Comparison between Orgasol® Powders and Other Coating Additives

  Coatings additives
  Orgasol® Powders

Polyethylene/

Polypropylene

PMMA Silica PTFE - PE
Abrasion resistance ++ - - - ++
Scratch resistance ++ + - - +
Gloss reduction ++ + + ++ +
Texturing effect ++ ++ ++ + ++
Other properties

Good slip control/

Improved cleanability

 

Poor solvent

resistance

in some cases

Increase in

viscosity

Poor stability/

Recoatability

issue

The Orgasol® and Rilsan® D products provide a multitude of benefits to coating formulations.  However, the best fit for the use of these materials is when the coating formulator wants to improve two or more aspects of coating performance.  For example, if a formulator is happy with a formulation and just needs to lower the gloss, the formulator should use silica.  However, if the formulator wants to reduce gloss and improve abrasion resistance or reduce gloss without a viscosity spike making the formulation unprocessable, these are ideal situations for the Orgasol® and Rilsan® D technology.  In these types of situations, the use of the Orgasol® or Rilsan® D products will help create a formulation that is both technically and commercially viable.