GELLED COMPOSITIONS FOR SOLVENT-BASED COATINGS
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-13
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Gelled compositions for solvent-based coatings, which could be utilized in alkyd paints, lacquers, automotive, industrial, architectural, maintenance, wood, marine, aerosol, specialty, resistant or high performance applications, are disclosed. The gellant, which is preferably a modified polyamide, provides the desired rheological and thixotropic properties and compatibility with components in the formulation. The disclosed gellants are readily incorporated into the solvent-based formulations by mild heating and/or shear mixing to form, when cooled, provide homogeneous, shear thinnable gels to firm gels. The desired rheological properties can be tailored by the gellant loading in the formulation.