Paint Driers


LEAD OCTOATE : Lead is the most important auxiliary through drier. It is used with active driers like Cobalt and it promotes thorough drying by virtue of its polymerizing effect. Lead may not be used in aluminum paint where it interferes with leafing and has to be avoided in fume resistant paints as well.

Technical Specifications
Parameters
Lead Octate 36%
Lead Octoate 33%
Appearance
Straw coloured clear liquid
Straw coloured clear liquid
Colour
4 Gardner max
4 Gardner max
Metal content as Pb
36±0.2%
33±0.2%
Sp. Gravity @ 30°C
1.36±0.05
1.28±0.05
NVM @ 120°C For 60 Mints.
75±5%
69±5%
Viscosity @ 30°C In Ford cup B-4.
50 sec. Max
35 sec. Max
Flash Point
45°C
45°C
MTO tolerance V/V
1:19
1:19

Print Technical Specifications

COBALT OCTOATE : It is the most active drier used in combination with Lead/Zirconium.
It is also used in Printing inks & varnishes as a drier. Can also be used as accelerator in polymerization of unsaturated polyester resins.

Technical Specifications
Parameters
Cobalt Octoate 10%
Cobalt Octoate 6%
Cobalt Octoate 4%
Appearance
Clear purple blue liquid
Clear purple blue liquid
Clear purple blue liquid
Colour
NA
NA
NA
Metal content as Co
10±0.2%
6±0.2%
4±0.2%
Sp. Gravity @ 30°C
1.00±0.05
0.90±0.05
0.85±0.05
NVM @ 120°C For 60 Mints.
65 Max.
40 Max.
30 Max.
Viscosity @ 30°C In Ford cup B-4
65 sec. Max
20 sec. Max
15 sec. Max
Flash Point
45°C
45°C
45°C
MTO tolerance
1:19
1:19
1:19

MANGANESE OCTOATE : Manganese Activates oxidation and polymerization and provides surface and thorough drying. For hard & durable finishes, Manganese is the desirable drier. It is also effective in baking finishes.


Technical Specifications
Parameters
Manganese Octoate 10%
Manganese Octoate 6%
Appearance
Brown coloured clear quid
Brown coloured clear quid
Metal content as Mn
10±0.2%
6±0.2%
Sp. Gravity @ 30°C
0.99±0.05
0.99±0.05
NVM @ 120°C For 60 Mints.
65±5
40±5
Viscosity @ 30°C In Ford cup B-4
45 Mints Max
35 sec Max
Flash Point
45°C
45°C
MTO tolerance
1.19
1.19

 

CALCIUM OCTOATE : It is an auxiliary drier and alone it does not help drying, but in combination with Cobalt or Manganese, Calcium can replace Lead, particularly in baking finishes.

Technical Specifications
Parameters
Calcium Octoate 10%
Calcium Octoate 6 %
Calcium Octoate 3 %
Appearance
Clear liquid
Clear liquid
Clear liquid
Colour
6 Gardner Max
4 Gardner Max
3 Gardner Max
Metal as Ca
10±0.2%
6±0.2%
3±0.2%
Sp. Gravity @ 30°C
1.03±0.05
0.91±0.05
0.87±0.03
NVM @ 120°C for 60 Mints.
65 Max.
40±5
35 Max.
Viscosity @30°C in Ford cup B-4
40 sec. Max
25 sec. Max
20 sec. Max
Flash Point
45°C
45°C
45°C
MTO tolerance
1.19
1.19
1.19



ZIRCONIUM OCTOATE :
It is an auxiliary drier used in combination with Calcium, Cobalt and / or Manganese and it is an effective replacement for Lead in such systems. Zirconium in its concentrated form acts as an auxiliary drier for high viscosity paints & printing inks.

Technical Specifications
Parameters
Zirconium Octate 18 %
Zirconium Octoate 6 %
Appearance
Straw coloured clear liquid
Straw coloured clear liquid
Colour
6 Gardner max
6 Gardner max
Metal content as Zr
18±0.2%
6±0.2%
Sp. Gravity @ 30°C
1.1±0.05%
0.87±0.05%
NVM @ 120°C For 60 Mints.
70 max
25±5
Viscosity @ 30°C In Ford cup B-4.
30 sec. Max
15 sec. Max
Flash Point
45°C
45°C
MTO tolerance V/V
1:19
1:19

ZINC OCTOATE Zinc is an auxiliary drier, used in conjunction with redoxmetals. Zinc is a powerful wetting and dispersing agent and when incorporated early in the formulation, greatly reduces the time of mixing and grinding.

Technical Specifications
Parameters
Zinc Octate 12 %
Zinc Octoate 6 %
Appearance
Clear liquid
Clean liquid
Colour
4 Gardner max
3 Gardner max
Metal content as Zn
12±0.2%
6±0.2%
NVM @ 120°C For 60 Mints.
60±5%
30±5%
Viscosity @ 30°C
30 sec. Max
15 sec. Max
Specific gravity @ 30°C
0.96±0..05
0.86±0.05
Flash Point
45°C
45°C
MTO tolerance
1:19
1:19