VISCOLAM® - Synthetic Based Rheological Additives 

Our High-Tech Waterborne liquid Synthetic Thickeners 

Our High-Tech Waterborne liquid Synthetic Thickeners 

VISCOLAM® are synthetic rheology additives that solve most of the technical challenges in production and application.

We provide acrylic based VISCOLAM®, including  

  • Alkali Swellable Emulsions ( ASE) 
  • Hydrophobically modified Alkali Swellable Emulsions (HASE)
  • Hydro Swelling Droplet (HSD) thickeners

VISCOLAM® PS is the associative polyurethanes (HEUR) line

Acrylic Synthetic Thickeners

ASE (Alkali Swellable Emulsions)

Emulsion that provides thickening without interacting with other ingredients. Versatile solution, with perfect colour acceptance and rheological behaviour

HASE (Hydrophobically modified Alkali Swellable Emulsions)

Emulsion with improved cost/performance ratio, achieved through interaction with other ingredients allowing for dosage reduction.

HSD (Hydro Swelling Droplet)

Emulsifier with high thickening capability. Finds its application in putties and basically where wet-scrub resistance needs to be excellent.  

Polyurethane Associative Thickeners

HEUR (Hydrophobically modified Ethoxylated Urethane URethanes)

Known as HEUR (Hydrophobically modified Ethoxylated Urethane URethanes) our VISCOLAM® PS products contain several possible non-ionic  structures.

Associative polyurethanes provide performances in systems containing hydrophobic binders i.e. for protective coating and enamel paints, or when wash-ability or outdoor resistance are mandatory.

Tailor-made 3D structure allows to achieve rheological profiles that cannot easily, or not at all, be obtained with other technologies.

Their visco-elasticity improves the flowing behaviour making them the key rheological thickener for high quality paints, varnishes, floor coatings, furniture and gloss enamels.