Conventional binder systems for glass fibre finishes usually contains formaldehyde releasing crosslinker. Ever since the EU tightened classification of formaldehyde in January 2016, the technical textile industry has been actively looking for formaldehyde-free solutions.
As one of the leaders in speciality polymers, we have put considerable time and effort into developing a platform technology that is high performing, yet hazard-free as alternative to the current formaldehyde releasing system. Our first success was applied to our carboxylated styrene butadiene latex (XSBR) for the glass fibre for External Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) with the launch of LITEX QuickshieldTM range. Further development was subsequently extended to our styrene acrylic dispersions (SA) for glass fibre wallcoverings.
We are proud to introduce REVACRYL DesignTM, the new range of binders for glass fibre wallcoverings that are free from formaldehyde separating crosslinking components and can be compliant to Oeko-Tex Class I requirements. The product’s outstanding water resistance, mechanical properties and blocking resistance are detailed in the latest publication in the Nonwovens Report International journal.
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