Kemectant EB3 is a clear-to-pale straw liquid used as a humectant in paints and coatings. It helps maintain moisture at the top of containers, preventing in-can drying. This versatile solution also enhances the freeze-thaw stability of aqueous pigment dispersions, ensuring stability and performance for various applications like pigment dispersions, inks, and paints.

Functions: Dispersant, Humectant

Labeling Claims: SVOC-free, VOC-free

Solid Content: 83.0 - 86.0 %

Features: Excellent Freeze/Thaw Stability, Good Pigment Dispersion

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Applications

Kemectant EB3 is a powerful processing aid for pigment dispersions, inks and paints. It exhibits the following properties:

  •  Improves the freeze-thaw stability - 17°C over 6 cycles
  • Extremely effective humectant (prevents in-can drying) up to 50°C
  • VOC free, SVOC free
  •  Increases compatibility in all aqueous systems

For formulations containing inorganic pigments up to 70% the addition and processing of all the components including Kemectant EB3 can be achieved by high speed/shear mixer. For organic pigments up to 55% we recommend further processing with a bead mill or triple roll mill to achieve maximum strength and required particle size.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Clear to pale straw liquid
Odor
Mild
Dispersible in
Ethanol
Insoluble in
Isopropanol, Acetone, Vegetable Oil, Xylene, UV Monomer
Soluble in
Water, Mineral oil, White Spirit, Monopropylene glycol, Diethylene glycol
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Pointmin. 150°C-
Pour Pointmax. 0°C-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.25--
Viscosity (at 25°C)364cP-
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (5% aqueous)5.0 - 7.5--
Solid Content83.0 - 86.0%-

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Kemectant EB3 an be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s, 200kg or 25kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions

Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Kemectant EB3 in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination. This material can separate on standing and at low temperatures. May require agitation and warming prior to use.