Rheology Modifiers for Water-Based Paints
Our brand name for water based paint additives is “Encotech P”. Products sold under this brand are ethylene oxide or propylene oxide derivatives of galactomannans including guar.
The non-ionic nature of Encotech P products ensure they are highly compatible with other chemical ingredients, additives and preservatives used in water based paints. Surface-treated Encotech P products enhance the dispersibility of powder in cold water allowing lump free solutions. The products also provide pseudo-plastic rheology and excellent water retention properties which improve the processability, brushability and pigment stability. Paints containing Encotech P products have an excellent leveling effect, at a lower cost than those containing Carboxymethyl Cellulose or Hydroxyethyl Cellulose.
Encotech P Products
Encotech PT - 201
A dual derivative of guar, which is stable at High pH and is compatible with most neutralizing amines. Can replace both CMC (Carboxy-Methyl Cellulose) and HEC (Hydroxy-Ethyl Cellulose) in Water-Based Paints, and Acrylic Wall Putty.
Encotech PT - 203
A blend of derivatized Natural Polymers that provides better viscosity and stability to water-based coatings. This Product is recommended for use in Premium Exterior Emulsion Paints as a replacement for HEC (Hydroxy-Ethyl Cellulose)
Encotech PT - 204
A blend of derivatized Polymers especially designed for use in Interior Emulsion Paints as a replacement for HEC (Hydroxy-Ethyl Cellulose). This product provides a higher viscosity, lesser brush marks and improved scrub resistance to the resultant paint.
Encotech PT - 206
A blend of derivatized polymers for use in Acrylic Wall Putty. This product improves the wet scrub resistance of the putty, while reducing brush mark formation on application, resulting in an HEC (Hydroxy-Ethyl Cellulose) like finish with a viscosity comparable to CMC (Carboxy-Methyl Cellulose).
Encotech PT - 303
Dispersible Blend of Hydroxy-Propyl Guar (HPG) and other natural polymers especially for use in Textured Paints. This product works well with high mineral content paints, and provides an excellent Texture Finish.