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.
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 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.
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.
Please contact our business development team if you’d like to know more about our rheology modifiers. We are happy to provide detailed specification sheets and instructions. Our wide range of acrylic viscosifiers should have products to match your requirements. We have a proven track record in producing rheological additives with unique properties, so if you’d like to develop a new viscosifier our R&D team will be interested to hear from you.