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Adhesives & Sealants

Adhesives & Sealants

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for wide variety of adhesive and sealant applications in a multitude of industries. Our dispersant technology allows for higher solids content with lower viscosity which leads to easier application. We offer dispersant technology and rheology modifiers that give adhesives superior hold, while you need lower force of application. Our products enable shear thinning with quick recovery, so adhesives won’t slump when applying them. Our rheology modifiers provide creep resistance without moisture sensitivity in both adhesives and sealants. Our additives for adhesives and sealants:

  • Minimize sagging and settling
  • Improve storage stability
  • Allow higher inorganic filler loading
  • Reduce costs

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Anticorrosive Primers

Anticorrosive Primers

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for anticorrosive primers. Our products allow for a higher solids content with lower viscosity, which increases the ease of application and decreases permeation. Our high-performance catalysts improve through cure at the substrate compared to standard cobalt products. This improves wet adhesion and provides outstanding barrier properties, which result in excellent corrosion resistance. Because of this, our additives for anticorrosive primers enable a wider window of application with changing ambient conditions. Our additives:

  • Provide excellent corrosion resistance
  • Minimize sagging and settling
  • Improve storage stability

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Architectural

Architectural

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for architectural applications. Our solutions maximize color acceptance of universal tinting systems and enhance colorant compatibility with interior and exterior paints, door and trim paints, interior and exterior wood, deck stains, etc. Our high-performance catalysts reduce yellowing, accelerate cure, and enable curing in cold temperatures, which widens the seasonal window for paint application outdoors. Our rheology modifiers enhance paint stability and lessen the settling of pigments. Our additives:

  • Provide excellent color acceptance
  • Eliminate separation
  • Allow for cobalt- and MEKO-free drying solutions

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Automotive

Automotive

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for automotive applications. Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments, resulting in lower grind times, improved color strength, high jetness, and high transparency. Get the best color intensity with less pigment. Our dispersant technology increases chroma through stable low particle size pigment dispersions. Our additives for automotive applications provide excellent flow and leveling, substrate wetting, and deaeration in high-performance coatings. Our additives:

  • Provide excellent color development
  • Improve slip
  • Maintain overcoat ability

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Composite

Composite

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for composite applications. Our metal accelerators promote polymerization by decomposing peroxides at room temperature to crosslink the resin properly and efficiently. We provide dispersant technologies that enable a higher solids content for dimensional stability and increased heat resistance, as well as dispersants that improve efficiency. Our high-performance catalysts enable fast peroxide initiation without cobalt. We offer rheology modifiers that activate fumed silica, resulting in better efficiency. Our additives:

  • Enable cobalt-free solutions
  • Maximize shelf life of the resin
  • Reduce gel time drift

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General Industrial

General Industrial

Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments resulting in lower grind times, enhanced color strength, and improved transparency. Our solutions also provide excellent flow and leveling, substrate wetting, and deaeration in high-performance coatings

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Packaging

Packaging

Our solutions improve adhesion to metal substrates in 2K and baking systems. In addition, the combination of polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS) and acrylic additives reduce the surface tension to improve flow, substrate wetting, and deaeration in high-performance coatings.

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Pigment Dispersions

Pigment Dispersions

Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments, resulting in lower grind times, enhanced color strength, and improved transparency.

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Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane Foam

Our metal-based catalysts promote more selected reaction rates in solvent based two-component polyurethane systems.

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Printing Inks

Printing Inks

Our solutions provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments, resulting in lower grind times, enhanced color strength, and improved transparency. Additionally, our metal-based catalysts promote faster dry times.

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Protective & Marine

Protective & Marine

Our solutions reduce surface tension, improve dry times, enhance corrosion resistance, and provide excellent wetting for organic and inorganic pigments.

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Rubber Adhesion Promoters for Tires, Belts & Hoses

Rubber Adhesion Promoters for Tires, Belts & Hoses

Our cobalt-based catalysts promote adhesion of wire coat compounds to steel

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Tin Replacement

Tin Replacement

Borchers offers a range of tin replacement additives with specific benefits for various applications. Our metal-based catalysts provide similar cure properties as standard tin products. These eco-friendly solutions promote faster reaction rates in solvent based two-component polyurethane coatings. Our additives:

  • Reduce yellowing
  • Optimize the control of curing properties
  • Increase film hardness

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Wood

Wood

Borchers offers a range of additives with specific benefits for industrial and DIY wood applications. Our sustainable high performance catalysts enable faster dry times and increase resistance to adverse conditions. We offer dispersants and rheology modifiers that provide transparent iron oxide pigmented stains with superior transparency, color, and stability. Our additives:

  • Enable ultimate transparency and low viscosity dispersions
  • Provide cobalt-free solutions
  • Enable fast air release

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