Sport surfaces

Binders used in the construction of sport surfaces and rubberized running tracks

Synthomer is a specialist supplier of water-based binders optimised for the sports surfaces industry. Our range of carboxylated styrene-butadiene and acrylic latex emulsion products have been used for more than 20 years to build and install hundreds of rubberized running tracks, walking paths and standing platforms.

Rubberized tracks employing latex binders provide good performance and durability. Latex systems can be installed in multiple layers or in a single layer, creating a permeable, resilient surface. The materials are solvent-free and provide a running surface that is more protective than many other materials.

Synthomer’s latex binders can be pigmented for additional color options beyond black.

A range to build a perfect running track

The Synthomer product portfolio includes formulations to ensure smooth, clog-free application with a good balance of strength and resilience for a long-lasting track surface.

Tack Coat
- LIPATON GF 3088 serves as the primer or tack coating used in running track installation. It provides soft, tacky and film forming characteristics for excellent adhesion to cured and degassed asphalt, and rubber particles.

Main Binder
- LIPATON GF 3966 rubber-based latex serves as the primary binder for latex running track installations. It provides a good balance of strength and resilience, and can be readily tinted with pigments for additional UV protection.

Topcoat - PLEXTOL D 471 NA provides a strong, durable topcoat for re-coating SBR latex running track systems delivering excellent sheen while retarding oxidation and minimizing raveling. It features excellent UV and weather resistance to ensure non-yellowing and to prolong the beauty of the track color.

Benefits of non-solvent based latex for your sport surfaces range

  • Easy clean-up and dilution with water
  • Good balance of strength and resilience
  • Stability to help prevent clogging and fouling of application equipment

Recommended Products

Tradename Chemistry Description
LIPATON™ GF 3088 XSBR LIPATON GF 3088 is a latex for use as the primer or tack coating in the construction of rubberized running track and sports surfaces.
LIPATON™ GF 3966 XSBR LIPATON GF 3966 is an adhesive binder used in the construction of rubberized running tracks and sports surfaces.
PLEXTOL™ D 471 NA PA PLEXTOL D 471 NA is an acrylic binder used as the top coat on rubberized running tracks and sports surfaces.PLEXTOL D 471 NA can also be used in the modification of cement and concrete admixtures.

Discover how Synthomer’s range can help improve your sport surface products

Our technical specialists look forward to discussing how Synthomer can support you in creating better sport surfaces and running tracks. Click here to get in touch!

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