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thix·ot·ro·py

 (thĭk-sŏt′rə-pē)
n.
The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.

[Greek thixis, touch (from thinganein, thig-, to touch; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + -tropy.]

thix′o·trop′ic (thĭk′sə-trŏp′ĭk) adj.

thixotropic

(ˌθɪksəˈtrɒpɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) (of fluids and gels) having a viscosity that decreases when a stress is applied, as when stirred: thixotropic paints.
[C20: from Greek thixis the act of touching + -tropic]
thixotropy n
thixotrope n
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Min-U-Gel 400 is also used as a co-thickening thixotrope with alkali-swellable and hydrophobically-modified HEC thickeners to remedy sag resistance, pigment settling and dripping problems.
Silcron amorphous, fine-particle silica gel in a variety of grades performs as a thixotrope and flatting agent, in addition to preserving clarity and smoothness of finish.
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Comments: Thixatrol UV1104 is a 100% non-volatile liquid thixotrope for use in pigmented UV curable offset, flexo, screen and ink jet inks.
Also offered is Gelstar CG-300, a co-processed blend of cellulose gel (microcrystalline cellulose) and cellulose gum (sodium carboxymethylcellulose), available as a thixotrope.
Cab-O-Sil fumed silica processing aid, thixotrope, and viscosity-control agent in unsaturated polyesters, epoxies, silicone rubber, and PVC.
Other products that King Industries has launched include: NACURE XC-31, a catalyst for low temperature cure; K-FLEX XM-337, a resin modified for improving durability of thin films; K-KAT 651, a hydrolytically stable tin free bismuth catalyst; NACORR 1389MS, designed for primerless direct-to-metal (DTM) corrosion protection; K-STAY 555, for improved anti-sag; and DISPARLON AQH-800, an easy-to-use thixotrope for waterborne applications.
Sagging can be reduced by including faster solvents and/or a thixotrope to reduce flow.
Silcron amorphous, fine-particle silica gel in a variety of grades performs as a thixotrope and flaring agent, in addition to preserving clarity and smoothness of finish.
Mixed Mineral Thixotrope Options for Moisture Sensitive Formulations--Southern Clay Products, Inc.
K-STAy 555 is a new pourable liquid thixotrope for pigmented solventborne systems.