Architectural coatings

Binders for superior low-emission and serious performance

Indoor and outdoor, Synthomer sets new standards in performance with an extended range of both water-based and solvent-based architectural resins used in the formulation of primers, paints and coatings that protect architectural surfaces, while enhancing their aesthetics.

Synthomer binders meet the industry’s increasingly demanding environmental standards without compromising on application properties or durability.

Our acrylic and vinyl copolymer dispersions are low-VOC, low-odour and APEO-free. They also offer outstanding pigment-binding capacity and allow you to create highly filled cost-efficient formulations that require less TiO2 to achieve excellent hiding.


Benefits for your architectural coatings

  • Broad range of acrylic and vinyl copolymer dispersions for precise requirements.
  • Cost-efficiency savings requiring less TiO2 for excellent hiding (EN 13300 class 1 and 2).
  • High scrub resistance for easy cleaning and excellent appearance.
  • APEO-free for environmental responsible paints.
  • Low-odour and low-VOC for a healthy and attractive indoor environment.
  • High durability means your customers will appreciate the quality of your paints.
  • Formulate products compliant in accordance with Blue Angel regulations.

Overview of Synthomer’s binders for architectural paints

Synthomer architectural portfolio of brands include:

  • Plextol: Pure acrylic and semi-modified dispersions for coalescent-free wall paints, with excellent wet adhesion and scrub resistance. Available Ultra Green and Ultra Fine.
  • Revacryl : Low-odour styrene acrylate for cost-efficient paints without coalescent. Available Ultra Green and Ultra Fine.
  • Emultex: Multipurpose vinyl acetate copolymer (VACO) for coalescent-free high scrub interior paints.
  • Pliolak and Reversol:  Solvent-based alkyd resin for primers, colourful enamels, speciality finishes and decorative coatings.

