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Thetawet grades: superior wetting agents for HI&I formulators

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If you’re looking for exceptional wetting agents that are efficient at low end-use concentrations, talk to Chemlink Specialities about Thetawet short-chain fluorosurfactants.

Thetawet

Why Thetawet? 

Often used along with traditional and specialty surfactants, Thetawet FS-series short-chain fluorosurfactants deliver maximum performance and efficiency. 

Thetawet grades are stand-out because:

  1. They lower surface tension to levels below what’s achievable with other surfactants (< 20 dynes/cm)
  2. They have a broad range compatibility with other additives
  3. They are stable at extreme pH and with a high loading of additives
  4. They can improve the overall performance of your end product

 

 

Chemlink Specialities are pleased to supply three highly effective Thetawet grades, each with a wide range of applications for HI&I formulators.

Thetawet  Ionic Type  Form  % Solids  Diluent 
FS-8050  Nonionic  Liquid  50  Water 
FS-8150  Nonionic  Turbid liquid  25  Water 
FS-8250  Anionic  Turbid liquid  28  Water 

 

Thetawet FS-8050

Thetawet FS-8050 is a VOC-free, water-soluble nonionic ethoxylated fluorosurfactant with 50% actives. It offers outstanding wetting of low-energy substrates such as plastic, metal, glass, oily substrates, waxy surfaces, fluoropolymer and silicone treated fabrics. Thetawet FS-8050 is a foaming product. 

 

Thetawet FS-8150

Thetawet FS-8150 is a VOC-free nonionic fluorosurfactant that offers excellent surface tension reduction when used at levels of 0.01 to 0.1%. It performs well in severe thermal and chemical environments and is low foaming. We recommend use of no more than 0.25% in formulations due to limited water solubility.

**Thetawet FS-8150 also has anti-fogging properties, so can be used to impart (or even boost) anti-fog properties of things like glass cleaners – ideal for the current climate in which many people are struggling to wear masks and glasses together because of fogging.**

 

Thetawet FS-8250

Thetawet FS-8250 is a VOC-free, anionic fluorosurfactant which provides anti-blocking in paints and release properties to adhesives. It is a very low foaming product, giving excellent wetting and leveling benefits.

 

Applications

Suggested applications for these three Thetawet grades are below. Please get in touch with the Chemlink Specialities team for more detailed information.

Application Thetawet FS-8050 Thetawet FS-8150 Thetawet FS-8250
  • Floor finishes and sealers
  • Adhesives
  • Degreasers
  • Caustic bottle washing
  • Floor cleaners and strippers
  • Caulks and sealants
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Oil Field applications
  • Household cleaners
  • Inks
  • Brine foaming
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Pickling baths
  • Mold Release
  • High acid/base, and oxidizer formulations
  • Industrial and Architectural Paints & Coatings
  • High solids coatings
  • Automotive finishes and top coats
  • Lacquers and polishes
  • Release additive, anti-block

 

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