Anti Settling


Types of Anti-Settling Agent

Anti settling agent can be categorized as Organic Clay, Conventional Polyamide, Polyethylene Vinyl Acetate, Fume Silica, and Calcium Sulfonate Derivatives. Each type of anti-settling agent have their own limitation. We recomend Touch ANSET 3000 series, as Anti-Settling agent, because compare to all the types above, Touch ANSET 3000 series have more advantages.


Settling happenned because gravity forces that pulling down the heavy pigments toward the bottom part of the container. Physically, settling is depending on viscosity of the paint. The less viscosity of the paint will result in faster settling phenomena. However, the higher viscosity will slow down the process but if given more time, settling can also happen.


Types of Settling

In general there are 2 types of settling:

  • Hard Settling : Hard settling are the phenomena that all paint formulators, trying to avoid.
  • Soft Settling : Soft settling is mainly related to Hydrogen Bonding.