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Genapol® ED 3060

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Genapol ED 3060 is a nonionic wetting agent for use as compatibilizer in waterborne high PVC paints, as well as in waterborne and solvent-borne low PVC lacquers. The general dosage (supply form) is 0.5-1.5% in emulsion paints and 1.0-1.5% in acrylic lacquers, and 0.5-1.5% in alkyd lacquers.
Function: Dispersant & Wetting Agent, Surfactant (Nonionic), Surfactant
Chemical Family: Blends & Combinations
End Uses: Waterborne Coating, Solventborne Coating
Labeling Claims: APEO-free, Low VOC, Other Labeling Claims
Solid Content: 100.0 %
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Identification & Functionality

Genapol® ED 3060 Features & Benefits


Product properties:

  • very low VOC (< 0.5%)
  • free of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO) 
  • hazard label free
  • easy to handle (liquid material; soluble in water)
  • suitable for ecolabel certified paints


Formulation benefits:

  • increased tinting strength 
  • prevents the rub-out effects  
  • improved wetting of the coated surface
  • good adhesion on metal and polyethylene 
  • improved compatibility of pigments with polymers and binders 
  • reduced water absorption
  • reduces haze
  • reduces the foam build up
  • no side effects on surface drying, overpaintability or yellowing 


Applications & Uses

Stability and Compatibility

Product is resistant against water hardness, metal salts, acids and alkalis in practice-orientated concentrations. As non-ionic surfactant it can be used in combination with other non-ionic compounds and with anionic and cationic substances.

Recommended Uses

Because of its interfacial activity and low foaming behaviour Product  is especially suitable for the manufacture of low foaming cleaners. Product has a good lubricity. In combination with suitable corrosion inhibitors it is also used for the manufacture of aqueous metal working fluids.


Use as wetting agent/compatibilizer in deco paints:
•water-borne emulsion paints (high PVC): use recommendation: 0.5-1.5% supply dosage
•water-borne acrylic lacquers (low PVC): use recommendation: 1.0-1.5% supply dosage
•solvent-borne alkyd lacquers (low PVC): use recommendation: 0.5-1.5% supply dosage


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content100.0%-
Alkaline Valuemax. 13.0-15.0mgKOH/g-
Cloud Point (5 g in 25 g 25 % BDG solution)27.6-29.6°C-
pH Value10 -11--
Densityapprox. 1.03g/cm3-
Densityabout 1.03gcc-
Iodine color numbermax. 15mgI2/100 ml-
Viscosityapprox. 1300mPa.s-
pH (1 % active substance in Water)10-11--
Pour Point-39.0°C-
Pour Pointapprox. -15°C-
Flash Pointmin. 200°C-
Flash Pointapprox. 220°C-
Refractive Index (50°C)approx.1.448--

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Technical Data
Product group:  EO/PO block copolymer
Active content: 100%
Appearance: yellowish liquid
pH value: 10 -11
Solubility: soluble in water
Density: approx. 1.03 g/cm3 
Viscosity: approx. 1300 mPas 
Pour point:  -39 °C
Flash point: approx. 220 °C

Storage & Handling

Storage And Handling

Product can be stored for at least to 2 years in original sealed containers at room temperature under the recommended conditions. Protect from exposure to cold during transport and storage. The properties of Product are reversibly altered by exposure to cold. If  it becomes turbid, thickens or freezes through exposure to cold, thaw slowly at room temperature and afterwards stir briefly.

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