Product Description

Polycol WP-004 is a etherified polysaccaride with a very low viscosity mainly used as a thickener/rheology modifier for waterbased wall-paints, plasters and other waterbased coatings up to pH max. 11. Further to the thickening effect, Polycol WP-004 stabilises pigments and fillers and regulates the water retention (open time) after paint application. Solutions of Polycol WP-004 show nearly newtonian behaviour; i.e. the viscosity does almost not change with increasing shear-rate, independent of time (no thixotropy).



Coating & Construction

Main Component:

Non-ionic etherified polysaccharides



Fine cream-coloured powder


Typically slight odour


Using Polycol WP-004, it is possible to formulate waterborne paints/coatings with a final viscosity similar to such ones containing cellulose-ethers (very low grades). The optimal concentration of Polycol WP-004 has to be deter-mined by the user himself within his own formulations. Usually the dosage range in wall paints is around 0.4-1.5%. Components containing borates in the formulation are to be strictly avoided: gelification may occur!


Cold water soluble

Why Choose Polycol WP-004

Polycol WP-004 from Polygal

Focused on processing natural hydrocolloids for beneficial usage in various industrial applications since 1956.

Polygal Signature

Nature's best, refined with Swiss quality

High-quality standards, interdepartmental quality assurance systems, as well as strict quality control – combined with our extensive experience – ensure that the quality of our products and services is very high, even under difficult conditions.

Innovative for a good reason

We view ourselves as problem solvers and as innovative leaders serving our customers. We know that the potential of our natural raw materials is far from being exhausted, therefore, we are always investigating and opening up new application areas.

Present in cultivation areas

The continual presence of our subsidiaries in the major cultivation areas ensures that the raw materials have a high degree of availability and that we can optimally advise our customers in regards to their planning.

Traditionally independent

Polygal AG is a family business. For our business partners, this ensures solid, continuous, and long-term corporate policies. Quick decision-making, quality awareness, and reliability are matters of course at Polygal AG.

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