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Synthomer at Techtextil’15: to Unveil Odor-less, Low-VOC Binders for Textile Printing

Published on 2015-03-18. Author : SpecialChem

 Synthomer, a global producer of dispersions used in a number of technical textiles applications launches its latest product innovations at the Techtextil 2015 show in Frankfurt a.M., Germany. The Synthomer stand is located in Hall 3.0 booth F81 where technical experts from Synthomer´s Business Unit Functional Polymers are available to present the latest innovations and other products serving a number of markets in the manufacture of technical textiles including glass fiber and scrims, textile printing, woven and non-woven hygiene fabrics, abrasives and technical papers. 

Amongst the next generation of environmentally friendly, water-based products presented on the show will be a new binder for textile printing (Litex NX 7390) and the new Litex SX product series used for the bonding of glass fiber reinforcement fabrics for external insulation finishing systems (EIFS).

The new binders facilitate the formulation of products which are more environmentally friendly, featuring low VOC and low formaldehyde levels whilst delivering improved performance properties.

New Litex SX series with outstanding runability properties for the manufacture of EIFS fabrics

Synthomer is one of the market leaders in styrene butadiene based binders used for the finishing of glass fiber fabrics and scrims, intended for numerous reinforcement applications. Providing the required bonding strength and outstanding alkali resistance, the new Litex SX series offers tailor-made products for the required textile stiffness or flexibility. Most notably the new Litex SX product series demonstrates further improved runability and non-blocking properties to support even faster production speeds and handling. Fabrics and scrims finished with Synthomer binders fulfil the criteria according to existing standards like ETAG 004, DIN EN 13496, EIMA 105.01 etc. for EIFS fabrics.

New Litex NX binder for pigment printing with formaldehyde free cross-linking system

Also at Techtextil 2015 Synthomer launches its latest butadiene-nitrile copolymer Litex NX 7390 for effective textile printing. The new binder has a patented polymer structure providing a much softer handle of the finished fabric combined with very good abrasion resistance properties at the same time. A new formaldehyde free crosslinking system features low odour and a more sustainable printing process. Litex NX 7390 provides much softer haptics to the printed textile compared to standard acrylic binders used in this application, combined with above mentioned very good chemical and mechanical resistance properties. Intensive application testing has shown excellent printing results, good washing resistance and high crock resistance for the finished fabric.

About Synthomer


Synthomer develops and markets polymers used in a wide range of industries to create and enhance everyday consumer products. Whether you’re reading a book, opening a pack of breakfast cereals, painting your kitchen, labelling an envelope, laying a carpet, tiling a bathroom or simply driving the car, you could be using a product that has been improved by our scientists. It holds positions 1, 2 or 3 in all of its chosen markets and have a proven record to generate added value to its customers through in-depth application know-how and strong R&D support. It delivers the right formula, globally, individually.

Source: Synthomer



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