The best-in-class binders for anti-corrosion metal coatings

Key features:
  • Create APEO-free and formaldehyde-free formulations
  • Free of plasticisers and coalescents
  • Advanced surfactants ensure excellent wetting and adhesion on metal substrates
  • Outstanding hydrophobicity
  • Superior salt spray resistance
  • High-gloss enamel.

Well-protected metals have an extended lifespan which saves money and reduces environmental impact. Synthomer technologies help you to create anti-corrosion products that provide long-lasting metal protection, maintaining aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.

Our extensive range of water-based and solvent-borne resins provides specific protective attributes, including resistance to alkali (salt), corrosion, fire (intumescence), efflorescence and chemicals, as well as thermal insulation.

Synthomer binders enable you to boost the environmental credentials of your products with options including low-VOC, and non-hazardous substances such as APEO and formaldehyde-free solutions. And our binders will help you to achieve anti-corrosion performance according to EN 12944-2 C 3-C 4, medium protection level (five to 15 years).

Our technologies can be applied at ambient or slightly forced temperatures; as direct-to-metal all-in-one coating, or as a primer application.  They are ideal for use on steel frame constructions such as power pylons, marine engineering, and ACE applications (agriculture, construction, and earth-moving equipment).

TradenameChemistryDescription
LIPATON™ SB 5521 XSBR

Finely dispersed aqueous dispersion of a carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, APEO, solvents and plasticizers.

LIPATON SB 5521 is a hydrophobic and elastic polymer. It is highly recommended for anti-corrosive primers and underbody coatings.

PLEXTOL™ R 5530 PA

PLEXTOL R 5530 is a fine particle size, surfactant stabilised aqueous dispersion of a crosslinked methacrylic ester-acrylic ester copolymer. PLEXTOL R 5530 offers good adhesion and salt spray resistance with a very good adhesion to different substrates.

PLEXTOL R 5530 is recommended for anti-corrosion and Direct to Meta applications with excellent salt spray resistance and perfect adhesion to many substrates. Plextol R 5530 is suitable also for multi-substrate primer formulations.

PLIOLAK™ AF 475 ALK

Pliolak AF 475 is a Solvent-based medium-oil alkyd resin based on vegetable fatty acids.

Pliolak AF 475 is mainly suitable for the manufacturing of fast-drying industrial enamels. Pliolak AF 475 65 % in Xylene is suitable for the manufacturing of enamels finished with xylene.

It may also be used in forced-drying enamels (between 60 ºC and 100 ºC) as sole binder or in combination with melamine resins.


The resin contains 47% oil and 27% phthalic anhydrid.

Delivery form : (1) 55% in White Spirit/Xylene or (2) 65% in Xylene


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™ AM 342 ALK

Pliolak AM 342 is a Solvent-based short-oil alkyd resin, phenolic and rosin modified for industrial primers and colorful enamels, as well as hammer finishes.

Pliolak AM 342 provides fast drying, high hardness, good metal adhesion and chemical resistance.
Delivery form 50 % in Xylene

PLIOLAK™ AS 245 ALK

Pliolak AS 245 is a Solvent-based short-oil drying alkyd resin based on soya-bean oil.

Pliolak AS 245 is specially recommended for the formulation of fast drying enamels, as well as bitumens and anticorrosive primers. It may also be used as plasticizer in combination with melamine resins for stoving enamels as well as with nitrocellulose and also for acid curing lacquers.

Pliolak AS 245 is suitable for the formulation of two components clear topcoats for wood furniture, in combination with isocyanates.

The 100% resin contains 24 % Oil and 39 % Phthalic Anhydride  

Delivery form 60 % in Xylene

PLIOLAK™ AS 284 ALK

Pliolak AS 284 is a Solvent-based short-oil alkyd resin mainly recommended for industrial enamels, anti-corrosive primers, lacquers and clear topcoats for wood.

The resin contains 22% oil and 40% phthalic anhydrid.

Delivery form 60% in Xylene


PLIOLAK™ AV 303 ALK

Pliolak AV 303 is a Solvent-based short-oil modified alkyd resin for industrial enamels.

Pliolak AV 303 provides extremely fast drying even in unfavorable climatic conditions.  

The 100% resin contains 30% oil.  

Delivery form 60 % in Xylene.


PLIOLITE™ AC4 OTH

Pliolite AC4 is a styrene-acrylate copolymer, often used in combination with Pliolite AC80, to form tough abrasion and chemically resistant films that have excellent UV resistance and exterior weathering properties.

Solvent based thixotropic resin for low to high textured exterior masonry coatings, primers, anti-corrosion coatings, concrete protection and intumescent coatings.


PLIOLITE™ AC80 OTH

Pliolite AC80, often used in combination with Pliolite AC4 or Pliolite AC5G,  forms though abrasion and chemically resistant films that have excellent adhesion, UV resistance and exterior weathering properties.

Newtonian resin for exterior masonry coatings, anticarbonation, metal protective and intumescent coatings.

PLIOTEC™ HDT12 SA

Modified styrene-acrylic copolymer latex based on Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology, with excellent adhesion to metals, and superior water resistance, delivering corrosion protection even without the use of anticorrosive pigments.

Pliotec HDT12 is recommended for Direct-To-Metal (DTM) coatings, from high gloss enamels to anticorrosive primers.

PLIOTEC™ HDT12 M SA

Modified styrene-acrylic copolymer latex based on Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology, with excellent adhesion to metals, and superior water resistance, delivering corrosion protection even without the use of anticorrosive pigments.

Pliotec HDT12 M is recommended for Direct-To-Metal (DTM) coatings, from high gloss enamels to anticorrosive primers.

PLIOTEC™ HDT16 SA

Pliotec HDT16 modified styrene-acrylic copolymer latex provides excellent water and corrosion resistance, fast hardness development and superior adhesion to a wide variety of substrates (ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ceramic tiles, PVC and more).


Water-based resin for anti-corrosion paints and primers, Direct-To-Metal (DTM) coatings and multi-surface renovation paints.

REVACRYL™ AE 6030 SA

Finely dispersed aqueous dispersion of a styrene-acrylic ester copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, APEO, solvents and plasticizers.

REVACRYL AE 6030 is a hydrophobic styrene-acrylic dispersion. It shows an excellent adhesion to various metal substrate and a high water-resistance. It is highly recommended for anti-corrosive primers and non-decorative metal monocoats.

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