Drier LB-5 is a solution of 2-ethylhexane acid salts in the white spirit, and acts as a catalyst of drying of paint and varnish materials manufactured on the base of alkyd resins, vegetable oils, and other binders that are curing by oxidative polymerization. In normal case, these are salts of certain metals and organic acids with long hydrocarbon chains (С8 – С24).



Transparent homogenous liquid of purple-red colour without suspended matter and residue


Metal mass fraction, %


Cobalt (Со)


Zinc (Zn)


Zirconium (Zr)



1,0 - 1,1


1,7 - 2,0


7,0 - 7,2


Non-volatile matters mass fraction, %

50 min.

Solubility (blendability) in white spirit, solvent or other film-forming solvents

No separation or settlement. Opalescence is permissible.

Density, 20°C

0,96 g/cm³


Drier LB-5 (3-metal: cobalt, zinc, zirconium) is intended for the alkyd-urethane lacquers and enamels. Metal content selected in such a way that the material dries as quickly as possible and retains the color.

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