Deuteron® MK-F6 is an organic duromeric matting agent suitable for a wide range of coating applications, including water-borne, solvent-borne, and 100% systems. These matting agents can be employed as stand-alone additives or in conjunction with other materials to enhance their properties. The distinctive synthesis of Deuteron MK matting agents results in highly amorphous particle structures with a comparatively high surface area (BET), making them outstanding matting agents.

Functions: Flattener

End Uses: Coil Coating, Lacquers, Solventborne Coating, Waterborne Coating

Features: Abrasion Resistance, Blocking Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Enhanced Surface Smoothness, Excellent Scratch Resistance, Good Light Stability, Heat Resistance, High Performance, Improved Mechanical Resistance, Matting, Polishing Resistance, Weather Resistance

Technical Data Sheet

Ask P.A.T. Products Questions

Leo Coyle avatarErik Espling avatarLogan York avatar

Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

CASE Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Product Highlights

Micronized matting plastic, heat-resistant up to 200°C, not soluble in organic solvents, light-resistant, weather resistant, easily incorporable into solvent based and water based systems. Available in four particle sizes.

Product Features

The use of Deuteron® MK-F6 especially im- proves the following properties:

  • Good matting effect
  • Low influence on viscosity
  • High mechanical and chemical resistance
  • High scratch resistance and resistance to polishing
  • Support of soft effects.
  • Temperature resistant up to over 200 °C, short-
  • time up to over 300 °C
  • Pleasant touch (can range from "paper touch" to "soft feel")
  • Improved blocking resistance
  • Insoluble in solvents commonly used in coatings
  • Biodegradable.

Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Use Level
1 - 15 %
Product Applications

Deuteron® MK-F6 can be used in almost all coating applications ranging from water borne and solvent borne to 100 % systems. They can be used as stand-alone additives or in combination with other ma- terials to further improve their properties. Because of the wide range of available particle sizes the Deuteron® MK-F6 range is suitable for thin and thick film applications.


Dosage Information
  • Typical addition range: 1 %–15 %.
  • The required dosage level highly depends on the system (e.g. binder type, additives, solvent content) and appli- cation parameters. Thus, it is highly recommended to determine the needed addition level by a practical ladder study.
Processing Recommendations

The PMU chemistry in general is highly compatible in a wide range of systems. Due to that Deuteron® MK-F6 mat- ting agents can be incorporated easily by a high-speed stirrer without the need for specific wetting agents or dispersing aids. They are shear stable in high shear pro- cesses but should not be ground in a bead mill.

  • Deuteron® MK-F6 fine and very fine grades. Both grades lead to a smoother, almost waxy appearance with nice haptics.
  • Typically used for thin-film applications.


Physical Form
Fine white powders
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content100.0--
Oil Absorptionapprox. 251g Palatinol N/100 g(DIN ISO 787/5)
OH Contentapprox. 0.27%-
Oil Absorption (Palatinol N)251g/100g-
Bulk Density120Kg/m³-
Particle Size (d90)6.5μm-
Particle Size (d50)3.5μm-
Densityapprox. 1.47g/cm³-
Particle Size Distribution
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Particle size (dv90)approx. 6.5μm-
Particle size (dv50)approx. 3.5μm-

Technical Details & Test Data

Glass Level Comparison

Overview of Important Product Properties

Comparision of the amount of particle sizes and d-values

Technical Details

The graph shows the correlation between gloss level (60° gloss in blue and 85° gloss in red) and particle size distribution.

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Paper bag (10 kg net)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • 24 months at room temperature and dry conditions.
  • Storage temperature should not exceed 35 °C.