Versatile, powerful and cost-effective
DiaFil diatomite is a highly versatile, low crystalline silica additive that will improve matting in a wide range of paints and coatings – delivering great results in both solvent- and water-based formulations at high and low pigment volume concentration.
Used as a natural matting agent and bulking product, DiaFil diatomite will control syneresis and in-can settling; reduce dry time and increase vapour permeability; provide excellent resistance to scrubbing and burnishing, and enable excellent tint retention in deep and accent base paint lines. Where whiteness is important, we offer variants of DiaFil diatomites with low “b” values, providing a bluish undertone and a cleaner tint.
Due to DiaFil diatomite’s unique morphology and particle shape, lower loading rates are needed to control gloss and sheen, leading to cost savings, and the unique morphology and controlled particle size enable more efficient use of titanium dioxide and other hiding additives.
Use DiaFil diatomite in:
- Water-based decorative paints
- Interior and exterior matt and undercoats
- Solvent-based, semi-gloss and eggshell paints
- Primers and undercoats