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Reduce surface tension with 3M™ Fluorosurfactants

Reduce surface tension with 3M™ Fluorosurfactants

3M™ Fluorosurfactants are a family of fluorochemical wetting and leveling agents used to enhance performance in a wide range of solvent- and water-based coatings, from architectural and industrial paints and construction materials such as epoxy adhesives. Based on 3M's advanced C4 chemistry platform, these high performance surfactants can be used in low concentrations to reduce surface tension – which allows the coating to wet, level and spread more easily on hard-to-wet surfaces. 3M fluorosurfactants can help coatings wet and level over contamination on plastics or oily metals. They can reduce or eliminate cratering, orange peel, fish eyes, picture framing and other surface defects — delivering smoother, more uniform finishes.

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