Exploring to exceed customer expectations often lead us into technical discussions in areas beyond what our primary wax and PTFE micropowders offer.
Questions on problems such as foaming, flow, rheology, pH and water balance of customer specific formulations led us to develop product solutions and chemistries that became the cornerstone of our Specialty Additives line. Among these are our foam fighting S-7500, CeraFLOW E, CeraTHIX, pH Buffer, Aquapel, to name a few. Our mission is to serve customers in our core areas, but our vision takes us beyond that. Come explore with us beyond the obvious.
Texturing Powders for Inks and Coatings
Macro-Powders: Textures Above The Film
Shamrock’s powder processing capability includes “Sieve-Sized” powders having a narrow particle size distribution with average particle sizes from 25-200 microns. These materials provide texturing and tactile effects to coatings. (Click specific particle size to open TDS)
Unique additives which help control foaming, flow, rheology, pH, and water balance of customer specific formulations.
|S-7500||Aquapel||pH Buffer||CeraTHIX 58R||CeraTHIX 68ST|
|Appearance||Green Liquid||Amber Liquid||White Powder||White Powder||White Powder|
|Specific Gravity (g/cm³)||1.01||–||–||1.02||1.02|
|% Active||36 – 45%||100||40 ± 1||100%||100%|
|Viscosity (cps)||3,000 – 15,000||≤ 320||–||–||–|
|NPIRI Grind||–||–||2.0 max||–||–|
|DSC Melting Point||–||–||302ºF / 150ºC||85-88||–|
|Particle Size Mean Value (µm)||–||–||–||–||12-16|
|Feature||Anti-Foaming||Water Pick Up Control||pH Control|
Powder Coatings:Flow and Leveling Agents