Afcona - 5054 is a wetting and dispersing additive formulated to prevent sedimentation and flooding of pigments.

Chemical Family: Carboxylic Acids & Derivatives

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylics, Alkyds (Long Oil), Alkyds (Medium Oil), Amino Resins, Chlorinated Rubbers, Epoxies (EP), Nitrocellulose, Polyethylenes (PE), Polyurethanes (PU), Unsaturated Polyester (UPE)

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

Synonyms: Light aromatic solvent naphtha (petroleum)

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features
Product Features
  • Afcona-5054 helps to reduce interfacial tension between hydrophilic pigments/extenders and the binder, forming a lattice structure with the pigments at the same time. It stabilizes pigment through electrical charge repulsion forces.
  • Afcona – 5054 has the following properties:
    • Afcona – 5054 offers very wide compatibility with almost all resins systems. It is especially suitable for non-polar to medium-polar binder systems, i.e. air-drying alkyd resins, chlorinated polymers, alkyd/amino resin combinations, and epoxies.
    • Afcona – 5054 is mainly used in primers and decorative paints. It is also widely used in marine and heavy duty paints.
    • Afcona-5054 is ideal for dispersing organophilic Bentonites, because it reduces dispersion time, improves the storage stability of the final paste, and gives a thixotropic, easily processed paste product.
    • Compared to Afcona – 5044, Afcona – 5054 has more polar groups and a higher molecular weight, giving it better anti- settling properties than Afcona – 5044.
    • Afcona-5054 may cause discoloration in nitrocellulose varnishes and cause gelling in certain UPE resin.

Note: Afcona – 5054 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
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density (at 20°C)0.88 - 0.90g/cm³-
Active Ingredients50 - 54%-
Amine Value45 - 60mg KOH/g-
Acid Value50 - 60mg KOH/g-
Flash Point42.0°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Chemical Inventories

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information

55 lb and 397 lb non-returnable containers.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
5 years
Storage Condition

Afcona-5054 should be stored in a cool, dry place.