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TAPE JOINT COMPOUNDS Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028037D
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-21

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Larry Hyman
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The use of poly(ethylene oxide) homopolymers, such as POLYOX(TM) water soluble resins, imparts an unexpected increase in viscosity in tape joint compositions. This increase in viscosity is mostly evident in combination with hydroxyethyl cellulose, such as CELLOSIZE(TM) hydroxyethyl cellulose. This increased thickening effect allows manufacturers of tape joint compositions to use less thickener or more water to arrive at the desired viscosity. Further it leads to an improved hand tool workability and a better spray texture application of the tape joint compositions.