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Ethylene diamine-EO-PO block polymer
Multipurpose moisturizer, increases color development, Alkyl phenol free
Genapol ED 3060 is a non-ionic, APEO-free, low VOC (<1.0%) wetting agent for waterborne emulsion paints and acrylic lacquers. If used as compatibilizer in tinted coatings, the recommended dosage ranges between 0.5% and 1.5% based on the paint formulation. Complies with Ecolabels like Blue Angel and Ecoflower criteria and no hazardous labeling required according to CLP/GHS.
Genapol® ED 3060 prevents rub out and disperses the blue pigment particles within the paint film; pushing the tinting to a maximum.
Application: Low foaming surfactants, liquid and powder cleaning agent…
Appearance: Yellow liquid
CAS No.: 26316-40-5
EC No.: 500-047-1/607-913-9

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Genapol ED 3060:
Genapol ED 3060 is a nonionic wetting agent for use as compatibilizer in waterborne high PVC paints, as well as in waterborne and solvent-borne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage (supply form) is 0.5-1.5% in emulsion paints and 1.0-1.5% in acrylic lacquers, and 0.5-1.5% in alkyd lacquers.
Surfactants are used as wetting agents and additives for paints and coatings to improve the wetting of pigments and fillers during the grinding process. Genapol ED 3060 is a low-foaming wetting and dispersing agent for aqueous paints and coatings. This yellowish liquid improves the compatibility of pigments and minerals with polymers and binders in aqueous coatings and improves the color strength of organic pigments like phthalocyanine blue or red and yellow azo pigments.
The general dosage (supply form) is 0.5-1.5% in emulsion paints and 1.0-1.5% in acrylic lacquers, and 0.5-1.5% in alkyd lacquers.  
EO/PO block copolymers are manufactured by reacting ethylene oxide and propylene oxide in combination with an alcohol. EO/PO products have various applications as low-foaming non-ionic surfactants. EO/PO block copolymer have excellent wetting and dispersing properties. EO/PO block co-polymer which are insoluble or have limited solubility in water or ethylene glycol generally have low cloud points
Appearance: yellowish liquid
pH value: 10 -11
Solubility: soluble in water
Benefits of Genapol ED 3060:
• Wetting agent for pigments and fillers in the mill base of waterborne paints
• Tinting strength enhancer for organic pigments
• No hazardous labeling required according to CLP/GHS
• Very low VOC (<0.5%) content
• APEO free
• For very low odor paints
• Suitable for Ecolabels: compatible with Blue Angel and Ecoflower criteria
Genapol® ED 3060 is the superior choice when selecting  a wetting agent for waterborne paints and coatings. Genapol® ED 3060 performs as a defoaming, air release and dispersing agent for organic pigments in emulsion paints.
In waterborne coatings, in particular in emulsion paints dispersing agents are added to disperse inorganic pigments like titanium dioxide and „extenders“ like calcium carbonate, talc, China clay, and others.
These dispersing agents are suitable for inorganic pigments but don’t improve the compatibility of organic pigments with the binder system.
Genapol ED 3060 is a wetting and dispersing agent for organic pigments and carbon blacks and improves the compatibility of binders in waterborne paints with organic pigments. Genapol ED 3060 offers an increased tinting strength and prevents rub out at dosages of 2 - 5 g/kg of paint.
Particularly organic blue, green and purple pigments and carbon blacks show rub out and reduced tinting strength due to uncontrolled fl occulation during the drying of the paint film. Genapol ED 3060 prevents the flocculation of these organic pigments. Rub out does no longer occur and a maximum tinting strength is offered.
Genapol ED 3060 additionally reduces the foam build up during the aint manufacture. Genapol ED 3060 releases entrapped air and helps to reduce and save foam control agents in the paint formulation.
Block copolymers consisting of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and poly(propylene oxide) (PPO) can self-assemble in water and water/oil mixtures (where water is a selective solvent for PEO and oil a selective solvent for PPO) to form thermodynamically stable spherical micelles as well as an array of lyotropic liquid crystalline mesophases of varying morphology. Significant advances have been made over the past year on the identification of different morphologies, the delineation of the composition-temperature ranges where they occur, and the structural characterization of the morphologies using primarily small angle scattering techniques. Important new findings on the copolymer micellization in water as affected by cosolutes, and on the time-dependency of the surface activity have also been reported.
