Our polysaccharydes are hydroxypropylated galactomannan, a derivative of guar, an annual plant that grows in semi-arid areas. The rather high degree of molar substitution (MS) provides this renewable, natural product with a remarkably improved resistance to enzyme degradation in order to compete efficiently with the better known cellulosic ethers. In our products swelling is delayed to prevent the formation of lumps.
The biggest advantages of our polysaccharides vs. cellulose ethers:
1. Lower formulation costs vs. other non-ionic cellulose ethers
2. Perfect pigment paste uptake (colour acceptance)
3. Less influence of wet paint temperature on its viscosity