Elementis advances sustainable coatings with eco-friendly NiSAT technology production in Asia


Shanghai, 10 July 2024 –Elementis, a leading supplier of specialty chemicals for paint, coatings, and industrial aqueous applications, is excited to announce a significant development to the coatings industry with the expansion of its NiSAT (Non-Ionic Synthetic Associative Thickeners) technology production in China. This strategic initiative is set to deliver performance and eco-friendly features to the Chinese architectural market and beyond.

The expansion of Elementis's NiSAT technology production to China reflects the company’s dedication to innovation, sustainability, and growth in the architectural Asian market. The expansion introduces a variety of eco-label compliant products, aiming to establish new benchmarks for environmental stewardship and performance within the industry.

Elementis’ NiSAT technology has a proven track record in the market with its ability to allow customers to design their own rheology profiles. The all-shear (low-mid-high shear) portfolio, including the acclaimed RHEOLATE® HX, IF, and CVS Series, as well as RHEOLATE® Powder NiSATand the soon-to-be-launched Biobased NiSAT, showcases Elementis’ dedication to combining high performance with safer ingredients. The latest NiSAT technology-based products, are renowned for being VOC-, Isothiazoline, Tin-, and APEO-free, gain an added sustainability advantage from this shift.

These NiSAT technology-based solutions offer a variety of application benefits. They improve spatter resistance, have outstanding flow & levelling, and their excellent sag control ensures a uniform coat. The dry film benefits include increased paint transfer efficiency, resulting into improved hiding power, combined with an optimized coverage without lapping or brush strokes. These additives enable advanced formulations to set a new standard for excellence in the architectural paints and coating industry.

Sustainability at the core: reducing carbon footprint through localization

Elementis’ strategic localization of NiSAT technology production in China exemplifies its commitment to sustainability and operational excellence. By reducing transportation distances, the company not only ensures a more sustainable supply chain but also reinforces its dedication to environmental stewardship. This expansion across the Americas, Europe, and Asia provides a consistent supply of NiSAT based additives, reflecting Elementis’ global expertise in delivering optimal formulation solutions and its focus on cultivating local partnerships.


About Elementis  

Elementis is a global specialty chemical company, with 1,300 employees operating 17 manufacturing sites across the globe. At Elementis, we bring a distinctive combination of expertise, innovation, and teamwork to every formulation challenge. We create high-value specialty additives that enhance the performance of our customers' products and make a positive change in the world. 

Combining our leading positions in the science of materials flow, surface modification, and formulation with access to unique natural materials, Elementis delivers unique chemistry, sustainable solutions to customers in a wide range of markets, including cosmetics, anti-perspirants, decorative and industrial coatings, automotive and ceramics.  

About Elementis Performance Specialties  

We are a leading global supplier of rheology. With deep expertise in rheology, surface modification and formulation, we develop distinctive solutions and products to improve performance, achieve smoother production, and enhance sustainability credentials for customers across a range of industries.