How It Works

Acti-Gel® 208 particles are  electrically charged which enables it to gel with other particles in the formula via Electro-Mechanical interaction.


Static state:

  • At rest, Acti-Gel® 208 particles form a 3-dimensional lattice structure that suspends other particles by creating a "carrier fluid".
  • The carrier fluid prevents segregation enabling a homogeneous mixture.


Dynamic state:

  • In motion, the Acti-Gel® 208 lattice structure quickly disperses and goes in the direction of the flow. This results in lower viscosity and markedly improved flowability and pumpability.


Return to Static state:

  • The rate of ‘thixotropic recovery’ –  the Acti-Gel® 208 lattice structure returns to a stable homogeneous suspension immediately after shear is stopped.

  • This can be repeated indefinitely without loss of performance.


Acti-Gel® 208  advantages:

  • Environmentally safe
  • Non-hydroscopic
  • Temperature Stable (unaffected by freeze/thaw)
  • pH tolerant (pH = 2-13)
  • Shear Stable
  • Indefinite Shelf Life