CRAYVALLAC® MT is a micronised amide modified hydrogenated castor oil rheology modifier for solvent-based and solvent-free systems. CRAYVALLAC® MT is suited to systems based on aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbon/alcohol blends. Compared to the most basic hydrogenated castor oil based rheology modifiers, CRAYVALLAC® MT is more tolerant to stronger solvents. CRAYVALLAC® MT particles are converted during formulation to an interacting network of fibre like particles. It is this network that gives rise to the final coating’s shear thinning rheology. This shear thinning characteristic provides a very high viscosity under the low shear rates associated with sedimentation, and a low viscosity at the much higher application shear rates. The net result is excellent control of sedimentation combined with ease of application.