•    Product properties:
•    very low VOC (< 0.5%)
•    free of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO) 
•    hazard label free
•    easy to handle (liquid material; soluble in water)
•    suitable for ecolabel certified paints
Formulation benefits:
•    increased tinting strength 
•    prevents the rub-out effects  
•    improved wetting of the coated surface
•    good adhesion on metal and polyethylene 
•    improved compatibility of pigments with polymers and binders 
•    reduced water absorption
•    reduces haze
•    reduces the foam build up
•    no side effects on surface drying, overpaintability or yellowing
•    Paints & Coatings — Building & Construction
•    Decorative Paints
•    Building & Construction — Building Materials
•    Decorative Paints & Coatings
Use as wetting agent/compatibilizer in deco paints:
•water-borne emulsion paints (high PVC): use recommendation: 0.5-1.5% supply dosage
•water-borne acrylic lacquers (low PVC): use recommendation: 1.0-1.5% supply dosage
•solvent-borne alkyd lacquers (low PVC): use recommendation: 0.5-1.5% supply dosage
Recommended Uses:
Because of its interfacial activity and low foaming behaviour Product is especially suitable for the manufacture of low foaming cleaners. Product has a good lubricity. In combination with suitable corrosion inhibitors it is also used for the manufacture of aqueous metal working fluids.
Consumer Uses:
This substance is used in the following products: adhesives and sealants and coating products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a materials (e.g. binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives).
The paint industry is on the constant look-out for sustainable solutions that improve performance and increase customer choice. Such a solution is available with Genapol ED 3060, a wetting agent for emulsion paints from Clariant that has outstanding wetting and low foaming properties at very low addition levels. It improves the compatibility of binders with numerous organic pigments that are difficult to disperse in the paint, making it easier to formulate a wide range of paint colours.
The low foaming properties of this novel product mean that formulators need to add less defoaming agents to the paint. Its high compatibility with pigments makes it easier to produce such paint colours as violets and pinks that are made with hydrophobic polycyclic pigments.
In addition to its exceptional wetting power, excellent low foaming properties and broad pigment compatibility, Genapol ED 3060 has other important advantages: first, it prevents flocculation of organic paint pigments – a problem particularly noticeable with blue, green and purple pigments, as well as carbon black - and so helps to minimize rub-out problems; as a result, it enables higher tinting strength than other products.
Furthermore, by containing very low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and being completely free of alkylphenolethoxylater (APEO), Genapol ED 3060 is in keeping with actual market trends in the paint industry.
Genapol ED 3060 can be used in architectural emulsion paints for indoor use (which typically use styrene acrylic or vinyl acetate binders) and for outdoor applications (silicone-based types, for example). Addition rates are normally around 0.3 percent. “Genapol ED 3060 lets paint makers get the most out of their products with low environmental impact.
Genapol ED 3060 is used as a low-foaming wetting and dispersing agent for aqueous paints and coatings, in particular for white emulsion paints tinted with waterborne pigment preparations.
Usage As Wettıng Agent
Genapol ED 3060 improves the wetting of the pigments used for the coating formulation and the wetting of the coated surface.
Usage As Tıntıng Strength Enhancer
Genapol ED 3060 improves the compatibility of pigments and minerals with polymers and binders in emulsion paints and prevents the rub-out effects of organic pigments.
Genapol ED 3060 prevents the flocculation of organic pigments during drying of the paint film.
The resulting coating obtains the optimum tinting strength also with organic pigments like phthalocyanine blue and green and polycyclic red and purple pigments (e.g. PB 15, PG 7, PR 122, PV 19, PV 23).
Usage As Paınt Stabılızer
Genapol ED 3060 improves the stability of paint formulations containing organic and inorganic pigments in waterborne paint formulations: Genapol ED 3060 is added to prevent the following appearances in waterborne coatings:
— Flocculation
— Separation
— Rub out
— Flooding
Recommended dosage in waterborne coating formulations: 0.1 – 0.5% Genapol ED 3060 based on the paint formulation.
This information is based on our present state of knowledge and is intended to provide general notes on our products and their uses. It should not therefore be construed as guaranteeing specific properties of the products described or their suitability for a particular application. Any existing industrial property rights must be observed. The quality of our products is guaranteed under our General Conditions of Sale.
Product Fact Sheet for Genapol ED 3060:
Wetting agent, tinting strength enhancer and paint stabilizer
Composıtıon: Block copolymer
Product group: EO/PO block copolymer
Appearance: yellowish liquid at 20 °C
(The colour can turn darker during storage)
pH of a 1% aqueous solution About 10 - 11
Solubility at 20°C Soluble in water
Density at 20 °C (DIN 51757) About 1.03 g/cm³
Viscosity at 20 °C (DIN 53015) At 20 °C: about 1300 mPas
At 50 °C: 230 – 330 mPas
Pour point (DIN/ISO 3016) -39 °C
Flash point (DIN/ISO 2592) About 220°C
Ionicity: Nonionic
Cloud point
(5g in 25 g aqueous solution) Cloud point (5g in 25 g aqueous solution)
Storage Stability:
Keep container tightly closed, cool and dry. Protect from extreme heat and cold. Storage temperature should be between 5 – 40 °C. Maximum storage time is 2 years.
