Aquaflow™ XLS series – the next generation of rheology control

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Aquaflow™ XLS-series NSATs are highly efficient, second generation, low-shear effective liquid thickeners. The Aquaflow™ XLS chemistry provides an optimized balance of leveling with exceptional sag-resistance through a unique engineered structure recovery behavior. This balance of properties means that painters will appreciate a virtually drip-free application resulting in beautiful finished painted surfaces free of brush marks, which is particularly desirable in semi-gloss and high-gloss paints.

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recovery curve: viscosity recovery after shear:

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faster recovery translates in non-drip sag resistance:

balance leveling and sag

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Aquaflow™ XLS-series rheology modifiers also deliver improved viscosity retention upon point-of-sale tinting with universal colorants. XLS technology works well in whites, ready-mix colors and tint bases, including deep bases, which often present a challenge for other synthetic thickeners. Three Aquaflow™ XLS grades are available and are optimized according to tint base and resin type. All grades of Aquaflow™ XLS rheology modifiers are supplied as low-viscosity, APEO-free and solvent-free liquids for a cost-effective designed rheology solution in an environmentally responsible package, ideal for your next generation of “greener” paints.

key benefits:
  • exceptional balance of leveling and sag resistance
  • drip-resistant application
  • superior thickening efficiency
  • improved viscosity retention on tinting with universal colorants
  • improved brush loading
  • improved applied hiding



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