Stepan Finds Improved Block Resistance

A new wetting agent that does more than just lower surface energy

Are you experiencing blocking issues with your paint? Did you know that the speed at which an additive moves to the air/film interface is critical to its blocking performance? By understanding this and other properties, Stepan developed a new multifunctional wetting agent, STECOTE™ W-877, that can help address this “sticky” issue. Download our article to learn more about the structure-function relationships we explored to address this problem.  

STEPCOTE W-877 can efficiently lower surface tension of a waterborne paint while improving key formulation properties such as:

  • Gloss
  • Hiding
  • Color Acceptance
  • Wet Scrub Resistance 
  • High Temperature Block Resistance