thixotropic

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thixotropic

That property of certain gels of becoming liquid when shaken or stirred.
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Unlike most other thixotropes, this shear-thinning can be repeated endlessly without loss of performance.
Precipitated silicas for use as thixotropes in coatings and thermoset resin systems.
Addition of silicones or other surfactants should reduce surface tension gradients, and a higher pigment-to-binder ratio or addition of a thixotrope will reduce the rate and amount of flow to or from the edge.
Mixed Mineral Thixotrope Options for Moisture Sensitive Formulations--Southern Clay Products, Inc.
Rohm and Haas supplies color pastes and additives (thixotrope, diluent, cure accelerator, and retarder), as well as multi-axial reinforcing fabric and a high-shear mixing-blade attachment.
K-STAy 555 is a new pourable liquid thixotrope for pigmented solventborne systems.
Thixatrol[R] P200A is a widely compatible pre-dispersed organic thixotrope for high performance coatings that is post-addable, making it formulator friendly.
Fumed silica can be used for viscosity control or as a drying agent, reinforcement, or thixotrope. Soda-lime-borosilicate glass bubbles reduce density of polyester castings and cost of cultured marble.
Texas Research International has received a patent for an epoxy topcoat comprised of a cured mixture that is formulated from an epoxy resin, an epoxide-containing toughening agent, optionally, an ultraviolet light stabilizer, a pigment, a glass fiber thixotrope and impact toughening agent, an optional abrasive aggregate, an optional fire retardant, an amine curing agent, and a rubber toughening agent other than the epoxide-containing toughening agent.
Used primarily as a reinforcing filler or thixotrope in thermoset polyesters, epoxies, phenolics, and urethanes, it can serve as a partial or total replacement for asbestos, milled glass, or wollastonite.
Cab-O-Sil fumed silica is a processing aid, thixotrope, and viscosity-control agent in unsaturated polyesters, epoxies, silicone rubber, and PVC.
Offers fumed silica, which may be used for viscosity control or as a drying agent, reinforcement, or thixotrope. Soda-lime-borosilicate glass bubbles reduce the density of polyester castings and cost of cultured marble.