Ashland has launched a new highly efficient thickening and anti-sagging agent for use in inorganic zinc-rich primers.

Klucel™ MS HPC is a non-ionic, water-soluble cellulose ether with a versatile combination of properties. The product is suitable for permanent and temporary coatings sprayed onto ship panels prior to welding.

“This brand new HPC technology enables a major improvement in dissolution speed in polar organic solvents. The product provides highest thickening efficiency against chemistries commonly used as thickeners and anti-sagging agents for solvent-based zinc-rich primers,” said Dr. Robert Gibbison, Marketing Director Performance Additives. “Furthermore, the product is soluble in water and multiple polar organic solvents used to control viscosity”.