New Clariant polymeric emulsifiers support water-resistant, leach-resistant acrylic paints

  • Crystal clear, whitening-free: achieve stable acrylic & styrene acrylic binders with outstanding water resistance
  • Improves leaching resistance
  • Production benefits: minimal coagulation gives a smoother binder production run

Muttenz, October 14, 2021 – Clariant unveils two innovative reactive emulsifiers for polymeric binders – Emulsogen® CPA 100 XS and Emulsogen CPN 100 XS - to help paint makers achieve architectural coatings offering outstanding water-resistance and greater resistance to dirt pick-up and snail trails.

Clariant’s new emulsifiers firmly “anchor” to pure acrylic or styrene acrylic binders to create stabilized, outstandingly hydrophobic, small-particle binders. They prevent emulsifier migration that would typically impair key attributes such as paint water resistance and substrate adhesion, or cause unsightly aesthetic defects like snail trails and dirt pick-up, boosting chances for coatings manufacturers to address latest requirements.

“Dirt pick-up and leaching resistance are increasingly demanded of today’s exterior architectural coatings. Although influenced by various factors, an acrylic or styrene acrylic binder that is less sensitive to water uptake will form a tightly-sealed film able to retain ingredients and protective qualities. Without emulsifier leaching to contribute adverse effects to the paint performance, there’s much less chance for unwanted snail trails etcetera to occur. In testing, our new anchored emulsifiers deliver whitening-free, clear films compared to alternatives, an industry-recognized sign of a higher quality, water-resistant binder to advance higher-performing paints and fewer defects,” comments Sebastian Prock, Global Marketing Segment Leader Industrial Applications at Clariant.

On top of paint benefits, Clariant’s new emuslifiers bring the advantages of a smoother, less disrupted binder production process. Because the binder has smaller, stabilized particles, there is less clogging or coagulation from large particles to cause slower stirring or a need for frequent cleaning breaks.

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Notes for editors

Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2020, the company employed a total workforce of 13 235. In the financial year 2020, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 3.860 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

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Clariant’s innovative reactive emulsifiers enable binders with the outstanding water-resistance to support paints with greater resistance to dirt pick-up and snail trails. (Photo: Clariant)



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