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  • BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH
  • Rheinpromenade 1
  • 40789 Monheim am Rhein
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Andrea Schamp
  • +49 (2173) 4995-486

Cognis DSX 3121 - A state-of-the-art, zero VOC, high-shear viscosity builder

(PresseBox) (Monheim, ) Paints and coatings for today's market need to fulfill specific performance requirements and not only comply with governmental regulations but also with leading environmental labeling protocols. They have to be VOC-, APEO- and heavy metal-free. At the same time they have to offer a similar or superior performance to that of conventional alternatives. Specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has now introduced DSX 3121, a new Newtonian rheology modifier designed to work in a full range of premium flat, eggshell, semi-gloss and gloss paints and coatings.

DSX 3121 from Cognis is an associative thickener that is designed to work with the new class of latexes for very low-VOC paints. It is a Newtonian (ICI) associative thickener that exceeds HEUR technology benchmarks in performance and efficiency. Besides being odor-free and VOC-free according to US-EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Method 24, DSX 3121 is free of APEOs, heavy metals and solvents. It provides excellent high-shear viscosity (ICI) build for improved one-coat coverage, while at the same time enhancing low shear (KU) performance for superior sag resistance. Even though it works in the full paint VOC range, DSX 3121 is specifically designed for paint systems with VOC contents of 50 grams per liter or less, and it is recommended for use in premium flat, eggshell, semi-gloss and gloss paints and coatings.

Combining performance and efficiency

DSX 3121 meets the guidelines of renowned environmental labels and provides improved syneresis resistance, superior sag resistance, excellent flow and leveling with outstanding scrub resistance. DSX 3121 not only has a favorable ecological profile, its high level of performance also makes it ideal for use in one-coat coverage paints. DSX 3121 is up to 30 percent more efficient than the benchmarks, which means that it fulfils the ever increasing demand from the paint and coatings industry for products that combine performance and sustainability.

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Shailesh Shah, Director Global Marketing Coatings, comments: “With DSX 3121, we have proven once again that sustainability and performance are not mutually exclusive. At Cognis, we have the necessary knowledge and expertise to develop environmentally sound solutions that are highly efficient, with state-of-the-art performance and ease of application.”

BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,500 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and provides value adding solutions and products based on renewable raw materials. The company serves the food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2009, Cognis recorded sales of about 2.6 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 364 million euros.