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Cobalt Neodecanoate - VALIREX Co 9 Aqua

Cobalt Neodecanoate - VALIREX Co 9 Aqua

2-EHA-Free Cobalt Drier with 9% Metal Content for Water-based Paints & Coatings

VALIREX Co 9 Aqua is a 2-ethylhexanoate-free, cobalt-based metal carboxylate with 9% metal content. The product is used as a primary drier in paints & coatings. The product is suitable for water-based applications. Cobalt carboxylates are the most effective oxidative catalysts at ambient temperatures and produce fast surface drying to the film.

Technical Specifications of Cobalt Neodecanoate - VALIREX Co 9 Aqua

Physical Appearance




Metal Content

9% cobalt

Solids (%)

Min. 45

Viscosity 25°C (dPa.s)


Specific Weight (kg/m3)


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Applications - Paint Drier

(Primary) Drier/siccative for paints & coatings

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Ali Atak

Ali Atak

Application Manager Inks, Coatings, Composites