Matting Agents

Evonik's ACEMATT® range is made up of thermal and precipitated silica, both without after-treatment and with a polymer or wax surface treatment. Tight particle size distributions can ensure a homogenous appearance and high quality surface finish.

Formulation latitude is broad due to the extensive range of products. There are grades which can be easily incorporated into water and solvent based coatings respectively. Speciality grades for matting non-reducible coating systems also exist.

Low shear and short dispersion times make this a great product to work with. ACEMATT® is easy to incorporate and can be post added to adjust gloss levels. Suspension stability is normally very good.

Coatings formulated with ACEMATT® exhibit strong matting and sheen reduction, combined with excellent transparency. Surface definition can be retained when substrate impression is important. Options for adjusting the surface feel and roughness are also available. Creating a soft-feel coating is also possible with the correct choice of grade. Enhanced flow and levelling of the coating is obseved due to the spherical morphology of the particles. Increasing the loading tends to have a low effect on the build of viscosity for the same reason. Loading levels for reducible systems are normally quite low as well.

Other benefits include good scratch resistance and high chemical resistance. If you are looking to introduce a matt finish to your product then get in touch with us today to find out which grade would be most suitable for you.



    • Easy to incorporate into a wide variety of formulations. High shear forces are not required and short dispersion times recommended. Low addition levels required in reducible systems.

    • Post adjustment of gloss level is possible. Easy to add in the latter steps of the production process.

    • High matting efficiency to achieve low sheen. Homogenous surface appearance due to tight particle size distribution.

    • Adjustable surface texture possible due to the variety of particle size options. Gives soft-feel finish with certain grades.

    • High chemical resistance and resistant to variations in optical finish with abrasion or scratch damage.

    • Low impact on viscosity with loading, good suspension stability and good flow behaviour due to the spherical particle shape.

Typical Applications

    • Can and coil coatings

    • Wood coatings

    • UV coatings

    • Soft feel coatings

    • Decorative coatings

    • Polymers and Resin Systems

    • Printing Inks

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

ACEMATT® - Matting Agents for the Coatings Industry

An in-depth review of the nature of the ACEMATT® products, what it takes to make a matt system, internal and external parameters which influence the matting efficiency and hints for getting the most out of the products.

ACEMATT® - Matting Agents for the Coatings Industry Brochure /




ACEMATT® - Product Portfolio

A one-page family tree which highlights how the grades are differ on a compositional basis.

ACEMATT® - Product Portfolio Brochure /




ACEMATT® - The Optimum Matting Effect for Coating Systems

A brief overview of the feature and benefits of using ACEMATT® in your coating formulation.

ACEMATT® - The Optimum Matting Effect for Coating Systems Brochure /




ACEMATT® for Textile and Leather Coatings

A flyer which highlights the three grades frequently used in leather and textile coatings; to impart efficient matting with a high degree of transparency.

ACEMATT® for Textile and Leather Coatings Brochure /




ACEMATT® in Coil Coatings and Industrial Applications

A brief overview brochure of the top three products used for coil and industrial coatings.

ACEMATT® in Coil Coatings and Industrial Applications Brochure /




Novel Synthetic Silica Matting Agent for Polyaspartic Coatings

A technical paper which examines the use of ACEMATT grades in the matting down of a 100% system based on polyaspartic resin.

Novel Synthetic Silica Matting Agent for Polyaspartic Coatings Article /