New Product Announcement: Waterborne Binder


Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced its new performance waterborne binder for use in formulating industrial paints with reduced VOC levels (<150 g/l). According to the emailed release, Synaqua 9511 is suitable for both topcoat and monocoat applications.

“SYNAQUA 9511 acrylic polyol emulsion offers significantly lower VOC capabilities and performs well in 2K or 1K stoving systems. Our goal was to help industrial paint formulators more easily meet their sustainability goals by achieving lower VOC levels with a high-performance waterborne solution.” explained Claire Reynier, global marketing and business development manager for industrial coatings, Arkema Coating Solutions.

The binder can be applied on a variety of substrates, including general metal, plastic, glass, wood or concrete flooring. Specific application benefits include:

  • On Metal (2K PU Topcoat): low VOC capability (86 g/l), chemical resistance, durability and good mechanical properties;
  • On Metal (1K Stoving Topcoat): low VOC capability (100g/l), good hardness, chemical resistance and low yellowing;
  • On Plastic (2K PU Topcoat): low VOC capability (85 g/l), good adhesion, high hardness, chemical resistance and durability; and
  • On Glass (1K Stoving Monocoat): Low VOC capability (100 g/l), high hardness, good adhesion, water resistance and chemical resistance.

The waterborne acrylic polyol emulsion features hydroxyl groups (3% OH) designed for industrial applications that have traditionally required products with higher VOC levels. Because of these, coatings made with the binder can reportedly help manufacturers meet key performance targets of durability, gloss, adhesion and chemical resistance.

Arkema reports that the addition of Synaqua 9511 serves its commitment to help formulators meet their performance and sustainability goals with its portfolio of resins and additives for waterborne, powder, UV/LED/EB and high-solid love VOC technologies.

“Sustainability is a core component of everything we do, from research, new product development, to manufacturing, to how we ship and handle our products,” Reynier said. “We are continually looking for new ways to help our customers meet current and emerging sustainability challenges in this industry.”

More information about Synaqua 9511 can be found here.


Tagged categories: Acrylic; Additives; Arkema Inc.; Asia Pacific; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coatings; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Formulating; Industrial coatings; Latin America; Low-VOC; New Product Spotlight; North America; Waterborne coatings; Z-Continents

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