Paint Driers

COMMET Paint and Printing Ink Driers are produced from synthetic mono-carboxylic acids.

All COMMET Driers are supplied in dearomatized solvents. These liquid metallic soaps are mainly used as driers in the production of solvent based paints for the oxidative polymerisation of the unsaturated carbon bonds in the alkyd resins. COMMET paint drier can be supplied in various concentrations, metal blends and solvents according to customers\' requirements.

 

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COMMET Barium

Barium Octoate is used as an auxiliary drier in combination with primary driers like Cobalt and Manganese. It also improves gloss and prevents the adsorption of primary driers and thus inproves the drying stability during long storage. Barium also acts as wetting agent for pigments and fillers.

Specifications              
Product / Grade

Metal Content

Appearance Colour

Solids Content

Specific Gravity (at 25°C)

Viscosity (at 25°C)

Application information
 

%m/m

   

%m/m

 

mPas

 
Barium Octoate 12.5% White Spirits 12.2 - 12.8 Clear Liquid Gardner 6 max. 42 - 50 0.96 -1.05 400 max Loss of dry promoter
Barium Octoate 10% White Spirits 9.7-10.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 5 max. 32 - 38 0.78 - 0.88 300 max Wetting agent for pigments

 

 


 

COMMET Bismuth

Bismuth Octoate can be used to replace Zirconium in paint applications where low temperatures and high humidity conditions prevail.
It is also used as an EP-Additive to replace Lead and also for Polyurethane Catalysis.

 

 


 

COMMET Lead

Lead Octoate is used mainly in industrial paint applications. Its use has been limited because of environmental effects. Lead promotes an even through drying and in combination with Calcium and Barium it prevents precipitation of difficult to dissolve Lead compounds. In conjunction with Butyltitanate Lead is used as an accelerator for the hardening of silicon resins.

Specifications                
Product / Grade

Metal Content

Appearance Colour

Solids Content

Specific Gravity (at 25°C)

Viscosity (at 25°C)

Application information MSDS
  %m/m     %m/m   mPas    
Lead Octoate 36% White Spirits 35.7 - 36.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 5 max. 80 - 90 1.3 - 1.5 15000 max Through Drier in alkyd resin paints pdf-icon
Lead Octoate 32% White Spirits 31.7 - 32.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 5 max. 70 - 80 1.1 - 1.4 10000 max   icon-leer 
Lead Octoate 24% White Spirits 23.7 - 24.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 4 max. 50 - 60 1.0 - 1.2 100 max   icon-leer 

 

 


 

COMMET Calcium

Calcium Octoate is used as an auxiliary feeder drier and prevents the adsorption of primary driers resulting in improved drying stability.

Specifications                
Product / Grade Metal Content  Appearance  Colour  Solids Content  Specific Gravity (at 25°C)  Viscosity (at 25°C)  Application information  MSDS 
  %m/m       %m/m   mPas     
Calcium Octoate 6% White Spirits 5.7 - 6.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 8 max. 55 - 65 0.88 - 0.94 14000 max. Secondary drier in alkyd resin paints pdf-icon
Calcium Octoate 5% White Spirits 4.7 - 5.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 7 max. 37 - 45 0.87 - 0.92 5000 max. Loss of dry promoter pdf-icon
Calcium Octoate 4% White Spirits 3.8 - 4.2 Clear Liquid Gardner 5 max. 30 - 40 0.8 - 0.90 1000 max.    icon-leer

 

 


 

COMMET Cobalt

Cobalt Octoate is the most active primary drier and is used in conjunction with auxiliary and through driers to promote an even surface and through drying. Care needs to be exercised when dosing Cobalt in order to prevent a too fast initial drying which would result in surface wrinkling.

Specifications                
Product / Grade Metal Content  Appearance  Colour  Solids Content  Specific Gravity (at 25°C)  Viscosity (at 25°C) Application information  MSDS 
   %m/m     %m/m    mPas     
Cobalt Octoate 12% White spirits 11.7 - 12.3 Clear Liquid Violet 65 -75 0.95 - 1.05 800 max Paint Drier
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Cobalt Octoate 10% White Spirits 9.7-10.3 Clear Liquid Violet 50 - 58 0.92 - 0.99 400 max Paint drier  pdf-icon
Cobalt Octoate 8% White Spirits 7.8 - 8.2 Clear Liquid Violet 42 - 46 0.87 - 0.93 100 max Paint drier  pdf-icon
Cobalt Octoate 6% White Spirits 5.7 - 6.3 Clear Liquid Violet 28 - 38 0.84 -0.94 80 max Paint drier  pdf-icon
                 
Cobalt Octoate 10% PKWF (Printing Ink) 9.7 - 10.3 Clear Liquid Violet 50 - 58 0.94 - 0.98 400 max  Printing Ink drier
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COMMET Manganese

Manganese Octoate is the second most important primary drier. It can be used as a Cobalt replacement in darker coloured paints where discolouration due to the dark brown Manganese colour is not important. High humidity may however lower the effectivity of Manganese as well.
Manganese is also used in combination with Cobalt in the offset printing ink applications.