Sensitivity To Frost:
In case of the product becoming opaque, thickening or being frozen due to the effects of cold, allow to thaw slowly at room temperature. Stir briefly before use.
Genapol® ED 3060 is a low-foaming wetting and dispersing agent for aqueous paints and coatings. This yellowish liquid improves the compatibility of pigments and minerals with polymers and binders in aqueous coatings and improves the color strength of organic pigments like phthalocyanine blue or red and yellow azo pigments.Wetting and dispersing agent and tinting strength enhancer for waterborne paints.
Surfactants are molecules that spontaneously bond with each other to form sealed bubbles. Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids, between a gas and a liquid, or between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, or dispersants.
The word "surfactant" is a blend of surface-active agent, coined c.  1950.
Agents that increase surface tension are "surface active" in the literal sense but are not called surfactants since their effect is opposite to the common meaning. A common example is salting out: by adding an inorganic salt to an aqueous solution of a weakly polar substance, the substance will precipitate. The substance may itself be a surfactant - this is one of the reasons why many surfactants are ineffective in sea water.
Non-ionic surfactants have covalently bonded oxygen-containing hydrophilic groups, which are bonded to hydrophobic parent structures. The water-solubility of the oxygen groups is the result of hydrogen bonding. Hydrogen bonding decreases with increasing temperature, and the water solubility of non-ionic surfactants therefore decreases with increasing temperature.
Non-ionic surfactants are less sensitive to water hardness than anionic surfactants, and they foam less strongly. The differences between the individual types of non-ionic surfactants are slight, and the choice is primarily governed having regard to the costs of special properties (e.g., effectiveness and efficiency, toxicity, dermatological compatibility, biodegradability) or permission for use in food.
Wetting agents are added to waterborne coatings to increase the wetting ofthe substrate, to improve the compatibility with pigments and other components, as well as, to reduce rub-out effects. At the same time wetting agents might have an influence on the coating’s storage stability, gloss, scrub resistance and foaming behavior.
Tinted paints are highly complex systems. It can be a technical challenge for the paint formulator to select the right wetting agent to develop a stable, high performing coating formulation, especially when considering that the product’s sustainability aspects, such as low VOC / SVOC or ecolabel suitability, need to be taken into account.
The industry can choose from a variety of wetting agent chemistries. As a key supplier to paint formulators, Clariant understands that it is important to a paint formulator to identify in a short time the most appropriate product which solves formulation problems with respect to incompatibility. Clariant has therefore evaluated its range of wetting agents for acrylic lacquers and emulsion paints according to the following set of parameters. Our objective is to deliver our customers the best application solution for a long-lasting and sustainable business.
Block copolymers have a long history as industrial surfactants. The major types of block copolymers, such as those made from ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) or EO and styrene, are cheap and easy to tailor-make for specific applications. The water-soluble EO-PO block copolymers are stable over a wide pH range and compatible with all other types of surfactants. In addition, they are mild to the skin and hair, a property related to their high molecular weight. In the manufacture of an amphiphilic block copolymer for a specific application there are several degrees of freedom as compared with the synthesis of conventional, low-molecular weight surfactants: 
(1) the size of both the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic part can be varied at will, 
(2) the molecular weight can be varied within wide ranges while maintaining constant hydrophilic-lipophilic balance, 
and (3) the properties and function of a block copolymer at an interface, e.g. oil-water, can be governed by the molecular architecture.
As an example, an EO-PO-EO triblock polymer is preferred as steric stabilizer of oil-in-water emulsions whereas water-in-oil emulsions may be better served with a copolymer of PO-EO-PO type. In more recent times slow degradability in the environment of the major type of water-soluble block copolymers, the EO-PO based compounds, has become a major obstacle for both household and industrial use of the products. 
Improved biodegradability is probably the strongest driving force for the development of new surfactants today and products which do not meet the OECD guideline in rate of degradation into carbon dioxide and water are challenged by alternative products, even if these are more expensive or not as good in terms of technical performance. Environmental considerations have already limited the use of EO-PO block copolymers and are likely to do so even more in the future. Even so, water-soluble block copolymers are still an important surfactant class. The various types of EO-PO based products, often referred to as Pluronics or Polaxamers, which are commercial trade names, constitute the vast majority but ethylene oxide-butylene oxide (EO-BO) copolymers are also on the market. The three smallest alkylene oxide monomers, EO, PO and BO, all give a linear polymer backbone consisting of a repeating C-C-O- segment.


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