Polycol – Natural based rheology modifier
Polygal offers with their Polycol products, tailer made and sustainable solutions for the coating and construction Industry.
POLYGAL Coatings & Construction APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS
Coatings & Construction Market
For the coating and construction industry, Polygal offer various modified guar gums that are perfectly tailored to meet the needs of the market.
Under the Polycol brand, the tailor-made products are successfully deployed in numerous technical applications around the world. The products are used as rheological- and water retention additives for building materials, plasters, and paint formulations.
Polycol products are based on a raw material of natural origin – the guar bean. Modern production processes are leveraged to chemically modify the natural raw materials and thus create the optimal conditions for the applications. This chemical modification gives the products a relatively high degree of molar substitution (MS) as well as considerably increased resistance to enzymatic degradation. These properties put Polycol WP and Polycol T on par with the more widely known cellulose ethers that are on the market since many years. Polycol WP and T products can also offer different advantages over cellulose ethers depending on the related application.
Polycol thickeners for water-based paints and plasters
Polycol WP products are specially developed to provide optimum rheological behaviour in water-based wall paints, plasters, and other pasty applications. The products are also characterised by delayed swelling behaviour to ensure lump free incorporation and swelling in aqueous systems
Polycol thickeners for mineral building materials
Polycol T products are hydroxypropyl guar-based rheology additives that offer a high-water retention capacity as well as optimal processing properties in mineral building materials such as gypsum- and cement-based plasters, adhesives and reinforcing compounds.