3M™ Fluorosurfactants are excellent wetting, levelling and flow control agents for a variety of waterborne, solvent-borne, high-solids and radiation curable organic polymer coating systems.
FC-4430 and FC-4432 are a non-ionic polymeric fluorochemical surfactants belonging to a class of coating additives which provide low surface tensions in coating systems best served by fluorochemical surfactants. They contributes excellent wetting, spreading and levelling properties to a variety of coating systems.
They may be used as a flow and levelling agent in various applications including architectural coatings, inks, floor polishes, waxes, caulks, high solids coatings, water reducible coatings and radiation curable coatings.
Recommended use level is between 0.05% and 0.3% active surfactant. However, use level can vary depending on the application and concentration of other additives and solvents in the formulation.
Fluorosurfactant FC-4434 is a water-soluble, general purpose nonionic fluorinated surfactant which contributes excellent wetting, spreading and levelling properties to a variety of coating systems. It is a dilute solution of 25% active fluorochemical surfactant in a water miscible diluent.