Binders for superior waterproofing applications

  • Comprehensive product range for liquid applied and cementitious waterproofing systems
  • Products optimised for interior and exterior applications
  • Formaldehyde-free and APEO-free systems
  • Excellent durability.

Our wide range of carboxylated styrene butadiene rubber (XSBR), high-solid styrene butadiene rubber (HS-SBR) and acrylic dispersions, deliver excellent performance across the various technologies applied in the waterproofing industry, such as flexible concrete, bitumen and liquid applied membranes (LAM).

LAMs are increasingly important in building construction and renovation. Synthomer binders enable you to formulate ready-to-use compounds that provide seamless protection for moisture sensitive substrates, well-balanced mechanical properties, high flexibility, good crack bridging properties and low water vapour permeability.

Cementitious waterproofing systems are used to protect mineral based substrates, both  indoors and out, e.g., reservoirs, swimming pools and balconies. Our dispersions build a polymer matrix in the membrane to form a dense, elastomeric barrier to liquids after curing. The cementitious membrane maintains flexibility under permanent immersion in water and when exposed to weather.

Synthomer offers a broad range of dispersions for two pack (2K) cementitious waterproofing systems based on XSBR (LIPATONTM), styrene acrylic (REVACRYLTM) and pure acrylic (PLEXTOLTM) dispersions. These can be customised to meet your specific requirements.

TradenameChemistryDescription
Dresinate 91-44WL Rosin SoapRosin ResinDresinate™ 91-44WL rosin soap is a fluid, high solids, aqueous solution of potassium soap of tall oil rosin. It is designed primarily for applications that require soap solutions of as low a water content as practical and of viscosity low enough that it is possible to pump the soap at practical temperatures. It is used as an emulsifier ingredient in solvent cleaners and soluble oils for metal cleaning. Dresinate™ 91-44WL  provides highly stable emulsions over a wide range of water hardness when used in combination with petroleum sulfonates in soluble oil formulations.
  • Dilutible with water and aqueous solutions of alcohols and glycols
  • Provides highly stable emulsions
Dresinate™ 91 Rosin SoapRosin ResinDresinate™ 91 rosin soap is a fluid, high solids, aqueous solution of potassium soap of tall oil rosin. It is designed primarily for applications that require soap solutions of as low a water content as practical and of viscosity low enough that it is possible to pump the soap at practical temperatures. It is used as an emulsifier ingredient in solvent cleaners and soluble oils for metal cleaning. Dresinate™ 91 provides highly stable emulsions over a wide range of water hardness when used in combination with petroleum sulfonates in soluble oil formulations.
  • Dilutible with water and aqueous solutions of alcohols and glycols
  • Provides highly stable emulsions
LIPATON™ SB 20W20XSBRLIPATON SB 20W20 is an anionic carboxylated styrene/butadiene copolymer latex.
LIPATON™ SB 2540HSSBRLIPATON SB 2540 is an aqueous high solids dispersion of a styrene-butadiene copolymer. The dispersion is free from solvents and plasticizers and does not contain antioxidant.
LIPATON™ SB 29Y146XSBRLIPATON SB 29Y146 is a water-based non-ionically stabilized hydrolysis-resistant dispersion of a carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer. The dispersion is freeze-thaw stable. It contains an antioxidant and an antifoam and is compatible with most hydraulic binders.This product is free from APEOs and ammonia.
LIPATON™ SB 33Y50XSBRLIPATON SB 33Y50 is an aqueous non-ionically stabilized dispersion of a carboxylated butadiene-styrene copolymer latex which is resistant against saponification. The dispersion is freeze-thaw stable.
LIPATON™ SB 47B40XSBRLIPATON SB 47B40 is an anionic, carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer latex containing a non-staining antioxidant.
LIPATON™ SB 5843XSBRLIPATON SB 5843 is a ready-for-use aqueous dispersion of a styrene-butadiene copolymer with high stability against electrolytes. It contains an APEO free anionic/nonionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents, plasticizers, and ammonia. LIPATON SB 5843 contains a special defoamer to reduce the air content in cement mortars.
LIPATON™ SB 60B11XSBRLIPATON SB 60B11 is an anionic, carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer latex containing a non-staining antioxidant.
LIPREN™ BCRLIPREN B is an aqueous high solids dispersion of a polymer of 2-chlorobutadiene (1.3). The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.
Permalyn™ 6110-M Synthetic ResinRosin ResinPermalyn™ 6110-M is a high softening point, light color thermoplastic resin; it is a pentaerythritol ester of gum rosin, specially developed to be used in the Adhesives Industry. The special manufacturing process of this resin allows getting a product, which is highly resistant to oxidation, color retention and has minimum odor.
  • Color retention
  • Excellent thermoplastic resin
  • High oxidation resistance
  • High softening point
  • Light color
  • Minimal odor
Permalyn™ 8120 Rosin EsterRosin ResinPermalyn™ 8120 is a pentaerythritol ester of gum rosin which has been chemically modified to have a ring and ball softening point near 120°C. Permalyn™ 8120 has lower color, better color stability higher heat stability, and higher softening point than typical pentaerythritol rosin esters. It is potentially useful in hot melt adhesive and ink applications where a high softening point is desirable and especially in packaging hot melt adhesives where color and viscosity stability at application temperatures are critical.
  • Excellent heat stability
  • High softening point
  • Low color
  • Superior adhesion
Piccotac™ 1020 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon Resin

