Deuteron® WS is a silicone-based additive made from a highly compatible polyether silicone block polymer. It effectively reduces surface tension, resulting in enhanced flow and leveling properties when incorporated into water-based coatings and inks. This additive contributes to improving the surface smoothness of the applied coatings.

Chemical Family: Silicone-Polyethers

Functions: Flow Promoter, Leveling Agent

End Uses: Waterborne Coating, Waterborne Ink

Features: Enhanced Surface Smoothness, Excellent Scratch Resistance, Good Leveling, High Gloss, Improved Slip, Improved Substrate Wetting, Low Surface Tension, Metallic Shiny Finish

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Coating Type
Ink & Toner Type
Use Level
0.1 - 1.0 %

Deuteron® WS is suitable for all aqueous formulations. The addition of Deuteron® WS specifically improves

  • Surface flow and smoothness
  • Slip properties and thus improved scratch
  • resistance
  • Surface wetting
  • Shine / Gloss
  • Orientation of matting agents, pigments and fillers

Deuteron® WS does not affect recoatability and does not show any incompatibilities like cratering.


0.1 - 1.0 % (calculated on the complete formulation) depending on binder, application and required properties.

Processing Information
  • Deuteron® WS can be added at any stage of the manufacturing process. It is easily dispersable and should be added while stirring.
  • Silicone additive for the improvement of surface smoothness.


Physical Form
Clear colourless liquid
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Bulk Densityapprox. 0.96g/cm³-
Viscosityapprox. 80mPa.s-
Active Content50.0%-

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information
  • Steel drum (25 kg net)
  • Steel drum (200 kg net)

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage Conditions

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