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Ce Neodecanoate - VALIREX Ce 8 Neo Ester

Ce Neodecanoate - VALIREX Ce 8 Neo Ester

Cerium Octoate Replacement for Drying and Polymerization of Ink Formulations

VALIREX Ce 8 Neo Ester is a cerium-based metal carboxylate with 8% Ce, dissolved in a fatty acid ester. The product acts as a true polymerization catalyst in ink formulations. It is also used as a drier in white and pastel inks to minimize discoloration. VALIREX Ce 8 Neo Ester offers a replacement for standard cerium octoate.

Technical Specifications of Cerium Neodecanoate - VALIREX Ce 8 Neo Ester

Physical Appearance




Metal Content

8% cerium


Fatty acid ester

Viscosity 25°C (dPa.s)


Specific Weight (kg/m3)


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Applications - Ink & Paint Drier

Drier/siccative for inks

(Primary) Drier/siccative for paints & coatings

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Ali Atak

Ali Atak

Application Manager Inks, Coatings, Composites