FluorN S83 is a 40% solids fluorosurfactant in organic solvents that reduces surface tension. S83 provides water repellency, oil repellency and chemical resistance when added to coatings, inks and paints. S83 is effective at low concentrations, reducing surface tension of surfaces for durable water, oil and stain repellency. S83 also reduces solution surface tension of non-polar organic solvents. Other applications for S83 include leveling agent for use in oil-based conditioners and foaming agent in petroleum exploration. FluorN S83 also prevents orange peel and fish eye problems in paints and inks. S83 is available in various solvents including butyl-acetate, isopar, ethyl-acetate, odorless mineral spirits, kerosene, naphtha, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK). FluorN may replace for Capstones FS83.
Quantity: 100 grams (125 ml container)
Shelf life: One year (in unopened container)
Key benefits: Reduces surface tension, which improves wetting and enhances leveling of paints, oils and conditioners. Provides water repellency, oil repellency, stain repellency and chemical resistance to films and coatings.
Concentration: FluorN S83 is effective at concentrations between 0.05 – 0.25% by weight. S83 is sold as a 40% concentrate in Butyl Acetate, MEK, Ethyl-Acetate, Isopar-H, Odorless Mineral Spirits or kerosene.
Structure: Fluoroacrylate copolymer
Ionic nature: Nonionic Color: Clear or cloudy yellow liquid
Density: 0.98 (~ 7.0lb/gal)
Flash point: 30°C
Stability: Freeze thaw stable
Shelf-life: 2 years
Water contact angle: ~110° (at 0.25% in alkyd paints)
Surface tension: <23 dynes/cm (at 25°C in IPA, MIBK, Butyl-Acetate and Xylene)
• Sealers: Improves water, oil and stain resistance of mineral spirits and silicone-based fabric, concrete, stone and wood sealers
• Inks: Improves pigment compatibility in inks, improves cylinder life in print equipment and better paint definition
• Paints: Improves wetting and leveling and reduces cratering of solvent-based paints
• Oil well stimulation: Foaming agent for kerosene, diesel and hydrocarbons.
Packaging: FluorN S83 fluorosurfactant is currently available in: • 1 lb bottles • 8 lb (1 gal) pails • 35 lb (5 gal) drums
Regulatory Summary: This product complies with the chemical notification requirements of TSCA and REACH in Europe.