MCTRON's MaxxThix® products are high efficiency, alkali swellable, associative thickeners for use in emulsion polymer compounds. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. Our new MaxxGel® line of thickeners are designed for special use in personal care and hand sanitizer products. We support our expansive line of thickeners and rheology modifiers with dedicated service & support.

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MCTRON’s thickeners cover a range of products that provide coating formulators with choices that are appropriate to satisfy the specific rheology need for a given application. Select the MaxxThix® or MaxxGel® product that is right for you, or consult with a MCTRON representative to help guide you.

 

More specific information about our thickeners can be found in the technical bulletins below:

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    MaxxGel® S

    MaxxGel® S is a cross-linked Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate powder used to provide thickening, stabilization properties for clear hand sanitizing gels.

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    MaxxThix® PC-10

    MaxxThix® PC-10 is an Alkali-swellable emulsion thickener designed for use in personal care applications. MaxxThix® PC-10’s high efficiency and short flow makes it ideal for sanitizer, shampoo or conditioner applications. The short flow rheology is best described as buttery, and helps products appear rich and full.

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    MaxxThix® MT-1

    MaxxThix® MT-1 is a high efficiency alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “short” and “buttery”.

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    MaxxThix® MT-2

    MaxxThix® MT-2 is an alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. It imparts a “yield point” to coatings formulated with it. This “yield point” minimizes the settling of fillers and causes minimal penetration of coatings formulated with it. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “long” and “elastic”.

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    MaxxThix® MT-4

    MaxxThix® MT-4 thickener is a high efficiency alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. Applications include mastics and high viscosity compounds. The rheology of MaxxThix MT-4 thickener is short and buttery.

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    MaxxThix® AT-17

    MaxxThix® AT 17 is an associative thickener, supplied as an easy-to-use alkali-swellable emulsion. It is designed for coatings with a “yield point” which flow readily under shear (such as brushing) yet which will not run (sag) when the shear is removed. Dyes thickened slightly with this product will not bleed through a paper towel. It keeps coatings on the surface of a substrate (minimal penetration).

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    MaxxThix® AT-25

    MaxxThix AT-25 is a non-ionic associative urethane rheology modifier, designed for formulating a wide range of interior and exterior paints. MaxxThix AT-25 can be used as a co-thickener in many types of formulations for attaining a desired balance of low and high shear viscosities. It has excellent water and alkali resistance.

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    MaxxThix® MT-107

    MaxxThix® MT-107 is a highly effective methyl-based sodium polyacrylate gum thickener for use in a multitude of compounding arenas. This product is a versatile, effective and efficient aqueous polymer solution with unique rheological properties for a host of varying applications. Uses include primary and secondary thickening of coatings, adhesives, grouts, dispersions, suspensions; thickening of liquid solutions applied by spray methods; and as protective colloids and particle coatings in specialty products.

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    MaxxThix® AC-1007

    MaxxThix AC-1007 is a derivatized, low residue, acid hydrating, non-dusty guar gum designed for highly effective thickening in trenching applications.

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    MaxxThix® AC-1004

    MaxxThix AC-1004 is a highly effective hydrochloric, hydrofluoric and phosphoric acid thickening agent designed for use in well acidizing and fracturing operations.