Press release
Products & Solutions
April 4, 2019

ACEMATT® 3400 – New matting agent with high transparency and soft-touch properties

ACEMATT® 3400 is the new matting agent in the ACEMATT® product family from Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, specially developed for high-transparency clear coatings and soft-touch coatings with smooth surfaces.

ACEMATT® 3400 is a surface-treated, thermal silica with medium-particle size of 7.5 µm. The improved grind performance results in a smooth surface finish with outstanding optical and haptic properties.

This highly efficient silica is intended for use in clear coatings and water- and solvent-based coatings. Typical application fields include wood coatings, plastics, and automotive coatings. In addition, this new type of matting agent can be used in high-solids and low-VOC formulations.

In regards to rheology, the special after-treatment of ACEMATT® 3300 and ACEMATT® 3400 prevents the adsorption of associative thickeners in water-based systems. Likewise, when formulated with particular polyurethane binders, it can also improve the soft-touch feel.

ACEMATT® 3400 can be easily incorporated into the formulation; no high shear forces are needed, thus, the bead mill can be skipped. Furthermore, ACEMATT® 3400 can be added to the coating formulation at the end of the process, allowing for a post-adjustment of the gloss level.

ACEMATT® matting agents are high-performance silica developed for gloss reduction in a vast range of applications in the paints and coatings industry.

Our best-in-class recommendations for high-quality coatings with excellent transparency are the family of thermal silica ACEMATT® TS 100, ACEMATT® 3300, and ACEMATT® 3400.

Picture: Soft-touch Coatings

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise generated sales of €15 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.6 billion.

Evonik’s international activities are organized into six regions. The Asia Pacific North region is headquartered in Shanghai. Sales in Asia Pacific North reached €2,276 million in 2018. Evonik regards China as one of the driving forces of the global economy and we consequently endeavor to grow our business here. The company now employs about 3,000 employees and has in total of 10 production sites in China.


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