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

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Identification & Functionality

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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.

Applications
  • 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.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
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.