Styrene acrylate copolymers are used as binder for interior and exterior paints due to their outstanding pigment binding properties. Styrene acrylate copolymers offer ideal gloss, film strength, durability and resistance to removal by detergents. Coatings based on styrene acrylate emulsions display excellent U.V stability and resistance to water, and alkalis. It is important to note that increasing the styrene content in styrene/acrylic copolymers may impair the water absorption and elasticity of the film. These coatings require very low maintenance as they have low tendency to pick up dirt and show good film flexibility and hardness. Styrene acrylate copolymers are considered as a significant component of floor finishes. Majorly used in architectural/decorative paints for interior and exterior wall coatings, gloss paints for kitchen and bath, façades etc. followed by the wood and furniture industry.
Styrene is an acrylic copolymer emulsion and forms a film with very high water resistance. Once the film is formed, no deformation will be observed due to the movements of the water. It is a binder developed for all kinds of roof coatings, insulation paints, liquid plastic materials and mastics with its high elasticity, filling, bonding strength and durability.