Specifications                
Product / Grade  Metal Content Appearance  Colour   Solids Content Specific Gravity (at 25°C)  Viscosity (at 25°C)   Application information MSDS 
  %m/m      %m/m     mPas    
Manganese Octoate 8% White Spirits 7.7 - 8.3 Clear Liquid Brown 42 - 50 0.9 - 0.98 200 max Printing Ink drier pdf-icon
Manganese Octoate 6% White Spirits 5.7 - 6.3 Clear Liquid Brown 35 - 40 0.85 - 0.90 100 max Printing Ink drier  icon-leer
Manganese Octoate 10% PKWF 9.7 - 10.3 Clear Liquid Brown 70 - 80 0.97 -1.05 500 max.  Printing Ink drier pdf-icon

 

 


 

COMMET Zinc

Zinc Octoate reduces rapid film formation and therefore improves through drying. It prevents wrinkling and is used in combination with primary and auxiliary driers. Zinc can be applied as a fungicide and in the formulation of PVC stabilizers.

Specifications                
Product / Grade  Metal Content Appearance  Colour   Solids Content Specific Gravity (at 25°C)   Viscosity (at 25°C) Application information  MSDS 
   %m/m      %m/m    mPas    
Zinc Octoate 16% White Spirits 15.7 - 16.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 3 max. 65 - 75 0.90 - 1.10 300 max Surface drying inhibitor to allow through dry pdf-icon
Zinc Octoate 12% White Spirits 11.7 - 12.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 3 max. 45 - 50 0.88 - 0.95 80 max Surface drying inhibitor to allow through dry pdf-icon
Zinc Octoate 8% White Spirits 7.8 - 8.2 Clear Liquid Gardner 2 max. 40 - 45 0.80 - 0.85 50 max Surface drying inhibitor to allow through dry icon-leer 

 

 


 

COMMET Zirconium

Zirconium Octoate is only effective as an auxiliary drier in combination with primary driers. It promotes surface and through drying. It has been extensively used to replace lead because of environmental effects.

Specifications                
Product / Grade Metal Content  Appearance  Colour  Solids Content   Specific Gravity (at 25°C)  Viscosity (at 25°C) Application information  MSDS 
   %m/m      %m/m   mPas     
Zirconium Octoate 18 % White Spirits 17.7 - 18.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 5 max. 70 - 80 1.11 - 1.18 500 max Through Drier in alkyd resin paints pdf-icon
Zirconium Octoate 12% White Spirits 11.7 - 12.3 Clear Liquid Gardner 3 max. 45 - 55 0.95 - 1.00 300 max Lead Drier replacement pdf-icon

 

 


 

Drier Blends

A variety of Lead-free and Leaded multi-metallic Drier belnds are available in dearomatized white spirits. Speciality Drier blends can be tailor-made to customer requirements.

Specifications                
Product / Grade Metal Content  Appearance  Colour   Solids Content  Specific Gravity (at 25°C) Viscosity (at 25°C)  Application information   MSDS
  %m/m      %m/m    mPas     
PLF-10 LA (Lead-free : Co/Ca/Ba/Zr) 9.8 - 10.2 Clear Liquid Violet 48 - 58 0.90 - 0.95 100 max Alkyd Resin paint drier blend pdf-icon
PLF-10 HA (Lead-free: Co/Ca/Zr) 7.4 - 7.8 Clear Liquid Violet 40 - 50 0.86 - 0.94 100 max Alkyd Resin paint drier blend pdf-icon
CCL (Co/Ca/Pb) 17.3 - 17.8 Clear Liquid Violet 45 - 60 0.95 - 1.05 300 max. Alkyd Resin paint drier blend  pdf-icon
CCL+ (Co/Ca/Pb) 19.4 - 19.8 Clear Liquid Violet 58 - 68 1.0 - 1.15 2500 max  Alkyd Resin paint drier blend pdf-icon
Co/Zr 6/9 LA (Lead-free) 14.7 -15.3 Clear Liquid Violet 60 - 70 1.00 - 1.10 500 max.  Alkyd Resin paint drier blend  pdf-icon
CCZ 88 (Lead-free: Co/Ca/Zr) 8.5 - 9.0 Clear Liquid Violet 34 - 40 0.85 - 0.90 400 max.  Alkyd Resin paint drier blend pdf-icon
Co/Mn 2/6 SIS (Rapeseed Methyl ester) 7.7 - 8.3 Clear Liquid Violet 70 - 80 0.97 - 1.05 500 max. Printing Ink drier blend
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