Like in paints, coatings and adhesives, different products can be used as thickeners in hydraulic-based-binder mortars. However, “Rheology Modifier” is a better term than “Thickener”. They are based on different chemicals and show different properties. Some of them only thicken the product (like polyacrylamides) while some other are more known as water retention agent than thickeners (like cellulose derivatives), some other more improve the workability (like starch ethers and guar gum).


In Kalakavan we work on following Rheology modifiers:

  • Cellulose thickeners (MHEC, HPMC)
  • Polyacrylamides
  • Starch ethers

These thickeners are being used in Tile Adhesives, Repair Mortars, Grouts, Plasters etc.

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