Afcona - 5044 is an anionic/cationic wetting and dispersing additive designed to enhance the wetting of pigment surfaces and organically treated Bentonites.

Functions: Dispersant, Dispersant, Wetting Agent

Chemical Family: Anionics, Polyamides

End Uses: 2K (2 component) Coating, Baking Paint, Bentonites, Primer, Solventborne Coating, Solventless & High Solids Coating

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylic-Melamine, Acrylics, Alkyds (Long Oil), Alkyds (Medium Oil), Epoxies (EP), Polyurethanes (PU), Unsaturated Polyester (UPE)

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features
  • Afcona-5044 is an additive for pigment dispersion. It reduces the interfacial tension between the vehicle and pigments or extenders. It stabilizes the pigments through electrical charge repulsion forces.
  • Afcona – 5044 has the following special properties:
  1. Afcona – 5044 is a very compatible polymer. It can be used in all resin systems, ranging from nonpolar to highly polar systems. This product does not influence the pot-life of two-pack systems.
  2. Afcona – 5044 is often used in primer and some decorative paint. It is also widely used in marine and heavy duty paints as these paint systems do not require very high gloss finishing, and the chemical and physical properties are more important than the appearance.
  3. Using Afcona – 5044 will decrease pigment sedimentation, because it encourages hydrogen bond formation in the system.
  4. In the dispersion of organically treated Bentonites, the use of Afcona-5044 offers the following advantages:
    • Shorter dispersion time
    • Easier handling of the Bentonite gel
    • Improved storage stability

Note: Afcona – 5044 will become slightly hazy at temperatures below 5° C. This will not influence the performance of the product.

Applications & Uses


Physical Form
Transparent yellowish to brownish liquid
Soluble in
Xylene, n-butanol, Monopropyleneglycol
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density (at 20°C)0.93 - 0.95g/cm³-
Active Ingredients50 - 54%-
Amine Value5 -15mg KOH/g-
Acid Value25 - 45mg KOH/g-
Flash Point25.0°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

55 lb and 397 lb non-returnable containers.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
5 years
Storage Condition

Afcona-5044 should be stored in a cool, dry place.