Versatile and efficient latex binders for footwear components

Key features:
  • Efficient bonding in beater addition (wet end)
  • Outstanding impregnation (dry end)
  • High scrub resistance
  • High water resistance
  • Low formaldehyde emissions
  • Ammonia free

Synthomer is the market leader in butadiene-based binders for Europe’s shoe component industry. Our binder technologies include carboxylated styrene butadiene latex (xSBR), carboxylated acrylonitrile butadiene latex (xNBR), high solid styrene butadiene latex (HSSBR) and polychloroprene latex (CR) binders to cater for all your shoe component manufacturing requirements.

Our binders help you to create superior footwear products by improving essential manufacturing processes, such as board saturation, beater addition to pulp, and foam vulcanisation. As a result, your footwear components will add value to business, sports and leisure shoes by delivering outstanding form and function, enabling great shoe design and ensuring long-lasting, quality footwear.

TradenameChemistryDescription
LIPREN™ MKB CRLIPREN MKB is an aqueous, colloidal dispersion of a polymer of 2-chlorobutadiene (1,3). Its vulcanizates have a slight to medium crystallization tendency. LIPREN MKB is mainly used as a binder for fibres of all types.
LITEX™ S 7140 XSBRLITEX S 7140 is an aqueous, anionic dispersion of a carboxylated styrene butadiene copolymer containing a non-staining antioxidant.

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