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LO-VEL™ Silica Flatting Agents

LO-VEL™ flatting agents comprise a comprehensive line of synthetic amorphous precipitated silica products that reduce the gloss of (or flatten) coatings, paints, varnishes, lacquers, inks and other finishes.

Since debuting in the 1960s, the Lo-Vel silica product portfolio has continually expanded to meet evolving formulator demands and now covers a wide range of porosities, particle sizes and other physical properties.

Available as wax-treated and non-treated products, Lo-Vel flatting agents offer maximum formulation flexibility for manufacturers of solvent-based, waterborne, clear and pigmented coatings seeking to balance desired characteristics and performance such as:

  • Flatting efficiency
  • Ease of dispersion
  • Heat-age stability
  • Leveling and smoothness
  • Color stability and matching
  • Resistance to settling

Typical applications for Lo-Vel flatting agents include:

  • Coil coatings
  • General industrial finishes
  • Decorative paints
  • Aircraft coatings
  • Wood coatings
  • Leather and fabric coatings
  • Overprint varnishes
  • Printing inks

For more information about Lo-Vel flatting agents, or to find the right product for a specific application, please review the following charts.

Wax-Treated Silica Flatting Agents

  SDS Literature Recommended End Use
Lo-Vel 66 SDS - Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 8100 SDS - Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel  2023 SDS - Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 2010 SDS - Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 2018 SDS - Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants

Non-Treated Silica Flatting Agents

  MSDS Literature Recommended End Use
Lo-Vel 27 SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
 
Lo-Vel 6200 SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 275 SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 2003 SDS Lo-Vel Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 6000 SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 2000 SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 29 SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel 39A SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
Lo-Vel HSF SDS Lo-Vel Silica Flatting Agents – Non-Treated Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants

Lo-Vel is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.