Piccotac™ 1020 hydrocarbon resin solution is an aliphatic, low molecular weight, liquid resin. Derived mainly from olefin monomers of petroleum origin, this pale neutral resin is characterized by its resistance to moisture, good heat and light stability, and excellent balance of tack and adhesive properties. It is stabilized with antioxidant.

It is designed primarily for use in pressure sensitive adhesives, hot melt adhesives and coatings. It is compatible with SIS block copolymers, natural rubber, polyisoprene, butyl rubber, and APO elastomers.

  • Aliphatic liquid resin used to increase tack and reduce viscosity
  • Excellent adhesion and compatibility to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent compatibility in natural rubber
  • Excellent tack and peel properties
  • Light color, low odor
  • Resistance to oxidation
Piccotac™ 1020-E Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1020-E hydrocarbon resin is a liquid, low molecular weight hydrocarbon resin based on aliphatic monomers of petroleum origin. Piccotac™ 1020-E is pale in color, has good heat and light stability and contributes an excellent balance of tack and adhesive properties to systems blended with elastomers. Piccotac™ 1020-E is designed primarily for use in pressure sensitive and hot melt adhesives. It is stabilized with antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic liquid resin used to increase tack and reduce viscosity
  • Excellent adhesion in adhesives with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
Piccotac™ 1095 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1095 hydrocarbon tackifier resin is a narrow molecular weight distribution, aliphatic C5 tackifier designed for the adhesives industry. It has light color, low odor, and excellent thermal stability. It is compatible with SIS block copolymers, natural rubber, polyisoprene, butyl rubber, EVA, EnBA, mPE, mPP and APO elastomers. Piccotac™ 1095 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic low molecular weight C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in formulations with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent color and stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
Piccotac™ 1095-N Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1095-N hydrocarbon tackifier resin is a narrow molecular weight distribution, aliphatic C5 tackifier designed for the adhesives industry. It has light color, low odor, and excellent thermal stability. It is compatible with SIS block copolymers, natural rubber, polyisoprene, butyl rubber, EVA, EnBA, mPE, mPP and APO elastomers. Piccotac™ 1095-N is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic low molecular weight resin
  • Excellent adhesion to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
Piccotac™ 1098 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1098 hydrocarbon resin is a 100°C softening point, thermoplastic, low molecular weight, aliphatic C5 resin. Derived largely from mixed monomers of petroleum origin, it is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of tack and of adhesive and cohesive properties, heat resistance, and wide compatibility and solubility. Piccotac™ 1098 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant. It is designed primarily for use in pressure sensitive adhesives and hot melt adhesives and coatings.
  • Good adhesion to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Aliphatic C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in adhesives with natural rubber
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
Piccotac™ 1100 Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1100 hydrocarbon resin is a 100°C softening point, thermoplastic, moderate molecular weight, aliphatic C5 resin. Derived largely from mixed monomers of petroleum origin, it is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of tack and of adhesive and cohesive properties, heat resistance, and wide compatibility and solubility. It is designed as a reinforcing tackifier for use in NR and IR-based pressure sensitive adhesives and SBC-based hot melt adhesives, for polymer modifications and for coatings. Piccotac™ 1100 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in formulations with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent shear strength
  • Good balance of tack & peel properties
Piccotac™ 1100-E Hydrocarbon ResinAliphatic Hydrocarbon ResinPiccotac™ 1100-E hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, aliphatic hydrocarbon resin, derived mainly from dienes and other reactive monomers. It is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of tack and of adhesive and cohesive properties, heat resistance, and wide compatibility. Piccotac™ 1100-E is designed as a tackifier for various adhesive and hot melt compositions, particularly pressure-sensitive systems that require high cohesive and quick-stick properties. Piccotac™ 1100-E is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic C5 resin
  • Excellent adhesion in formulations with Natural Rubber
  • Excellent color and color stability
