G.J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. offers a variety of additives to further
customize and enhance our materials.
Nikolas Flat Ayd is a liquid silicate flattener used to alter
the gloss of coatings. This material is available in both conventional
and low VOC forms. Flat Ayd can easily be stirred into a coating
to vary the sheen from gloss down to a dead flat and anywhere
Mar Mix is a liquid material that is used to promote flow and
scratch resistance of the coating. This is a stir in type usually
requiring 1 to 4 ounces of Mar Mix per gallon to obtain the desired
ADM & #11 Plasticizer
ADM & #11 Plasticizer are both used to promote adhesion of the
coating and flexibility. Both grades are liquid stir in types.
Both materials will increase the gloss of the coating.
#1121-B Purple Dye Testing Solution
Nikolas #1121-B Purple Dye Testing Solution is used as a means
to check clear work that has been lacquered for sufficient film
protection against tarnishing. Most parts tested in this manner
are small parts that have been dipped or centrifuged. Sample pieces
are dipped into the dye testing solution and then rinsed with
water. If the work shows a light purple color, this indicates
the piece is lacquered.
Black Light Indicator
Black Light Indicator can be used as a check for sufficient film
protection in clear films. This material can be incorporated into
the clear coating at time of manufacture or as a post add at the
application site. Upon drying, the lacquered article can be examined
under black light to indicate complete coating.
G.J. Nikolas & Co., Inc. manufactures a variety of adhesion promoters
for different adhesion problems. Please check with our sales department
for recommendations for specific problems relating to adhesion.
Prior to full production use, the above mentioned products must
be evaluated for suitability in actual coating and application