Anti settling agent for Paints

Anti settling agent for Paints

An anti settling agent is utilized in water based paint are normally categorised to multiple types of substances, surfactants and colloids. Paints requires a stabiliser since the over time of the droplets can join together or either settle down beneath the pressure of gravity the deposition or float on the top. The difference among these sedimentation are based on whether the particle is less or more dense than the surrounding water. Read more


Wacker Chemie AG strengthens its presence in Russia by expanding the service portfolio offered by its technical centre in Moscow. Wacker has opened a new dedicated laboratory for adhesives and sealants based on silane-terminated polyethers (hybrid polymers) used mostly in the construction industry. The centre’s existing laboratories for dry-mix-mortar, paints, coatings and construction-silicones applications has been accredited by the Russian Federal Service for Accreditation.  Read more


Linde Aktiengesellschaft informed the decision of the European Commission to suspend the review period for the merger clearance process, regarding the business combination of Linde and Praxair Inc. With retroactive effect as of 24 February 2018 until information requested by the European Commission will be provided. Such decisions are not uncommon in complex proceedings of this kind.  Read more


Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has reached an agreement to sell its shares in Shell entities in New Zealand, to OMV for $578 million. This follows a two-year strategic review of Shell’s interests in New Zealand and the sale of Shell’s interest in Kapuni in 2017. It is consistent with the Shell Group strategy of divesting $30 billion of assets by end 2018 and is in line with Shell’s drive to simplify the upstream portfolio and re-shape the company into a world-class investment. Read more