Rheology Modifiers

Rheology Modifiers

Thixotropes & Rheology Modifiers

Rheology modifiers, often referred to as thickeners or viscosifiers, play an essential role in the development of high-performing applications. They are used in compounding mixtures to control viscosity and thicken the formulation. For compounds that undergo high shear stress or deformation, rheology additives are critical to maintaining the integrity and composition of these mixtures.

Applications

Rheology modifiers offer improved viscosity and high efficiency for adhesives, sealants, industrial coatings and plastisols. During the application and curing process, they ensure sag resistance and high efficiency. They also prevent pigment sedimentation during transportation and storage.

Because these thickeners can demonstrate thixotropic behavior, they are ideal for use in mechanical, PVC, urethane and modified silicone solutions. These thixotropic properties are achieved through chemical branching, water absorption or mechanical thixotropy.

Additive Suppliers

At H.M. Royal, we’re more than just material people. We’re a group of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with a common passion. We offer expert consultation and innovative, cost-effective solutions for all our customers’ compounding needs. To help you meet evolving demands and ensure the highest performance, we supply low-, medium-, and high-shear solutions. Whatever the application, we have the thickener you’re looking for.

Let us help you find an associative thickener suited to your application. Contact us today.

Product Manufacturer Type Common Application
Kevlar® 1F303 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F361 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F538 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F543 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F561 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F632 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F651 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1G657 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 6F561 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F107 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Kevlar® 1F178 Du Pont Kevlar Pulp Fibers

Kevlar is a fibrous thixotrope. It thickens or builds viscosity through the random oreientation and physicial entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. Kevlar is inert in most common chemicals including organic solvents: however, it is not stable in hot concentrated acids and bases. Kevlar also provies outstanding mechanical reinforcement properties, and its safe for the environment.

Whiton JP Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

Easy to use for pharmaceutical formulation, thanks to advanced powdering technology that achieves minute, extremely refined particles.

Actifort700 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

When a small amount of Actifort700 is added to a reinforcing filler (carbon black or silica) this has been shown to lead to improved dispersibility, improvement of kneadability, and reduced production time.

CML#31 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

It makes density in your product uniform by adding 3~5 PHR in formulation. This product can perfectly prevent bubble from arising in dry-blend process with rigid PVC, semi-rigid PVC and flexible PVC.

Hakuenka CC Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Hakuenka CC is specially applied for construction application where Silicone & Polysulfide sealants are used. Hakuenka CC is commonly used as other application such as rubber, plastics and so forth

Hakuenka CCR Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Hakuenka CCR is applied for various kinds of sealants such as construction where Polyurethane, Modified silicone, Silicone & Polysulfide type sealants are used. CCR is also able to apply to automobile application where PVC sol & Acrylic sol are used. Hakuenka CCR is commonly used as other application for rubber, plastics and so on.

Hakuenka CCR-S Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Hakuenka CCR-S was specially developed to improve curing condition for the model LP282 of polysulfide sealant with Toray Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. LP282 is different from LP55. LP282 uses tin as a catalyst while LP55 uses lead which is environmentally worse than tin. Hakuenka CCR-S has 80nm ultra-fine particles similar to Hakuenka CCR. The difference is chemical coating agent.

Hakuenka DD Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Hakuenka DD is specially applied for off-set ink, natural and synthetic rubber application. Hakuenka DD is also used as other application such as printing ink, rubber and so forth.

Hakuenka T-DD Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Hakuenka T-DD is applied for both ink and paint application. Hakuenka T-DD is commonly applied to off-set printing ink and gravure ink for better transparency.

Homocal G-50 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

Homocal G-50 is a Calcite type Inorganic Thixotropant chemically modified its surface with organic component.

SK-17 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

To improve rheological properties for kinds of various sealing compounds or adhesive as construction and automotive.

Viscoexcel 30 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Viscoexcel 30 provides quite high level of viscosity and thixotropy. Viscoexcel 30 is applicable for many kinds of polymer. Viscoexcel 30 can be used without the strict temperature control during the mixing stage. Viscoexcel 30 can provide excellent storage properties after mixing.

Hakuenka O Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Hakuenka O is mainly used for ink application as an extender pigment for better transparency and gloss. Hakuenka O is also applied for a rubber industry. The rubber compounds with Hakuenka O shows better tensile strength, tear strength and flex resistance.

Hakuenka-PZ Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Hakuenka-PZ is applicable for coated paper providing an excellent ink setting and air permeability. Hakuenka-PZ control paper gloss and provides dull effect on the paper surface.

Homocal-D Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

Homocal-D is commonly applied to paint application where high concentrate formulation is required. Homocal-D contributes to improve brushing feature at the painting, also contributes to create glossy but smooth paint surface. HOMOCAL-D, at the blend use with TiO2, contributes to improve water resistance, better antialkaline and anti-gasoline properties.

Vigot-10 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

Vigot-10 is easy to disperse and provides better workability at the mixing. Vigot-10 provides smooth surface of the extruded products, also improves surface gloss. Vigot-10 improves impact strength, also contribute to restrain crease-whitening.

Viscoexcel-30K Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Viscoexcel-30K provides high viscosity and thixotropy. Viscoexcel-30K improve good mechanical and adhesion properties by designing particle strengthened interaction between particle surface and polymer. Viscoexcel-30K is low bulky and good dispersion, despite particle size is 30 nm.

Viscolite-OS Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Viscolite-OS is specially recommended for Modified silicone sealant, PVC sol & Acrylic sol where they require easy dispersion and excellent thixotropic property in paste sol. Viscolite-OS can be applied as substitute for fumed silica because easy dispersion and excellent thixotropic property in paste sol are the nature of fumed silica.

Viscolite-SV Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

In case our Viscolite-SV is formulated in PVC paste resin, it gives unique performances such as excellent extrudability, thixotropic properties & anti-slipping as well as good storage stability of the viscosity of PVC-SOL.

Viscolite-EL20 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

To keep low viscosity with high viscosity resin.

Viscolite-RC10 Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Viscolite-RC10 is mainly applied with co-polymer type of PVC sol.

Whiton F Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha, Ltd

Whiton F is used for many applications, such as cookies, hams, chewing gums,seasonings, toothpastes, medicines, medical supplies, etc., conforming in quality with the
JP Standards and the Food Additive Standards as well as US Phqrmacopoeia.