Afcona - 3593 is a leveling and substrate wetting agent for aqueous coatings and printing inks.

Chemical Family: Polysiloxanes

Features: Anti-Cratering , Anti-foaming, Good Leveling, Improved Substrate Wetting, Low Surface Tension, Recoatability

End Uses: Waterborne Coating

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features

Afcona – 3590 is a special structure designed organically modified polysiloxane. It can quickly reduce the surface tension and improve the performance of substrate wetting, as well as excellent anti-crater property, improve the mobility. And without inner adhesion problem between coating films.

Applications & Uses

Coating End Applications
Product Applications

Afcona-3593 has below advantages:

  • Excellent anti-crater behavior.
  • Good levelling property.
  • Fast substrate wetting.
  • No adhesion problems between coating films, No re-coating problems.
  • Little or no foam stabilization.
Addition and Dosage

0.1 – 1.0% on total formulation. In general, under normal conditions, the dosage is 0.2 – 0.8% based on total formulation.

Incorporation

Afcona-3593 should be added prior to processing. Shear force is required.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Clear to slight yellowish liquid
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Colormax. 6--
Density (at 20°C)1.00 - 1.03g/cm³-
Flash Pointmin. 100°C-
Refractive Index1.441 - 1.461--
Active Ingredientsmin. 96%-

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-3590 should be stored in a cool dry place.