Additives

Flow & Leveling

Get remarkably beautiful finishes with flow and levelling additives

Flow and leveling are two attributes that significantly determine the aesthetics of a coating or rather the surface of a coating. The results of poor surface flow may be fisheyes, brush marks or other surface defects. Thus, flow modifiers such as allnex’ MODAFLOW® Lambda are added to a formula to ensure superior surface qualities. Leveling agents, too, ensure a nice, optimal coating finish – that is why they are crucial for optimizing paint appearance. For example, poor leveling may result in an orange peel effect, dull colors and unwanted matte looks. Such results are for instance fundamental in the automotive industry as car paint relies on the use of one of the Modaflow products for a perfect, glossy coating surface.
 

  • Prevent and correct fisheyes & orange peel
  • Enhanced color & gloss
  • Ensure superior surface qualities and appearance

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MODAFLOW® Lambda

Get remarkably beautiful finishes with flow and levelling additives

A new workhorse additive for Flow and Level properties

The industry has a new workhorse for Flow and Leveling needs.   ADDITOL® XL 482 is being introduced to help formulators bring optimized products to market with premium appearance, while still providing other important properties. 
The R&D team that developed this unique product were careful in taking into consideration the needs of the market.
This 100% active additive, ADDITOL XL 482, provides optimized appearance while being HAPS free, having no VOCs and FDA compliant.    All this plus provides perfect inter coat adhesion and designed for broad use in solventborne, 100% solids, powder and UV cured systems.  

  • FDA Compliant
  • Zero VOC and HAPS free
  • 100% Active Ingredients
  • Optimized surface appearance and clarity
A new workhorse additive for Flow and Level properties

The most versatile flow and leveling agents for premium finishes

MODAFLOW® is allnex’ distinct product line for premium finishes in any application. These flow and leveling additives provide you with the right solution for all solventborne and waterborne applications. The MODAFLOW® additive line has both silicone-free and silicone-containing flow and leveling agents making it easy for you to find the right leveling or flow additive for your formulation needs. Because of the product line’s great versatility, you will benefit from outstanding performance and appearance properties.

  • Easy to incorporate
  • Excellent compatibility
  • Silicone-free or silicone-containing solutions
  • Great gloss, brilliancy, & appearance properties
  • Waterborne & solventborne applications
The most versatile flow and leveling agents for premium finishes

Need a powerful flow modifier that is highly compatible in all non-aqueous applications?

MODAFLOW® LAMBDA is our newest addition to the MODAFLOW® series. It is a unique hybrid polymer additive for optimized film properties in demanding markets. It is a unique acrylic-silicone flow promoter combining efficiencies from high-end acrylic as well as silicone leveling performance. This flow modifier is highly compatible in all non-aqueous clear coat and topcoat formulations and enhances surface characteristics such as gloss, DOI, sharpness and brilliancy, and orange-peel. These benefits make MODAFLOW® LAMBDA the perfect paint flow additive for industrial metal & wood, marine & protective, vehicle refinish and automotive OEM.

  • Easy to incorporate
  • Improved DOI & gloss
  • Used in easy to clean applications
  • Perfectly suited for solventborne systems

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MODAFLOW® Lambda

Need a powerful flow modifier that is highly compatible in all non-aqueous applications?

Want to get rid of costly defects like craters?

ADDITOL® XL 480 is silicone free but still provides a premium appearance while preventing costly defects like craters. It may be used with any type of solventborne paint system. This leveling agent easily enhances the surface quality and is suited for paint, coatings, and performance applications. ADDITOL® XL 480 shows great compatibility and is suited for applications like automotive OEM, industrial, coil coated, & pre-coated metal, or industrial wood.

  • Optimized appearance
  • For all solventborne systems
  • Improved edge coverage
  • FDA-approved

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ADDITOL® XL 480

Want to get rid of costly defects like craters?

Get good substrate wetting and slip in radiation curable applications

EBECRYL® 350 and EBECRYL® 1360 from our EBECRYL® radiation curable product line are both co-polymerisable silicone derivatives that provide enhanced substrate wetting and slip.  Both flow and leveling additives can be used in formulations cured by UV or EB; though EBECRYL® 1360 excels best in coating smoothness when EB cured. Being radiation curable makes both additives environmentally friendly as curing requires less heat and energy, plus, they emit low/zero VOC.

  • For smooth, tack free surfaces
  • Good blocking resistance
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Faster cycle time & long potlife
Get good substrate wetting and slip in radiation curable applications

Benefit from leveling and wetting properties combined in one additive

Yet more great examples of our leveling agents are ADDITOL® XW 395 & ADDITOL® XW 6580. Both of them can also be used as wetting additives; thus, improved appearance and edge coverage are part of their final product advantages. While ADDITOL® XW 395 works as an anti-floating agent for waterborne paint systems, ADDITOL® XW 6580 gives strong surface tension to both waterborne and solventborne systems without the need for foam stabilization.

  • Improved appearance & edge-coverage
  • Anti-float properties
  • Reduced surface preparation
  • Good compatibility
Benefit from leveling and wetting properties combined in one additive

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Coating Additives

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LRA ADDITOL® VXW 6396 Special Fluor acrylate substrate wetting, silicone free.
LRA ADDITOL® XL 480

Highly efficient flow and leveling additive that has been developed to optimize film properties while limiting quality issues caused by film cratering.

LRA ADDITOL® XW 395 Wet through those difficult-to-adhere-to substrates and realize superior leveling with this silicone free flow and leveling additive in all waterborne applications.
LRA ADDITOL® XW 6580 ADDITOL® XW 6580 is a leveling and substrate wetting agent based on polyether modified siloxane for waterborne and solventborne paint systems giving strong surface tension reduction without foam stabilization or increasing slip.
LRA MODAFLOW® AQ 3025 MODAFLOW AQ-3025 provides outstanding surface appearance in waterborne paint systems. FDA approved, this additive enables reduced levels of pigment dispersant.
LRA MODAFLOW® LAMBDA Unique hybrid polymer flow additive for improved DOI, gloss, brilliancy and appearance.
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MODAFLOW® RESIN

A highly effective additive used for flow and leveing that has the added benefit of also providing degassing for SB and 100% solids systems.
LRA MODAFLOW® 9200 Best-in-class crosslinkable acrylic leveling additive for solvent borne 1K and 2K base and top coats. Excellent outdoor & chemical durability.
Radcure EBECRYL® 350 Copolymerisable silicone derivative providing good substrate wetting and slip.
Radcure EBECRYL® 1360 Copolymerisable silicone derivative providing good substrate wetting and slip, mainly recommended for EB curing.
Radcure Silicone-free anti-foam agent for screen printing. Request sample
Radcure MODAFLOW® 9200 Silicone-free levelling agent with excellent compatibility.