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PU, HASE and Inverse Emulsion Rheology Modifiers

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Product Overview

 

TAFIGEL® rheology modifiers comprise a range of thickener types for water-based systems. TAFIGEL® PUR thickeners work via a HEUR-type mechanism, whilst TAFIGEL® AP thicken via an inverse emulsion or HASE mechanism. A whole spectrum of rheological characteristics is achievable with this range: from Newtonian to highly pseudoplastic. Our PU thickeners have a non-ionic structure, allowing them to thicken independent of pH whilst improving compatibility with other formulation ingredients. Viscosity is built (favoured over elasticity) which means low spatter and good pick-up. This makes them an excellent choice for paints, lacquers, emulsion plasters, adhesives, sealants, and printing inks.

 

Brochures & Technical Literature

TAFIGEL® Rheology Modifiers

An overview of the structure, properties and thickening mechanism of the TAFIGEL® range. This brochure also examines how other formulation components might interact with associative thickeners.

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Green Products Brochure

An overview of Münzing Chemie's Sustainable additive range.

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Technical News 04 - TAFIGEL® Rheology Modifiers

A look into how the TAFIGEL® series fits in with other rheology modifiers and goes into some more specifics of the particular grades and their benefits.

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Product Features
  • Based on polyurethane and acrylic co-polymers
  • Associative or swelling thickeners
  • A wide range of rheological profiles is possible through proper grade selection
  • Build viscosity over elasticity
  • Effective over a wide pH range
  • APE(O)-, VOC- and organotin-free grades
Product Benefits
  • Easy incorporation at any stage of manufacturing
  • Excellent flow, levelling and gloss characteristics: particularly with the PUR grades
  • A high level of viscosity build-up and sag resistance: especially with the AP grades
  • Non-ionic PUR grades have a very broad compatibility with other components of the formulation
  • Excellent pick-up, reduced brush marks and low spattering
  • Good colour acceptance in tinting applications. Surfactants have little impact on the efficacy of newer-generation products
Typical Applications
  • Paints and coatings
  • Industrial and wood coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Cleaning products
  • Emulsion plasters
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
Related Technical Articles

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades with their Technical Datasheets (TDS) is given below.

If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS), Product Safety Information (PSI) or an alternate grade, then please get in touch or request a sample.

Key points at a glance:

  • Pseudoplastic rheology build
  • Popular substitute for the older TAFIGEL PUR® 40. There is a new developmental grade available for this purpose as well
  • VOC-/APEO-/organotin- free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 44 Technical Datasheet 57 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • Pseudoplastic rheology build
  • Used in difficult-to-thicken systems
  • VOC-/APEO-/organotin- free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 48 Technical Datasheet 76 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • Newtonian-Pseudoplastic rheology build
  • Popular for ink and adhesive food contact applications
  • VOC-/APEO-/organotin- and solvent-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 54 Technical Datasheet 76 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • Strong pseudoplastic rheology build
  • Stable to surfactant addition
  • VOC-/APEO-/organotin- free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 64 Technical Datasheet 115 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • Newtonian rheology build
  • Broad food contact approvals
  • VOC-/APEO-/organotin- and solvent-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 80 Technical Datasheet 76 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • Newtonian rheology build
  • Popular for ink and adhesive food contact applications
  • VOC-/APEO-/organotin- and solvent-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 82 Technical Datasheet 76 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • Highly Newtonian rheology build
  • Used in difficult to thicken systems
  • VOC-/APEO-/organotin- and solvent-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 85 Technical Datasheet 76 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • A bio-based version of Tafigel PUR 54
  • Nonionic polyurethane in water
  • VOC-, APECO-, organotin- and solvent-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 54R Technical Datasheet 110 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • Non-ionic polyurethane in butyltriglycol/water
  • APE- and VOC-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 60 Technical Datasheet 76 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • A bio-based version of Tafigel PUR 64
  • Nonionic polyurethane in water
  • Designed especially for use in industrial paints, but suitable for many more applications
  • VOC-, APE- and organotin-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 64R Technical Datasheet 103 KB

Key points at a glance:

  • A bio-based version of Tafigel PUR 82
  • Nonionic polyurethane in water
  • VOC-, APECO- and organotin-free
download TAFIGEL® PUR 82R Technical Datasheet 94 KB