Versatile and efficient latex binders for footwear components

Synthomer is the market-leader in butadiene-based binders for Europe's shoe component industry. Our products include xSBR-, xNBR-, HSSBR and chloroprene-latex binders to cater for all your shoe component manufacturing requirements. Synthomer's binders help you 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 durability.

  • Efficient bonding in beater addition (wet-end).
  • Outstanding impregnation (dry-end).
  • High scrub-resistance.
  • High water resistance.
  • Low formaldehyde emissions and ammonia-free for improved environmental responsibility.

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LIPREN™ MKB CR LIPREN 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 XSBR LITEX S 7140 is an aqueous, anionic dispersion of a carboxylated styrene butadiene copolymer containing a non-staining antioxidant.

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