Recommended Products

Tradename Chemistry Description
EMULTEX™ VV 665 VACO EMULTEX VV 665 is a medium particle size, specially colloid stabilised vinyl acetate - vinyl versatate copolymer dispersion. EMULTEX VV 665 offers high scrub resistance, high gloss and good saponification resistance.EMULTEX VV 665 is recommended for solvent free matt and silk paints. When suitably compounded EMULTEX VV 665 is recommended as a binder in the production of flexible fillers, caulks and DIY cartridge applied sealants.
EMULTEX™ VV 675 VACO EMULTEX VV 675 is a medium particle size, colloid stabilised vinyl acetate - vinyl versatate copolymer dispersion. EMULTEX VV 675 offers high scrub resistance and high exterior durability. EMULTEX VV 675 is recommended for exterior masonry paints and silk to gloss interior wall paints.
EMULTEX™ VV 679 VACO EMULTEX VV 679 is a medium particle size, colloid stabilised vinyl acetate - vinyl versatate copolymer dispersion. EMULTEX VV 679 offers high scrub resistance and high gloss. EMULTEX VV 679 is recommended for matt and silk wall paints and also can be used in ready mixed fillers and ceramic tile adhesives.
PLEXTOL™ B 500 PA Aqueous dispersion of a non-ionic stabilized thermoplastic acrylic polymer. The dispersion is free from film forming aids, APEO, solvents, plasticizers andammonia.PLEXTOL B 500 is a pure acrylic with an excellent shear and electrolyte stability. It is highly recommended for silicone paints and artist paints. It shows high flexibility and UV-resistance.
PLEXTOL™ D 2610 PA PLEXTOL D 2610 is an aqueous dispersion of an acrylic copolymer. PLEXTOL D 2610 dispersion is designed for various types of paints, on a wide range of pigment volume concentration (% PVC), from varnish to matt paints.
PLEXTOL™ D 487 PA Finely dispersed aqueous dispersion of a methacrylic ester-acrylic ester copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents, and plasticizers.PLEXTOL D 487 is a low MFFT self-crosslinking pure acrylic with excellent adhesion on different substrates. It is highly recommended as multi-substrate binder and for universal renovation paints ("house-paints").
PLEXTOL™ D 498 PA Finely dispersed aqueous dispersion of a methacrylic ester-acrylic ester copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.PLEXTOL D 498 is a low MFFT pure acrylic recommended for saponification resistant exterior masonry coatings and renders. It is highly suitable for silicate coatings and renders and shows non-yellowing and excellent UV resistance.
PLEXTOL™ D 512 PA Finely dispersed aqueous dispersion of a methacrylic ester-acrylic ester copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from APEOs, film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.PLEXTOL D 512 is a pure acrylic binder with excellent exterior durability and water-whitening resistance. It shows a good blocking and dirt-pick up resistance. It is recommended for high quality masonry paints including mosaic plasters. It is as well suitable for concrete roof-tile renovation paints.
PLEXTOL™ D 904 PA Plextol D 904 is a water-based dispersion based on acrylic and methacrylic acid esters.Plextol D 904 is mostly advised to formulate Facade coatings with very good water and UV resistance. It can also be used to formulate Interior paints and Primers for walls.
PLEXTOL™ ULTRAFINE PR 3500 PA PLEXTOL UltraFine PR 3500 is an aqueous dispersion of acrylic copolymer with a very fine particle size.
PLEXTOL™ ULTRAGREEN 3852 PA PLEXTOL UltraGreen 3852 is an ammonia-free aqueous dispersion of an acrylic copolymer. PLEXTOL UltraGreen 3852 is designed for formulating environmentally friendly low odour interior and exterior masonry coatings (façade coatings and synthetic resin plasters).
PLIODISP™ 7215 VACO Pliodisp 7215 is a plasticizer-free water-based dispersion based on vinyl acetate and VeoVa (vinyl ester of versatic acid).Pliodisp 7215 is especially suitable for the manufacturing of interior and exterior paints with excellent cost/performance relationship. It may also be used as a binder for the formulation of medium and medium-high PVC paints. Pliodisp 7215 is also appropriate for the manufacturing of semi-gloss paints with good characteristics regarding gloss and blocking resistance.  
PLIODISP™ 7252 VACO Pliodisp 7252 is a plasticizer-free water-based dispersion based on vinyl acetate and VeoVa (vinyl ester of versatic acid).Pliodisp 7252 is especially suitable for the manufacturing of interior and exterior paints with excellent water, saponification and weathering resistance.  It is also appropriate for the manufacturing of semi-gloss paints.
