Bermocoll® and Finnfix® cellulose ethers are used as thickeners, stabilizers and water retaining agents for water-based paints

Our Bermocoll® non-ionic cellulose ethers are available in a wide range of viscosities and a variety of associative grades – everything to enable our customers to choose the required rheology profile for their paints. Bermocoll is used in textured paint, flat paint, satin paint, semi-gloss paint and multicolored paint. 

Finnfix® CMC is a high-quality sodium carboxymethyl cellulose that is widely used in waterborne paints. Finnfix® grades are available in a wide range of viscosity. Examples are our medium viscosity grades Finnfix® 2 000 and Finnfix® 4 000G for high quality paints with especially low spatter and good spread ability. Our high viscosity grades Finnfix® 30 000 and Finnfix® 50 000 are suitable for economic paints (low dosage) and give good anti-sagging properties. Finnfix® is perfect in paints with very high pH such as silicate paints.

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Expancel® microspheres for high quality, long-lasting, lightweight paint 

Using Expancel® microspheres as a lightweight filler in paint will shorten the drying time, introduce a matting effect and provide good filling on uneven substrates. Plus, the low density of the microspheres will reduce the weight of the paint even with small dosages. Expancel Microspheres will also reduce the need for solvents in solvent-based paint – leading to a reduction in VOC emission. For lighter, real quality and longer-lasting paints. 

Levasil® colloidal silica, the natural choice when making the switch from solventborne to waterborne

In addition to allowing for paint with a good dirt pick-up resistance and prolonged open time, Levasil® colloidal silica is a natural solution that can reduce drying time and improve early rain resistance. The result: coatings that look better, apply more easily and last longer. 

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The so-called open time of a paint is what allows you to go back and make final touches without getting unwanted stroke marks, Levasil® colloidal silica can be added to a paint formulation to improve open time.

Effective wetting agents and surfactants for colorants that will add stability to your formulation and minimize production time and cost

In working with us, you’ll gain access to non-ionic surfactants, cationic surfactants and fatty amines and specialty polymers that are used in the in final formulation of paints and coatings, during the production of resins, and as constitutive building blocks for the tailoring of properties. We offer a selection of high-performance wetting agents and dispersants that will bring out the most in your paint. They contribute in several ways to improve paint quality: 

  • Increase color acceptance in tinted paints 
  • Increase hiding power 
  • Reduce pigment agglomerates 
  • Improve scrub resistance 

Our main brands are Berol®, Amadol® and Ethylan® additives.

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Nouryon offers a selection of high-performance wetting agents and dispersants that will bring out the most in your paint. They contribute in several ways to improve paint quality for example to increase color acceptance in tinted paints

Explore more application areas for architectural paints

Bermocoll® Flow  - a natural replacement for associative synthetic thickeners in decorative paint

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For more information about our Levasil® colloidal silica products, please contact our experts. We look forward to hearing from you.



If you prefer to call us you can reach us at:

China, Shanghai: +86 21 22205000
Brazil, Jundiaí: +55 11 45894800
Germany, Cologne: +49 221 995850
India, Mumbai:+91 22 6842 6700
Japan, Tokyo:+81 356436001
Singapore: +65 6635 5327; 6635 5203
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USA, Houston: +1 312 3206109

Amadol®, Bermocoll®, Berol®, Ethylan®, Expancel®, Finnfix® and Levasil® are registered trademarks of Nouryon in several countries worldwide.

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