Afcona - 3758 is a leveling and flow control agent for solvent-based coatings with anti-crater properties.

Functions: Flow Promoter, Leveling Agent

Chemical Family: Acrylics & Acrylates

End Uses: 2K (2 component) Coating, Baking Paint, Enamel, Radiation Curable Coating, Solventborne Coating, Stoving Paints

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylic-Melamine, Acrylics, Alkyds, Chlorinated Rubbers, Epoxies (EP), Nitrocellulose, Polyesters, Polyurethanes (PU), Unsaturated Polyester (UPE)

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

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features
  • In today coating world, polymers containing fluorocarbon is nearly banned in all coating related to electronic application. Afcona – 3758 are mainly developed to replace fluorocarbon modified leveling agent where it gives the same levelling and anti-crater performance.
  • Afcona – 3758 is a special modified polyacrylic polymer. It reduces drastically surface tension of organic coating systems. This, together with good compatibility in most solvent-based systems and with minimal foam stabilizing effect, makes it very effective as an anti-crater and flow control agent for all solvent based coating.
  • The levelling and anti-crater of Afcona – 3758 can be further improve by combine with Afcona any silicone containing or fluorocarbon containing, wherever it permitted, leveling agent. It will further improve the levelling, anti-crater and substrate wetting properties.

Applications & Uses

Markets
Applications
Compatible Polymers & Resins
Cure Method
Coating End Applications
Product Applications

Afcona-3758 is especially suitable for:

  • Stoving enamels based on alkyd, acrylic and polyester resins
  • Polyurethane coatings
  • Two-pack epoxy compounds
  • Thermoplastic system like nc, tpa and cab
  • UV coating
Addition and Dosage

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

Incorporation

Afcona-3758 should be added at the end of the batch preparation.

Properties

Physical Form
Appearance
Transparent to slight yellowish liquid
Soluble in
Methoxy Propyl Acetate
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Colormax. 3--
Active Ingredients50 - 52%-
Flash Point42.0°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

55 lbs and 397 lbs non-returnable containers.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
5 years
Storage Condition

Afcona-3758 should be stored in a cool dry place.