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North America
Europe
Asia / Pacific
 Wetting & dispersing agents for North America
Click on one the series below to see Solvay Novecare's recommendations for wetting & dispersing agents for North America

Anionic series

Product Name Ionic Range Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® 4100 Anionic 100 Universal colorants, best for low to mild HLB organic pigments 0.1 - 0.5% (active) as paint wetting agents,
1-2% (active) for pigment wetting,
upto 5-20% (active) on the pigment for pigment dispersing
Rhodoline® 4160 Anionic 25 Low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild HLB organic pigments, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4170 Anionic
(ammonium neutralized)
25 Low to zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild HLB organic pigments, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4200 Anionic
(potassium neutralized)
100 Universal and low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild to high HLB organic pigments
Rhodoline® 4400 Anionic 100 Universal and low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and low to mild HLB organic pigment, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4500 Anionic
(ammonium neutralized)
73.5 Substrate wetting test for corrosion resistance 0.1 - 0.5% (active) as paint wetting agents

Non ionic series

Product Name HLB Range VOC Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® 3100 11-13 0 85 Low to medium HLB organic pigment wetting including carbon black and lampblack, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 11-13 0.1 - 0.5% as paint
wetting agents,
1-2% for pigment wetting,
10-30% on the pigment for pigment preparation
Rhodoline® 3200 8-11 0 90 Low HLB organic pigment including toluidine red and yellow and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 8.5 - 11
Rhodoline® 3300 13-14 0 100 Medium HLB organic pigment wetting including phthalo green and quindo red, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 13-14
Rhodoline® 3400 14-16 0 80 Medium to high HLB organic pigments such as azo yellow and phthalo blue, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 14-16
Rhodoline® 3500 >16 0 70 High HLB organic pigment wetting: replaces APE wetting agents with HLB >16


Product Name Cloud Point % VOC* Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® WA 100 29 0 100 APE-free and solvent free surfactant with a good balance of wetting and low foaming properties. Great alternative to low foaming products wetting agents 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® WA 120 40 0 100 APE-free and sovent free low foaming surfactant with excellent wetting properties. Great alternative to silicone wetting agents. 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® WA 150 18 0 100 Extremely low foaming APE-free and solvent free surfactant with good wetting properties. Good alternative to acetylenic diol based wetting agents 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® WA 200 >100 0 50 APE-free and solvent free surfactant that provides excellent stability in low to high PVC paint formulations. Replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 17-19 such as OP-40 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 2109 60 0 90 Mid-range APE-free and solvent free surfactant that provides excellent wetting. Replaces APE-wetting agents like NP9 or similar products 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 5520 27 0 100 APE-free and solvent free surfactant that provides excellent wetting yet minimal foaming. Another alternative low foaming products wetting agents 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
*VOC evaluated by ASTM D6886
Wetting & dispersing agents for Europe
Click on one the series below to see Solvay Novecare's recommendations for wetting & dispersing agents for Europe

Anionic series

Product Name Ionic Range Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® 4100 Anionic 100 Universal colorants, best for low to mild HLB organic pigments 0.1 - 0.5% (active) as paint wetting agents, 1-2% (active) for pigment wetting ,upto 5-20% (active) on the pigment for pigment dispersing
Rhodoline® 4160 Anionic 25 Low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild HLB organic pigments, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4170 Anionic
(ammonium neutralized)
25 Low to zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild HLB organic pigments, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4200 Anionic
(potassium neutralized)
100 Universal and low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild to high HLB organic pigments
Rhodoline® 4500 Anionic
(ammonium neutralized)
73.5 Substrate wetting test for corrosion resistance 0.1 - 0.5% (active) as paint wetting agents

