Speciality Polymers

Delivering innovation in waterbased and solvent borne chemistries for the Coatings, Construction, Textile and Graphic Arts markets globally

Emulsion Polymers

For more than 50 years, customers have relied on Scott Bader to provide them with waterborne chemistries and expertise to help them achieve their performance goals.

Whether in adhesives, inks, coatings or paints our Texicryl, Texicote and Polidene ranges have become synonymous with performance and quality.

Over the years, we have developed an extensive portfolio of emulsion polymers within the specific market categories of Graphic Arts, Building and Decoration, Textiles and Coatings. The key to the success of our approach has been strong relationships with our customers to drive this innovation.

With focussed development we continue to offer new products in the following three waterbased ranges:

  • Texicryl– Acrylic and Styrene Acrylate Dispersions and thickeners
  • Texicote – Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsions
  • Polidene  - Polyvinylidene Chloride Copolymer Emulsions

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Polidene 33-075 PVdC copolymer emulsion View
Polidene 33-082 PVdC copolymer emulsion View
Polidene 33-083 PVdC copolymer emulsion View
Polidene 33-086 Self crosslinking PVdC emulsion View
Polidene 37-0065 PVdC copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-031 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-034 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-061 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-065 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-074 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-190 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-525 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 13-601 Acrylic copolymer emuslion View
Texicryl 13-890 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 17-0330 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl 17-0376 Modified Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl AD8091 Styrene Acrylic copolymer emulsion View
Texicryl® AD9108 Styrene acrylic dispersion View
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Alkyd Resins

Scott Bader has an extensive portfolio of solvent based “Crestakyd” alkyd resins for the Decorative and Industrial Coatings market.

With pan European manufacturing capability our range consists of:

Short Oil Alkyds
Use in low bake enamels, industrial wood finishing, road marking paints and quick air drying industrial paints.

Medium Oil Alkyds
Industrial wood finishing, general industrial and automotive refinish.

Long Oil Alkyds
Both conventional and high solids are available for decorative, maintenance and the marine sectors.

Modified Alkyds and Epoxy esters
Rosin, phenolic, styrene and other modified types are available for a wide range of anticorrosive, industrial and marine application areas.

We are able to offer low VOC compliant systems to meet the ever more stringent legislative demands of the coatings sector and also a toll manufacturing service for speciality products.

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Solvent Based Acrylics

Solvent-borne thermoplastic acrylics have excellent colour retention and outdoor durability combined with both water and moisture resistance.

Our acylics can be used in a variety of different ways:

  • As they have excellent adhesion to both metal and a range of plastics they are used in a variety of coatings for marine, protective and the car refinish industry
  • They are used in the construction industry for cement and masonry sealers and roofing products
  • With the advantage of fast solvent release combined with excellent film formation, our solvent based acrylics are also used as the main binder for both traffic paints and aerosol applications

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Texicote® S-1231 Styrene Acrylic Polymer Solution View
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Solid resins

Our Texicryl S range of solid resins and solutions provide wide benefits for the formulation of both inks and varnishes.

Whether gloss improvement, resolubility, pigment wetting or dispersion are required we have a broad portfolio of products to achieve premium performance.

The solid resins are available in a range of molecular weights applicable for the appropriate Graphic Arts  application.

Aqueous resin solutions are the solubilised forms of certain solid grades incorporating ammonia, or a suitable amine or solubilising agent.

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Texicryl S-0245 Acrylic resin solution View
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Thickeners

With our extensive knowledge of acrylic waterborne chemistries Scott Bader have developed a wide range of thickeners (to increase the viscosity of a system) and rheology modifiers (to change the flow characteristics of a formulation) for numerous applications.

Our product offering comprises of the following technology platforms:

Inverse Emulsions
Texipol thickeners are dispersions of aqueous polymer solutions in an inert continuous phase oil. When added directly to an aqueous system the hydrophilic polymer particles swell rapidly and the resulting highly swollen structure leads to a rapid increase in viscosity. These are highly efficient thickeners and can be added at any stage of the formulating process.

Alkali Swellable Emulsions
Texicryl – (ASE). These are dispersions of acid functional acrylic polymers in water. They are supplied at low pH and when the polymer chains are neutralised with the addition of alkali, this allows the polymer to swell and thicken. Pseudoplastic in behaviour, ASE are sold into a wide range of waterbased applications.

Hydrophobically Modified Alkali Swellable Emulsions
Texicryl – (HASE). As with the standard ASE polymers, these are dispersions of acid functional acrylic polymers. In addition to these acid groups, the HASE systems have long hydrophobes attached to the polymer backbone. As with the ASE polymers, thickening is activated with an increase in pH of the system and interaction of the hydrophobes with each other and formulation ingredients impacts the rheological properties.

HASE thickeners can be designed to give formulated system rheologies ranging from pseudoplastic to fairly Newtonian depending on the nature of the hydrophobe and the polymer design.

Whether you are looking to thicken a textile print paste, a building adhesive or modify the flow of a coating formulation, we have a wide range of solutions for the most challenging applications.

For more information on the use of our thickeners, formulatory support and rheological advice visit www.smartlabdirect.com

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Texicryl 13-308 Alkali swellable thickener View
Texicryl 13-313 HASE thickener View
Texicryl 13-317 HASE thickener View
Texipol 63-201 Anionic inverse emulsion thickener View
Texipol 63-202 Anionic inverse emulsion thickener View
Texipol 63-237 Anionic inverse emulsion thickener View
Texipol 63-253 Anionic inverse emulsion thickener View
Texipol 63-258 Anionic inverse emulsion thickener View
Texipol 63-510 Anionic inverse emulsion thickener View
Texipol 63-511 Anionic inverse emulsion thickener View
Viscoclyn IN21 APEO-free liquid thickener View
Viscoclyn IN22 APEO-free liquid thickener View
Viscoclyn IN23 APEO-free liquid thickener View
Viscoclyn IN24 APEO-free liquid thickener View
Viscoclyn IN45 APEO-free liquid thickener View
Viscoclyn IN51 APEO-free liquid thickener View
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