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Wetting Agents

Wetting Agents

Need coated surfaces that are absolutely flawless? Use our high-performance fluorosurfactants for superior spreading, wetting, and leveling – not to mention exceptionally quick reductions in surface tension.


Wetting agents – known in technical terms as surfactants – are needed to reduce surface tension. This is crucial if you want coatings to spread more easily. As a result, they're used in a whole host of applications, such as coatings applied to substrates, cleaning fluids, floor polishes, and waxes.


Wetting agent with Tivida® FL

The success of our Tivida® FL (fluorosurfactants) products lies in a unique molecular design. Starting with the science behind surfactants, these are polar molecules that lower surface tension, so they make it possible to mix in substances (typically liquids) that normally can't be simply added to formulations. They also help if you need to wet substrates.

Product features:

  • Reduces surface tension effectively (up to 16 mN/m)
  • Can be used in concentrations from 0.003% to 0.1% depending on the individual formulation
  • Delivers significant improvements in the wetting, spreading, and leveling of coatings
  • Boosts surface gloss


  • Coatings applied to wood and industrial surfaces
  • Polishes and waxes
  • Surface cleaners e.g. cleaning fluids used on floors, windows, or electronic cleaning solutions
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