Non-Associative Thickener / Rheology Modifier

Borchi® Gel A LA is a polyacrylate-based non-associative thickener. This rheology modifier additive is a solution of anionic acrylic polymers in water that provides viscosity in the low shear range. It is APEO- and organo tin-free.

Benefits of Non-Associative Thickeners

This non-associative thickener solution improves the rheological properties of aqueous coating systems. Borchi® Gel A LA swells water in the coating rather than associating with binders. It provides improved flow and leveling properties for water-based coatings, mainly in high gloss emulsions. It can be used in adhesives and sealants.

This grade is compatible with polyurethane and cellulosic thickeners to develop optimum rheological profiles.


Borchi® Gel A LA is ideal for use in a wide variety of coatings, as well as in adhesives and sealants.

  • Physical Characteristics

    AppearanceClear liquid
    Non-volatile content9 – 11 %
    pHMin. 8
    Density1.05 g/cm3 DIN 51757 (20 °C)
    Viscosity25000 – 60000 mPa.s DIN 53019 (20 °C)

  • Features

    • Improves flow and leveling properties of water-based coatings systems mainly in high gloss emulsions
    • Build viscosity in the low shear range
    • Swells water in the coating instead of associating with binders
    • Minimizes roller splatter during application of emulsion paints, lacquers and printing inks
    • APEO-free
    • Organo tin-free

  • Applications

    • PUD resin systems for artificial leather
    • Adhesives and sealants

  • Dosage

    • 1 – 2.0% on total formulation

    Borchi® Gel A LA can be added directly to the batch as supplied. The exact dosage should be experimentally determined

  • Storage

    Protect from the effects of weathering and store at temperatures between 5 and 30 °C. Once opened, containers should be resealed immediately after each removal of the product.

  • Safety

    Please refer to our safety data sheet for information relating to product safety.

Registration :
  • Europe : EINECS
  • Switzerland : EINECS
  • USA : TSCA
  • Canada : DSL
  • Australia : AICS
  • China : IECSC
  • Japan : ENCS
  • Korea : ECL
  • Taiwan : NECI