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
  • Good adhesion in formulations with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
Piccotac™ 1115 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 1115 hydrocarbon resin is a high softening point, thermoplastic, relatively high molecular weight, aliphatic C5 resin derived from dienes and other reactive olefin monomers. It is characterized by its light color, excellent balance of adhesive and cohesive properties, and broad compatibility and solubility. Piccotac™ 1115 is stabilized by addition of antioxidant. It is primarily for use in hot melt adhesives, pressure sensitive adhesives, and wax modification.
  • High softening point increases cohesion
  • Increased temperature resistance
  • Most aliphatic and highest molecular weight of the Synthomer tackifiers
Piccotac™ 7590-N Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 7590-N hydrocarbon resin is an aromatic-modified, aliphatic hydrocarbon resin developed for the adhesives industry. Its specific degree of modification provides Piccotac™ 7590-N with an excellent compatibility with styrene-based thermoplastic elastomers, and in particular SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene and SEBS (styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene) block copolymers. It is also compatible with APAO (amorphous poly-alpha-olefins), metallocene-catalyzed polyolefins, SBR, EVA, and many polar elastomers. Due to its low odor and very good thermostability, Piccotac™ 7590-N is suggested as tackifying resin for high quality hot melt and hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 7590-N is stabilized by addition of antioxidant.
  • Allows lower than usual hot melt coating temperatures
  • Excellent compatibility and performance in SBS and SEBS block copolymer HMPSA systems
  • Excellent compatibility with natural rubber, SBR and polyolefins
  • Good balance of peel and shear properties
  • Light color, low odor
  • Low softening point, good low temperature properties
Piccotac™ 8095 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 8095 hydrocarbon resin is a medium softening point, aromatic-modified aliphatic C5 tackifier designed to provide better odor and more cohesion than rosin esters for hot-melt packaging applications. It is compatible with styrene block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers. This light colored resin is primarily used in hot melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 8095 is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Aromatic modification to replace tall oil rosin ester
  • Excellent cohesion
  • Good compatibility with styrene block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers
  • Higher cohesion and lower odor than rosin ester
  • Light color, low odor
  • Promotes low temperature properties
  • SBS tackifier
Piccotac™ 8595 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 8595 hydrocarbon resin is an aromatic-modified, aliphatic hydrocarbon resin developed for the adhesives industry. Its specific degree of modification and low molecular weight provides Piccotac™ 8595 with excellent compatibility in styrene block copolymers, amorphous polyolefins (APO), metallocene-polyolefins (mPE, mPP), EVA, and many polar elastomers. It is widely used to compatibilize different elastomers into a formulation to improve performance. It is primarily used in hot melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 8595 is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Excellent balance of peel and shear
  • Excellent compatibility with EVA, APO and metallocene polymers for packaging adhesives
  • Excellent compatibility with and performance in SIS, and SIS/SBS block copolymer HMPSA systems
  • Light color, low odor
  • Slightly aromatic character
Piccotac™ 9095 Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 9095 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, slightly aromatic-modified aliphatic C5 tackifier designed for the adhesives industry. This light colored resin is compatible with styrenic block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers. It is widely used with other tackifier resins, such as rosin esters and C9 hydrocarbon tackifiers to improve performance. It is primarily used in hot melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 9095 is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic resin with a low level of aromatic-modification
  • Excellent adhesion in adhesives with styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent balance of peel and shear
  • Excellent compatibility with EVA, APO and metallocene polymers for packaging adhesives
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
  • Light color, low odor
Piccotac™ 9095-E Hydrocarbon ResinSB-DryPiccotac™ 9095-E hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, slightly aromatic-modified aliphatic C5 tackifier designed for the adhesives industry. This light colored resin is compatible with styrenic block copolymers, EVA, and many polar elastomers.