PLIODISP™ 7600 SA Pliodisp 7600 is a water-based styrene acrylic copolymer developed for Elastomeric Wall and Roof coatings.It is also recommended for Texture coatings and Silicate paints.Pliodisp 7600 provides high elongation at break, low water uptake and effective water impermeability.
PLIODISP™ 7602 SA Pliodisp 7602 is a plasticizer-free water-based dispersion based on acrylic acid esters and styrene.Pliodisp 7602 is recommended for the manufacturing of Elastomeric Wall and Roof coatings. It is also suitable to produce Resin-bound plasters,Textured coatings and Silicate paints and Plasters.
PLIODISP™ 7730 PA Pliodisp 7730 is a water-based dispersion acrylic copolymer modified, internally crosslinked and UV-cured.It is specially dessigned for Elastomeric wall and roof coatings that provides excellent aging behavior and exhibits low water uptake, alkali resistance and high elongation even at very low temperatures.
PLIODISP™ 7744 PA Pliodisp 7744 is a plasticizer-free water-based dispersion based on acrylic and methacrylic acid esters.Pliodisp 7744 is suitable for the manufacturing of high quality exterior paints with excellent weathering resistance and low dirt pick-up.
PLIODISP™ 7776 PA Pliodisp 7776 is a water-based acrylic dispersion for Exterior facade paints as well as for Semi-gloss to High-gloss wall paints.Pliodisp 7776 provides good exterior durability (color retention for deep-shade paints) and snail trail resistance.
PLIODISP™ 7778 PA Pliodisp 7778 is a plasticizer-free water-based dispersion based on acrylic and methacrylic acid esters.Pliodisp 7778 is specially recommended for the formulation of High gloss paints on several types of substrates providing high wet adhesion, outdoor durability and low dirt pick-up.It can be also used for Wood stain, Facade coatings and Semi-gloss paints.
PLIODISP™ 7788 PA Pliodisp 7788 is a plasticizer-free water-based dispersion based on acrylic and methacrylic acid esters.Pliodisp 7788 is recommended for Facade and Wall paints with low VOC emissions. It provides good binding power and exterior durability.
PLIOLAK™ AF 522 ALK Pliolak AF 522 is a Solvent-based medium-oil alkyd resin for decorative coatings, industrial primers and enamelsThe resin contains 52% oil and 28% phthalic anhydrid.Delivery form 60% in D40
PLIOLAK™ AF 642 ALK Pliolak AF 642 is a Sovent-based long-oil drying alkyd resin based on vegetable fatty acids.Pliolak AF 642 is used as sole binder or in combination with other alkyd resins for the formulation of decorative enamels and varnishes.Pliolak AF 642 is also suitable for the production of metal and wood primers and anti-corrosion paints.The 100% resin contains 64% oil and 24 % Phthalic Anhydride  Delivery form 60 % in Dearomatized White Spirit
PLIOLAK™ AF 654 E ALK Pliolak AF 654E is a Solvent-based long-oil drying alkyd resin based on vegetable fatty acids.Pliolak AF 654E is recommended as sole binder or in combination with other alkyd resins for the formulation of decorative enamels and varnishes.It can also be used for the production of primers and anti-corrosion paints.The resin contains 65% Oil and 26% Phthalic Anhydride  Delivery form 70 % in White Spirit
PLIOLAK™ AF 704 ALK Pliolak AF 704  is a High solids, Sovent-based long-oil alkyd resin recommended for decorative coatings.The resin contains 70% oil Delivery form 85% in D40.
PLIOLAK™ AH 832 ALK Pliolak AH 832 is a Solvent-based long-oil alkyd resin for decorative enamels and varnishes.The resin contains 83% oil .100% solids.
PLIOLAK™ AS 622 ALK Pliolak AS 622 is a Sovent-base long-oil drying alkyd resin based on sunflower oil.Pliolak AS 622 is recommended as a sole binder or in combination with high solids long-oil alkyd resins for the formulation of decorative enamels and varnishes that fulfill the VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions limits defined in the Directive 42/2004/CE.Pliolak AS 622 is especially suitable for the formulation of white enamels.The 100 % resin contains 62 % Oil and 25 % Phthalic Anhydride  Delivery form 75 % in Dearomatized White Spirit
PLIOLAK™ AS 652 ALK Pliolak AS 652 is a Solvent-based long-oil alkyd resin that provides good drying time, wrinkling resistance and weathering resistance, with good gloss and color retention.Pliolak AS 652 is used for decorative coatings, including interior and exterior applications.The 100% resin contains 65% oil and 23 % Phthalic Anhydride  Delivery form 75 % in Dearomatized White Spirit
