Afcona - 3588 is a silicone-based leveling, substrate wetting, and anti-crater agent for aqueous coatings and inks without affecting inter-coat adhesion.

Chemical Family: Polysiloxanes

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylics, Alkyds, Epoxies (EP), Polyester - Melamine, Polyurethanes (PU)

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

End Uses: Waterborne Coating, Waterborne Ink

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features

Afcona – 3588 is a special designed polyether modified polysiloxane. It moves very fast in defective part of coatings, and can decrease the surface tension easily, and it has good compatibility properties.

Applications & Uses

Compatible Polymers & Resins
Coating End Applications
Ink & Toner End Applications
Product Applications

It is very effective in below properties for any water based systems:

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

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

Incorporation

Afcona-3588 should be added after processing.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Transparent to slight yellowish liquid
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Colormax. 3--
Active Ingredientsmin. 96%-
Density (at 20°C)1.04 - 1.08g/cm³-
Refractive Index1.445 - 1.465--
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
5 years
Storage Condition

Afcona-3588 should be stored in a cool dry place.