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.


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.

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.

Recommended Products

Tradename Chemistry Description
EMULTEX™ 4030 VACO EMULTEX 4030 is an APEO free vinyl acetate acrylic polymer dispersion with a good pigment binding power. It is suitable for formulating premium or general purpose interior coatings for general walls, ceiling, cement fibre board or paneling.
EMULTEX™ 4040 VACO EMULTEX 4040 is an APEO free vinyl acetate acrylic polymer dispersion with a good pigment binding power. It is suitable for formulating premium or general purpose interior coatings for general walls, ceiling, cement fibre board or paneling.
EMULTEX™ 8200 VACO EMULTEX 8200 is a fine to medium particle sized colloid stabilised vinyl acetate Veova 10 polymer dispersion with good pigment binding power. Based on APEO free surfactants, EMULTEX 8200 confers excellent application and performance characteristics in a wide range of interior emulsion paints. It is specifically designed to give high sheen with a “soft feel” finish in premium interior sheen coatings, or textured coatings.
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™ R 4138 PA PLEXTOL R 4138 is a fine particle sized acrylic polymer dispersion designed for use in a wide range of paint formulations. It has outstanding performance especially in premium highly durable exterior paints. 
PLEXTOL™ R 4164 PA PLEXTOL R 4164 is acrylic polymer dispersion stabilized by a unique non APEO surfactants system. It exhibits a high blanching resistance to water which makes it perfectly suitable for formulating non whitening clearcoat for floor, stone finishes, wooden surfaces and roof tiles. Due to its fine particle size, it is best suited for penetrating primer sealer over chalky surfaces which needs reinforcement. Excellent for interior or exterior colored opaque finishes too. 
PLEXTOL™ R 4184 PA PLEXTOL R 4184 is an acrylic polymer dispersion based on APEO free surfactants and designed for use in premium highly durable exterior paint. It does not contain any added formaldehyde. This specially designed acrylic is also suitable for roof coatings.
PLEXTOL™ UF PR 3500K PA PLEXTOL UF PR 3500K is an aqueous dispersion of acrylic copolymer with an ultrafine particle size designed in use of primers for  porous masonry and timber substrates. Due to its low film forming temperature and adherent films, primed surfaces are smooth and “keyed in” for the final decorative coating.
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™ R 4332 SA REVACRYL R 4332 is a styrene-acrylic polymer dispersion based on APEO free surfactants. It does not contain any added formaldehyde or ammonia. Designed for a wide range of primer and finish coatings applications. 
REVACRYL™ R 4370 SA REVACRYL R 4370 is a styrene-acrylic polymer dispersion based on APEO free surfactants It has good binding capability to be formulated as a premium or high PVC primer or finish.

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

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