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Rheology modifiers

Rheology modifiers, also referred to as viscosifiers or viscosity modifiers, are present in most products. The use of these a rheological additive is present in most process industries including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care, adhesives, textile, ceramics, paper, detergents, paints, inks and coatings, among others. They serve the purpose of not just altering the viscosity of the formulation but also that of providing specific functionality to the product.

Benefits of our service

  • Variety of particle sizes available
  • Range of tailored molecular weights
  • Inert to most adhesive formulations
  • Easy to handle
  • Low molecular weight
  • Low moisture content

Success story

We were asked by a cyanoacrylate adhesive (super glue) manufacturer to make improvements to their polymer viscosifier so they could realise benefits in their production process. They required a specific viscosity for the adhesive, rapid dissolving of the polymer, and limited residual ions to avoid premature adhesive reaction.

After three years of research in reagent chemistry, we had specified the polymer particle size, ion content and molecular weight targets that would best improve our customers’ production. Our tight control of the manufacturing process resulted in a consistent inert polymer bead conforming to their requirements.

Viscosity modifiers

Makevale produces a wide variety of polymer viscosifiers that have been used to modify the flow characteristics of products from adhesives, shampoos and crude oil. Our range of rheology modifiers allows our clients to successfully tailor their flow requirements, to optimise their products performance or processing without affecting chemical properties. With differing particle sizes, low ion concentration and molecular weights, our viscosifiers can be modified for a wide range of products.