It is widely used with other tackifier resins, such as rosin esters and C9 hydrocarbon tackifiers to improve performance. It is primarily used in hot melt adhesives and pressure sensitive adhesives. Piccotac™ 9095-E is stabilized by the addition of antioxidant.
  • Aliphatic resin with a low level of aromatic-modification
  • Excellent adhesion to styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymers
  • Excellent balance of peel and shear
  • Excellent compatibility with EVA, APO and metallocene polymers for packaging adhesives
  • Excellent peel and tack properties
  • Light color, low odor
Picco™ A-10 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-10 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, resinous plasticizer derived largely from aromatic petroleum feedstock. It is characterized by its chemical inertness, excellent resistance to salts, acids, alkalis, water and brines, and its solubility in a wide variety of hydrocarbon solvents. Picco A-10 is indicated for use as a binder in lithographic (cold set) inks and as plasticizer, softener and tackifier for other resins and elastomers used in rubber compounding and various adhesive systems.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Liquid plasticizer and tackifier
  • Non-reactive
  • Soluble in a wide variety of hydrocarbon solvents
Picco™ A-100 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-100 hydrocarbon resin, with its low softening point and molecular weight has a high level of compatibility in various polymers. It has excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture, good resistance to oxygen, and is extremely water repellent. In addition, it provides excellent solvent release, tack and tack retention, excellent pigment wetting, and can be used with both reinforcing and non-reinforcing fillers. Picco A-100 is a viscous fluid at rubber-milling temperatures, and aids compounding by reducing viscosity and by adding tack while on the rolls. These advantages, combined with improvement in mold flow during cure, are obtained without lowering the cured hardness of the finished product. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-100 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-100 is also utilized frequently in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Non-reactive
  • Thermoplastic
Picco™ A-120 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-120 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, amber colored thermoplastic resin produced from petroleum-derived monomers that is polymerized under conditions that control its softening point within a narrow range. Being non-polar, it is characterized by its excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture and is extremely water repellent. It shows good color stability and, when formulated with elastomers, a good balance of flex, tear, tack and adhesion properties. In addition, Picco A-120 has excellent solvent release, tack and tack retention, wide solubility and compatibility, good resistance to oxygen and UV light, provides excellent pigment wetting and can be used with both reinforcing and non-reinforcing fillers. Picco A-120 is a viscous fluid at rubber-milling temperatures, and aids compounding by reducing viscosity and by adding tack while on the rolls. These advantages, combined with improvement in mold flow during cure, are obtained without lowering the cured hardness of the finished product. This resin is particularly indicated as a processing and reinforcing agent in rubber compounds and as a binder in protective coatings. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-120 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-120 is also utilized frequently in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing resin for styrene block copolymers
  • Thermoplastic
Picco™ A-140 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ A-140 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, amber colored thermoplastic resin produced from petroleum-derived monomers that is polymerized under conditions that control its softening point within a narrow range. It is characterized by its excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture. It shows good color stability and, when formulated with elastomers, a good balance of flex, tear, tack and adhesion properties. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco A-140 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher cohesion at temperatures up to 70°C without affecting tack and adhesion properties. Picco A-140 is particularly indicated as a processing and reinforcing agent in rubber compounds and as binder in protective coatings. It is also utilized in EVA-based woodworking adhesives.
  • Excellent pigment wetting
  • Excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and moisture
  • Excellent water repellant
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing resin for styrene block copolymers
  • Thermoplastic
Picco™ AR-100 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ AR-100 Hydrocarbon Resin is a low molecular weight, modified aromatic hydrocarbon resin. This resin has good solubility in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and is compatible with a wide variety of thermoplastic and elastomeric polymers. It is utilized frequently in EVA-based woodworking adhesives and finds widespread use in pressure sensitive adhesives, particularly in systems containing natural rubber or styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). It offers an excellent balance of tack, adhesion and cohesive properties to pressure sensitive systems. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco AR-100 preferentially associates with the styrenic end blocks, producing higher room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.
  • Broad compatibility and solubility
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing tackifier resin for many polymers used in the adhesive industry
Picco™ AR-85 Hydrocarbon ResinASAPicco™ AR-85 hydrocarbon resin is a low molecular weight, modified aromatic hydrocarbon resin. This resin has good solubility in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and is compatible with a wide variety of thermoplastic and elastomeric polymers. Picco AR-85 is utilized in EVA-based woodworking adhesives. In addition, it is widely used in pressure sensitive adhesives, particularly in systems containing natural rubber or SBR. It offers an excellent balance of tack, adhesion and cohesive properties. In styrenic block copolymer-based adhesives Picco AR-85 preferentially associates the styrenic end blocks, producing lower melt viscosity while maintaining room-temperature cohesion without affecting tack and adhesion properties.
  • Broad compatibility and solubility
  • Non-reactive
  • Reinforcing tackifier resin for many polymers used in the adhesive industry
PLEXTOL™ D 324PAPLEXTOL D 324 is an aqueous, high solids dispersion of an acrylic ester copolymer. The dispersion contains an anionic/nonionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.
PLEXTOL™ D 5241PAPLEXTOL D 5241 is an aqueous, high solids dispersion of an acrylic ester copolymer. The dispersion contains an APEO free anionic/nonionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.
PLEXTOL™ ULTRAFINE PR 3500PAPLEXTOL UltraFine PR 3500 is an aqueous dispersion of acrylic copolymer with a very fine particle size.
Regalflex™ E1016PL Amorphous PolyolefinAmorphous PolyolefinRegalflex™ Amorphous Polyolefins (APOs) are characteristically saturated, low molecular weight, propylene-based olefin polymers. These products are inherently soft, tacky, and flexible, having a broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and tackifying resins. Regalflex™ APOs are characterized by consistent quality, low odor, excellent heat stability, and low color. Regalflex™ E1016PL is a copolymer of propylene and ethylene, pelletized and coated with a polypropylene powder. It has a melt viscosity of 1,600 mPa•s at 190°C.
  • Broad compatibility with numerous elastomers, polymers, and tackifying resins
  • Broad temperature service range
  • Excellent thermal and UV stability
  • Excellent water and moisture resistance
  • Low color
  • Low odor
REVACRYL™ AE 3020SA

REVACRYL AE 3020 is a finely dispersed, aqueous dispersion of an acrylic ester-styrene copolymer designed for construction applications including waterproofing and ceramic tile adhesives.

The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.

REVACRYL™ AE 3737SA

REVACRYL AE 3737 is a finely dispersed, aqueous dispersion of an acrylic ester-styrene copolymer designed for construction applications including waterproofing and ceramic tile adhesives.

The dispersion contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents, plasticizers and ammonia.

REVACRYL™ AE 4522SA

REVACRYL AE 4522 is a specially modified, aqueous dispersion of a styrene-acrylic ester copolymer for waterproofing and tile adhesive applications. The polymer is engineered for excellent wet adhesion.

REVACRYL AE 4522 contains an anionic emulsifier system and is free from film forming aids, solvents and plasticizers.

REVACRYL™ R 387SAREVACRYL R 387 is a surfactant stabilised, acrylic/styrene copolymer dispersion. REVACRYL R 387 is free from APEO.
REVACRYL™ ULTRAFINE 4210SAREVACRYL UltraFine 4210 is a fine particle sized aqueous dispersion of a styrene-acrylic copolymer recommended for mortar and waterproofing applications.

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