Decorative and industrial coatings based on alkyd resin need siccatives for drying. These are based on soaps of different metals. Primary dryers are usually cobalt octoate or naphthenate, manganese or cerium octoate. To improve the through-drying process secondary dryers as zirconium octoate, lithium octoate or strontium octoate are used. Calcium octoate and barium octoate provide as auxiliary dryer finally the best drying results.
The products are available as individual components or as optimized dryer mixtures.
To prevent a premature reaction and thus skin formation during storage of the paint in the packaging the use of methylethylketoxime has been proven successfully.