Outstanding performance across a range of thermoplastics and friction components

  • Chemigum™ powders reduce plasticiser migration in PVC
  • Enable flexibility, elongation and rubbery feel properties
  • Improve ageing properties in applications with exposure to heat, oils, fats and fuels
  • Chemigum™ latices reduce noise and vibration, enhance abrasion resistance
  • Provide good mechanical and oil resistance properties
  • Compatible with applications requiring beater addition
  • Work in impregnation, coating, dipping, salt flocculation, foaming and dry blending processes.

Synthomer’s elastomeric modifiers, Chemigum™ and Sunigum™, are used in a wide range of plastic and rubber components. Industries from automotive to wire and cable, construction, hose and tubing, footwear and numerous others rely on the outstanding performance that our modifiers impart.

Depending on the application, they deliver performance and processing attributes like flexibility, retention of plasticiser in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), soft touch and matte finish. Elastomeric modifiers also provide resistance to oil, chemicals, and extreme or fluctuating temperatures.

Our CHEMIGUM™ product range comprises water-based acrylonitrile butadiene copolymers, in liquid and powder form, designed to maximise performance of thermoplastic, friction and other critical and demanding materials by tailoring and enhancing the product properties.

SUNIGUM™ is a cross-linked acrylate terpolymer enabling superior performance in engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers by advancing product properties, material efficiency and productivity.

Sunigum™ products impart soft-touch haptics (softness) and matte finishes, and improve resistance to weathering, heat, UV, chemicals, oils and fuels. They can be blended with thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO) through reactive compatibilisation techniques enabled by carboxylic functional groups in the polymer structure.

Compatible with polar polymers like polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyethylene (CPE), thermoplastic copolyester (TPC), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA)/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)/styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), as well as other polymers with some polarity including ethylene copolymers: ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA).

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CHEMIGUM™ LATEX 248 NBR

Anionic aqueous dispersion of a butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer

CHEMIGUM™ LATEX 550 NBR

Anionic aqueous dispersion of a carboxylated butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer containing a non-staining, non-discolouring antioxidant

CHEMIGUM™ LATEX 6271 NBR

Anionic aqueous dispersion of a carboxylated butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer 

CHEMIGUM™ LATEX 6387 NBR

Anionic aqueous dispersion of a butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer containing a non-discolouring antioxidant

CHEMIGUM™ P35 NBR-Dry

Copolymer of butadiene-acrylonitrile partitioned with calcium carbonate

CHEMIGUM™ P615DS NBR-Dry

Copolymer of butadiene-acrylonitrile partitioned with calcium carbonate

CHEMIGUM™ P7D NBR-Dry

Copolymer of butadiene-acrylonitrile partitioned with calcium carbonate

CHEMIGUM™ P83 NBR-Dry

Copolymer of butadiene-acrylonitrile partitioned with PVC

CHEMIGUM™ P86F NBR-Dry

Copolymer of butadiene-acrylonitrile partitioned with calcium carbonate

CHEMIGUM™ P8B-A NBR-Dry

Copolymer of butadiene-acrylonitrile partitioned with PVC

CHEMIGUM™ P8D NBR-Dry

Copolymer of butadiene-acrylonitrile partitioned with calcium carbonate

SUNIGUM™ P2100 ACR

Terpolymer designed for elastomeric modification of PVC and plastic goods

SUNIGUM™ P95 ACR

Acrylate terpolymer partitioned with calcium carbonate

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