XYSIL® fumed silica is mainly used in paints and coatings as thixotropic agent and anti-settling agent

It is used to control rheological characteristics, helps in the prevention of rust and corrosion. XYSIL® products should be added in concentrations of 0.5–5.0%.

XYSIL® fumed silica improves thixotropic and rheological properties of coatings and paint systems, retains original transparency of lacquers. Furthermore, addition of fumed silica enhances hardening of coating film, adhesion to surfaces, as well as reduces deterioration rate of the coatings and fading of materials with transparent top coating. Besides, it helps to prevent run-off and sag of paints applied on vertical surfaces, thus ensuring top quality leveling. The fumed silica is used as a matting agent of lacquer systems, whereas the desired effect may be adjusted within wide ranges.

Fumed Silica XYSIL® for Paint & Coating & Ink

Sytem XYSIL® Grade Concentration in wt. % Effect
Polyester Coatings XYSIL®200
XYSIL®300
XYSIL®380
0.5-2.5 Thixotropy, Thickening, Antisedimentation, Free flow
Alkyd Resin Coatins XYSIL®200
XYSIL®300
XYSIL®380
0.5-5.0 Thixotropy, Thickening, Antisedimentation, Free flow
Acylic Resin Coatings XYSIL®200 1.0-4.0 Thixotropy, Thickening, Antisedimentation, Free flow
Zin-rich Paints XYSIL®200 1.0-3.0 Thixotropy, Thickening, Antisedimentation, Free flow
Powder Coatings XYSIL®150
XYSIL®200
0.8-1.2
0.8-1.2
Thixotropy, Thickening, Antisedimentation, Free flow
UV-curing coating XYSIL®200 2.0-3.0 Thixotropy, Thickening, Antisedimentation, Free flow
Printing Inks XYSIL®200 1.0-10 Thixotropy, Anti-Sag. Anti-Settling