PLIOLAK™ AU 520 ALK Pliolak AU 520 is a Solvent-based medium-oil urethane alkyd resin for metal paints.Pliolak AU 520 provides good anti-corrosive properties and adhesion when properly formulated and applied with an appropriate dry film thickness. Use in combination with a long-oil alkyd resin to improve flexibility.The 100% resin contains 52% oil and 18 % Phthalic Anhydride  Delivery form 60 % in solvent D40
PLIOLAK™ AU 620 ALK Pliolak AU 620 is a Solvent-based long-oil urethane alkyd resin for decorative and marine coatings.Pliolak AU 620 provides improved drying time and hardness as well as high resistance to abrasion and saponification.The 100% resin contains 62% oil and 12 % Phthalic Anhydride  Delivery form 60 % in solvent D40
REVACRYL™ AE 3737 SA Finely dispersed, aqueous dispersion of an acrylic ester-styrene copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system, is free from film forming aids, APEO, solvents, plasticizers, and ammonia.REVACRYL AE 3737 is a low MFFT styrene-acrylic dispersion with high water-resistance, excellent wet adhesion and good flexibility. It is highly recommended for ETICS-primers and renders.
REVACRYL™ AE 3820 SA Finely dispersed, aqueous dispersion of a acrylic ester-styrene copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system, is free from film forming aids, APEO, solvents, plasticizers and ammonia.REVACRYL AE 3820 is a low MFFT styrene-acrylic dispersion. It is highly recommended for interior and exterior wallpaints. It shows a good scrub-resistance and exterior durability. It is suitable for silicone paints and renders.
REVACRYL™ AE 4522 SA REVACRYL AE 4522 is a standard MFFT modified styrene-acrylic dispersion. It shows excellent wet adhesion and high water- and blocking resistance.REVACRYL AE 4522 is highly recommended for adhesion primers on ETICS and mineral substrates. 
REVACRYL™ AE 4625 SA Finely dispersed, aqueous dispersion of an acrylic ester-styrene copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system, is free from film forming aids, APEO, solvents, plasticizers and ammonia.REVACRYL AE 4625 is a standard MFFT styrene-acrylic dispersion. It shows good exterior durability and very good blocking- and water-resistance. It is highly recommended for exterior wallpaints. Due to high saponification resistance it is suitable for silicate paints.
REVACRYL™ DS 2100 SA Revacryl DS 2100 is an ammonia free, water-based dispersion of a styrene-acrylic copolymer. It can be used in a broad range of coating applications with well-balanced performance envelope.It's suitable for formulation of indoor mat, silk and semi-gloss paints and Masonry facade paints, with or without silicone emulsion.
REVACRYL™ L 3752 SA REVACRYL L 3752 is an APEO-free, anionic, aqueous styrene-acrylic copolymer dispersion.
REVACRYL™ L 3783 SA REVACRYL L 3783 is an anionic stabilised aqueous dispersion of a styrene-acrylic copolymer. REVACRYL L 3783 is suitable for a wide range of interior and exterior wall applications.
REVACRYL™ L 3790 SA Revacryl L 3790 is an ammonia free, water-based dispersion of styrene-acrylic copolymer, suitable for a wide range of interior and exterior coating applications.The very high binding power and good resistance to water, saponification, alkaline and weathering of Revacryl L 3790 make it a multipurpose product. 
REVACRYL™ R 245 SA REVACRYL R 245 is a fine particle size, surfactant stabilised aqueous dispersion of a styrene and methacrylic ester-acrylic ester copolymer. REVACRYL R 245 offers excellent alkali resistance and water resistance with very high pigment binding characteristics. REVACRYL R 245 is recommended for high quality interior and exterior paints. REVACRYL R 245 is also suitable in the following applications: - Ready mixed fillers and ceramic tile adhesives - Cartridge applied Caulks/sealants and building adhesives.
REVACRYL™ UG 1876 SA Ammonia free anionic stabilised aqueous dispersion of a styrene-acrylic copolymer. The dispersion is free from film forming aids, APEO, solvents and plasticizers. REVACRYL UG 1876 is low MFFT, low odour styrene-acryyl dispersion. It is designed to function especially in high pH biocide free coating formulations and is extremely stable with silicates. It shows an excellent water-resistance and high scrub resistance.
REVACRYL™ ULTRAFINE 4210 SA REVACRYL UltraFine 4210 is a fine particle sized aqueous dispersion of a styrene acrylic copolymer. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications where its ability to penetrate makes it an excellent vehicle for the deep priming of substrates.

Contact a Synthomer technical polymer expert to discuss your interior and exterior application needs. 

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