Emulsion polymers are used for textile coatings to provide aesthetics and improve water, oil and solvent resistance. Boat covers, convertible tops, and outdoor awnings are good examples, illustrating the need for both hydrophobicity and flexibility, even at low temperatures. Another characteristic often desired in coatings for textiles destined for use outdoors is UV resistance. Coating formulations incorporating acrylic polymers provide good water resistance and do not age prematurely in intense sunlight.
Rovene 4601 is a styrene-butadiene polymer emulsion designed to perform in textile applications. It may be utilized as a blend component, but may also find utility in textile applications where a very stiff final product is desired.
Rovene 6020 is a soft, carboxylated stryene-acrylic copolymer emulsion with good water resistance and exhibit it good resistance to discoloration.
Rovene 6025 is a styrene-acrylic polymer emulsion that can be used in multiple coating and paint applications including landscaping coatings and low sheen interior flat wall coatings.
Rovene 6017 is styrene-acrylic emulsion polymer recommended for bonding nonwovens where a firm, durable binder is needed such as highloft webs, interlinings, and medical applications.