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Paints and coatings are the terms given to the formulation of solid or liquid organic substances and certain additives and pigments in organic liquids, that after being applied on to a surface and the solvent having evaporated, forms a thin layer or film. Paints and coatings are used to protect the painted articles and to embellish the coated surface.
AEROSIL® fumed silica is mainly used in paints and coatings to control rheological characteristics, as thixotroping agent, as anti-settling agent and to help in the prevention of rust and corrosion. AEROSIL® products should be added in concentrations of 0.5–2 percent.
Fact Sheet: AEROSIL® R 202 and AEROSIL® R 208 in Marine & Protective Coating Formulations
Fact Sheet: AEROSIL® R 805 - Outstanding rheological efficiency combined with the utmost transparency in 2-Component High Solids Coatings
Fact Sheet: AEROSIL® Specialized fumed silica to enhance coatings performance
Fact Sheet: Silica Product Portfolio - The best choices for your printing inks
Industry Brochure: AEROSIL® for Paints & Coatings
Product- as well as safety data sheets (SDS) of our various AEROSIL® fumed silica grades, can be found at our product recommendationsmore