Powder NiSAT thickener for improved sustainability and effectivity

Time: 12:10 - 12:30

Date: 18 October 2023

Theatre: Arena 4


Formulators, producers, and end users of paints and coatings are focusing more and more on sustainability. The key for differentiation is the choice of raw materials that support a company’s sustainability strategy.

NiSAT thickener grades, also called polyurethane associative thickeners, are designed to provide specific rheological profiles giving the final product the required high performance. In general, these products are compositions of polyurethanes mainly in water with relatively low solid contents. New manufacturing techniques, changes in the biocide regulation of coatings, and the focus on sustainability have revealed certain disadvantages of these liquid products.

Powder thickener consists of 100% rheologically active material and are meeting the described demands.  These products are while maintaining the full performance of the liquid versions at noticeably higher efficiency. Powder thickeners are offering further benefits such as reduced storage and transportation volume which results in reduced cost and overall carbon footprint.  Lastly, since these products need no biocides, they are well designed to meet future regulations and market needs.


  • Udo Schonhoff Technical Sales Manager Performance Speciaties EMEIA - Elementis for Urai

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