Acrylic polymer emulsions are water based polymers that can be produced from methyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, acrylic acid, methyl acrylate, etc. By selecting the appropriate hard and soft monomers, polymers with specific attributes for a variety of end-use applications can be built.
Acrylic polymer emulsions are versatile because there are many building blocks using acrylic ester functionality. All of the different monomers can be used to build a random copolymer. Suppliers continue to develop new monomers for use by the synthetic emulsion polymers industry. Because of the wide variety of properties that can be achieved, acrylic polymer emulsions find use in every market where water-based systems are used.