properties. Offers very good water resistance. ADDAPT® AS 400 is used in... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives
  • Polymers>Acrylics & Acrylic Copolymers
Active Minerals
Min-U-Gel® 400 by Active Minerals is attapulgite clay. Acts as a levelling agent and rheology modifier. Aids in suspension of pigments and reduces syneresis which is critical to in-can stability... view more
Hydrous magnesium aluminum silicate with gelling and rheological properties used to thicken and stablize aqueous systems. Can be used alone or in conjunction with associative thickeners where a low... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives>Water-based
  • Sealants
Hydrous magnesium aluminum silicate with gelling and rheological properties used to thicken and stabilize aqueous systems. Can be used alone or in conjunction with associative thickener where a low... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives>Water-based
  • Sealants
Hydrous magnesium aluminum silicate. Used as a gelling and a thickening agent in aqueous systems such as drywall joint and caulking compounds, sealants and mastics. Can be used alone or in... view more
Applications
  • Sealants
Hydrous magnesium aluminum silicate with gelling and rheological properties. Used to thicken and stabilize asphalt containing systems. Can be used alone or in conjunction with other fibrous and... view more
Applications
  • Sealants
Starch ether. Acts as a rheology modifier. Is ecologically friendly and nontoxic. Offers high product consistency, good workability, sag resistance, water retention and set retardation. Provides... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants>Putty
  • Buildings & constructions
Starch ether. Acts as a rheology modifier. Is ecologically friendly and nontoxic. Offers high product consistency, good workability, sag resistance, water retention and set retardation. Provides... view more
Applications
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants>Putty
  • Buildings & constructions
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