ROKAnol® IT100/35 is a non-ionic surfactant with a wide application range in the coating material industry. This product is a highly ethoxylated (100 EO) isotridecyl alcohol and it takes the form of a light-coloured solution with a 35% active substance concentration.
One of the applications of ROKAnol IT100/35 is the industrial process of emulsion polymerisation, including acrylic, styrene-acrylic and vinyl dispersions. Application of the product, particularly in combination with appropriate anionic surfactants such as SULFOROKAnol L430/1, SULFOROKAnol L725/1 and SULFOROKAnol L1230/1, allows a highly stable dispersion to be achieved, which is resistant to even highly aggressive electrolyte environments. Moreover, ROKAnol IT100/35 has a positive effect on the improvement of dispersion stability in freeze-thaw cycles.
The product can also be used as a component for the production of aqueous pigment concentrates, in particular based on the so-called mixing resins. The application of ROKAnol IT100/35 enables a reduction in the initial viscosity of the concentrate, as well as an increase in its pigment compatibility in the finished paint formulation.
ROKAnol IT100/35 is a non-classified product, free of ethoxylated alkylphenols. Moreover, the product is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). That is why ROKAnol IT100/35 is particularly recommended for environmentally-friendly products. The recommended application is 1.5% – 5.0% of active substance per monomer weight.