Afcona - 3587 is a silicone-based leveling, substrate wetting, and anti-crater agent for aqueous coatings.

Chemical Family: Polysiloxanes

Features: Anti-Cratering , Good Compatibility, Good Leveling, Improved Substrate Wetting, Low Foaming, Low Surface Tension

End Uses: Waterborne Coating

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features

Afcona – 3587 is the structure of polyether modified polysiloxane. It is recommended to solve substrate wetting problem in water-based coatings. Afcona -3587 can reduce the surface tension quickly, and has excellent property of anti-crater. Hence, no foam stabilization problems as well as inner adhesion problems between coating films.

Applications & Uses

Coating End Applications
Product Applications

Afcona-3587 has below advantages:

  • Excellent anti-crater behavior.
  • Fast and better substrate wetting.
  • Improved leveling.
  • No inter-coat adhesion problems.
  • Little or no foam stabilization.
Addition and Dosage

0.2 – 1.0% on total formulation. In general, under normal conditions, the dosage is 0.1 – 0.5% based on total formulation.

Incorporation

Afcona-3587 should be added prior to processing. Shear force is needed If it has been added after processing.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Transparent to slight yellowish liquid
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Colormax. 3--
Active Ingredientsmin. 95%-
Density (at 20°C)0.97 - 1.00g/cm³-
Refractive Index1.430 - 1.450--
Flash Pointmin. 100°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance
Chemical Inventories

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

25kg and 180 kg non-returnable containers.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
3 years
Storage Condition

Afcona-3587 should be stored in a cool dry place.