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Mn Neodecanoate - VALIREX Mn 8 Neo Ester

Mn Neodecanoate - VALIREX Mn 8 Neo Ester

2-EHA-Free Manganese Drier with 8% Metal Content, Dissolved in Ester

VALIREX Mn 8 Neo Ester is a manganese carboxylate at 8% Mn, dissolved in a fatty acid ester. It is mainly used as an ink drier in sheetfed, heatset applications. At higher application temperature, the product can replace traditional cobalt-based carboxylates in the ink formulation. Next to its drier functionalities in ink, the product is also active as a primary drier in paints & coatings.

Technical Specifications of Manganese Neodecanoate - VALIREX Mn 8 Neo Ester

Physical Appearance




Metal Content

8% manganese


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