Non ionic series

Product Name HLB Range VOC Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® 3100 11-13 0 85 Low to medium HLB organic pigment wetting including carbon black and lampblack, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 11-13 0.1 - 0.5% as paint
wetting agents,
1-2% for pigment wetting,
10-30% on the pigment for pigment preparation
Rhodoline® 3200 8-11 0 90 Low HLB organic pigment including toluidine red and yellow and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 8.5 - 11
Rhodoline® 3300 13-14 0 100 Medium HLB organic pigment wetting including phthalo green and quindo red, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 13-14
Rhodoline® 3400 14-16 0 80 Medium to high HLB organic pigments such as azo yellow and phthalo blue, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 14-16
Rhodoline® 3500 >16 0 70 High HLB organic pigment wetting: replaces APE wetting agents with HLB >16


Product Name Cloud Point % VOC* Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® WA 100 29 0 100 APE-free and solvent free surfactant with a good balace of wetting and low foaming properties. Great alternative to low foaming products wetting agents 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® WA 150 18 0 100 Extremely low foaming APE-free and solvent free surfactant with good wetting properties. Good alternative to acetylenic diol based wetting agents 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® WA 200 >100 0 50 APE-free and solvent free surfactant that provides excellent stability in low to high PVC paint formulations. Replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 17-19 such as OP-40 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 2109 60 0 90 Mid-range APE-free and solvent free surfactant that provides excellent wetting. Replaces APE-wetting agents like NP9 or similar products 0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 5520 27 0 100 APE-free and solvent free surfactant that provides excellent wetting yet minimal foaming. Another alternative low foaming products wetting agents

0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agents
*VOC evaluated by ASTM D6886
Wetting & dispersing agents for Asia\Pacific
Click on one the series below to see Solvay Novecare's recommendations for wetting & dispersing agents for Asia / Pacific

Anionic series

Product Name Ionic Range Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® 4100 Anionic 100 Universal colorants, best for low to mild HLB organic pigments 0.1 - 0.5% (active) as paint wetting agents, 1-2% (active) for pigment wetting ,upto 5-20% (active) on the pigment for pigment dispersing
Rhodoline® 4160 Anionic 25 Low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild HLB organic pigments, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4170 Anionic
(ammonium neutralized)
25 Low to zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild HLB organic pigments, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4200 Anionic
(potassium neutralized)
100 Universal and low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and mild to high HLB organic pigments
Rhodoline® 4400 Anionic 100 Universal and low / zero VOC colorants, best for inorganic and low to mild HLB organic pigment, paint wetting agents
Rhodoline® 4500 Anionic
(ammonium neutralized)
73.5 Substrate wetting test for corrosion resistance 0.1 - 0.5% (active) as paint wetting agents

Non ionic series

Product Name HLB Range VOC Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® 3100 11-13 0 85 Low to medium HLB organic pigment wetting including carbon black and lampblack, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 11-13 0.1 - 0.5% as paint
wetting agents,
1-2% for pigment wetting,
10-30% on the pigment for pigment preparation
Rhodoline® 3200 8-11 0 90 Low HLB organic pigment including toluidine red and yellow and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 8.5 - 11
Rhodoline® 3300 13-14 0 100 Medium HLB organic pigment wetting including phthalo green and quindo red, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 13-14
Rhodoline® 3400 14-16 0 80 Medium to high HLB organic pigments such as azo yellow and phthalo blue, and substrate wetting: replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 14-16
Rhodoline® 3500 >16 0 70 High HLB organic pigment wetting: replaces APE wetting agents with HLB >16


Product Name Ionic Nature HLB Range Active % Application Dosage
Rhodoline® WA9 Nonionic 11 - 13 99 Low to High PVC paint formulation
Replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 11-13
0.1 - 0.5% as paint wetting agent
Rhodoline® 2809 Nonionic 11.5 - 13.5 90 Low to high PVC paint formulation
Low pour point of < 0°C
Replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 11 - 13
Rhodoline® WA40 Nonionic 16 - 18 70 Low to High PVC paint formulation
As a stabilizer in paint formulation
Replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 16-18
Rhodoline® WA200 Nonionic 17 - 19 50 Low to High PVC paint formulation
As a stabilizer in paint formulation
Replaces APE wetting agents within HLB range of 17-19

 
 

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