We provide best-in-class additives that can improve the color, processing, application, strength, thermal properties and safety of your coating system.

Coatings specifiers and end users demand color performance, substrate protection and specialized properties such as conductivity and thermal insulation. Those who apply coatings demand systems that are efficient and easy to apply, and coatings manufacturers want formulations that are safe, stable and easy to process. We have additives that target these needs throughout the value chain.

Specialty carbon blacks enable high jetness and tinting for all types of coatings. Treated carbon blacks can improve the ease-of-use properties of the pigment and our conductive carbon blacks enable low-resistivity coatings.

CAB-O-SIL® fumed silica and SpectrAl® fumed alumina can improve rheology control, anti-settling, anti-sag, mechanical reinforcement, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, flow and leveling, fluidization and free-flow properties.

CAB-O-SPERSE® dispersions provide many of the advantages of our fumed metal oxide powders in waterborne systems, but with the added benefits of improved ease of use and state of dispersion that result from the unique liquid delivery system.

ENOVA® aerogel additives enable superior thermal performance in thermal insulating coatings along with superior time-saving thick-build and anti-sag behavior in coatings and slurries. Aerogel additives are also recognized for their highly efficient matting or flattening properties in low-gloss coatings and broad light diffusion in optical coatings. 

Upcoming Events



October 3-5, 2017
São Paulo Expo Exhibition and Convention Center

We will be exhibiting at this biannual coatings show. This year it will be held in a new venue, São Paulo Expo, which is the largest and most modern convention and exhibition center in Latin America. Leading suppliers based in the Americas, Europe and Asia will be present, and we will showcase our entire portfolio of coatings and adhesives.

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33rd Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

33rd Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

October 15-18, 2017
Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

We will exhibit with a tabletop display at this important regional conference and tradeshow serving primarily, but not exclusively, western USA and Canada. The event provides educational and networking opportunities for technical individuals involved in the development and manufacturing of coatings, their employers and related vendors in the coatings industry.

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2017 European Coatings Show

Our team explains why we are a trusted supplier of performance additives for coatings and how we’re continuing to innovate to solve our customers' formulation challenges.