Coalescing agents for water-based paints and coatings

When used as a coalescing agent, SYNTHOMER™ NX product range delivers the following benefits:

  • Promotes uniform film formation with optimal properties
  • Reduces minimum film formation temperature
  • Improves hardness
  • Provides pH and viscosity stability
  • Universal in all latex systems
  • Easy to incorporate into formulations and production
  • Non-VOC, Non-HAP and biodegradable
  • Low odour

In countries where VOC legislation specifies high emission thresholds, solvents or glycols with low boiling points have traditionally been used. As modern environmental legislation drives demand for more environmentally friendly solutions, Synthomer offers two state-of-the-art new products.

SYNTHOMER™ NX solutions deliver low VOC emissions and a wide range of other benefits, giving water-based paints and coatings their optimum film-forming properties during application and cure. Synthomer NX795 (CAS No 25265-77-4) and Synthomer NX800 (CAS No 6846-50-0) lower VOC emissions for water-based paints and are readily biodegradable.

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TradenameChemistryDescription
SYNTHOMER™ NX 795 OTH
2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol-monoisobutyrate 
Isobutyric acid, monoester with 2,2,4-trimethylpentane-1,3-diol

CAS number: 25265-77-4
EC (EINECS) number: 246-771-9
SYNTHOMER™ NX 800 OTH
1-Isopropyl-2,2-dimethyltrimethylene diisobutyrate
Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate

CAS number: 6846-50-0
EC (EINECS) number: 229-934-9

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