Specialty Additives

Specialty Additives from Lubrizol are engineered to deliver unique and powerful capabilities for paints, coatings and inks. Our portfolio of high-performance, specialty additives for both solvent-borne and water-borne formulas includes corrosion inhibitors, adhesion promoters, rheology control agents and humectants.

More than just a supplier, we are a collaborator and problem solver with extensive experience in value-add specialty additives that provide surface protection, adhesion and barrier properties to enhance the performance, simplicity and sustainability benefits of formulators’ products.

Our specialty products, extensive expertise and technical support help customers improve adhesion to metal and reduce corrosion. Our rheology control additives thicken, suspend and overall improve coating application properties. Our humectants prevent drying and improve open-time of aqueous colorants and coatings.

As part of our commitment to meet the far-reaching needs of formulators, we continue to develop new specialty additive technologies using our deep additive knowledge and industry insights.

Typical Applications

Lubrizol offers a wide range of specialty additives that include low-VOC capable humectants for paints and coatings and plastics and composites; corrosion inhibitors and adhesion promoters that enable formulators to deliver the enhanced durability and longevity that OEM specifications require in paints and coatings; rheology control additives that provide suspension, stabilization and thickening with a wide range of flow properties in paints and coatings, paper and textiles, and printing and packaging applications; and, flow and leveling agents that eliminate coating surface defects caused by airborne contaminants or poor surface pretreatment in paints and coatings.

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