Press release
Products & Solutions
December 3, 2020

EXP 8018-1: New finer grade matting agent will boost your coating formulation for future concepts

  • Highly efficient matting effect
  • Utmost transparency in clear coatings
  • Super-fine surface haptics

EXP 8018-1 is a new wax-treated, precipitated silica matting agent in the portfolio of the Coating Additives business line. This finer grade matting agent was developed specially for applications where super-fine surface haptics combined with high transparency are targeted. The main application areas are high-performance waterborne and solventborne coatings for wood and plastic applications. The multi-purpose character of EXP 8018-1 enables its usability in various coating systems. It is suitable for both pigmented and clear formulations.

The finer-grade, wax-treated EXP 8018-1 was developed for anti-settling stability in clear coatings and supports high surface quality aspects.

It has excellent dispersibility behavior and a very fine cut of grindometer value. Due to its easy dispersibility, customers do not require other high-shear equipment to incorporate the matting agent into the formulation. The silica must be stirred in with low-shear energy at the end of the manufacturing process, which can be achieved with a lab stirrer or dissolver. As a result, it is possible to use this product as a final addition (post-addition) to adjust the gloss level.

EXP 8018-1 belongs to Evonik’s product line of silica-based ACEMATT® matting agents.

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Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow.


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