MCTRON offers a variety of products for coatings and adhesives formulators, including emulsion polymers, defoamers, thickeners, water repellents and cross-linking agents. Our robust product line and customization flexibility makes MCTRON your ideal supply partner.

MCTRON’s PermaPel® technology is a patent-pending acrylic polymer product line offering extraordinary water repellency. Its exceptional adhesion characteristics solve a key industry problem of bonding to low energy surfaces like plastics and galvanized metals. Maxxacryl® acrylics, and Maxxetate® vinyl acetate latex products are core high-performance emulsion polymer offerings MCTRON is especially noted for. MaxxThix® thickeners, MaxxSperse® dispersants and MaxxaPel® water repellent products round out our offerings for coatings and adhesive formulators.

More specific information about our broad product range can be found in the technical bulletins below:

Coatings Products

As a leading producer of emulsion polymers, MCTRON offers a broad range of acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylics and vinyl acetate products for a variety of coating applications. Our patent-pending PermaPel® technology offers the industry unique water repellent and adhesion properties that can be customized to fit specific needs.

MAXXACRYL
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    Maxxacryl® AC-2163

    Maxxacryl® AC-2163 is a high-solids acrylic emulsion polymer used in a variety of high performance caulk and adhesive formulations. It provides excellent water resistance, good exterior durability, and is compatible with a large variety of other formulating ingredients such as fillers, pigments, and dyes. When formulated properly it meets the requirements of an economical to high performance caulk with C920, Class A and B sealant criteria.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3000

    Maxxacryl® AC-3000 is a 100% ammonia-neutralized acrylic emulsion designed for blending with concrete products. It is specifically designed as a polymer modifier for cement, providing excellent workability, flexibility and compressive strength. It exhibits outstanding pot life under high temperature conditions. Addition of 5-15% dry on dry to Portland cement improves flexibility, strength and water resistance.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3001

    Maxxacryl® AC-3001 is a 100% sodium hydroxide-neutralized acrylic emulsion designed for blending with concrete products. It is specifically designed as a polymer modifier for cement, providing excellent workability, flexibility and compressive strength. Addition of 5-15% dry on dry to Portland cement improves flexibility, strength and water resistance.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3025

    Maxxacryl® AC-3025 is a high-solids acrylic emulsion polymer that provides excellent adhesion properties, high pigment-binding capacity, and durability. It dries clear, has excellent water resistance, good gloss, and is compatible with a many other formulating ingredients such as fillers, pigments, and dyes.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3035

    Maxxacryl® AC-3035 is a stiff, heat-reactive carboxylated acrylic emulsion polymer that provides excellent water resistance and color stability. It is an ideal choice for pleatable textiles where firmness and hand-building is desired.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3164

    Maxxacryl® AC-3164 is a tacky elastomeric acrylic polymer. Coatings formulated with this product have good adhesion to both polar and non-polar substrates. It has excellent low-temperature performance, and adds flexibility to harder polymers. It is tacky at room temperature, allowing it to be utilized for dust collection applications.

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    Maxxacryl® VA-1252

    Maxxacryl® VA-1252 is a vinyl acrylic co-polymer emulsion. It is an economical versatile binder that exhibits excellent binding properties across a broad range of coating formulations.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-2142

    Maxxacryl® VA-2142 is a vinyl-acrylic copolymer emulsion used as a versatile binder for coatings, with excellent performance properties.

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    Maxxacryl® LP-45

    Maxxacryl® LP-45 is heat-reactive carboxylated general-purpose soft acrylic latex emulsion. It has use as a flock adhesive, print binder and in applications where solvent resistance, water resistance and durability are desired.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-202

    Maxxacryl® SA-202 is a very soft, non-tacky, self cross-linking styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion with good water and solvent resistance. It is made with a co-polymerizable surfactant to eliminate re-wetting and can be formulated with a high level of filler.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-292

    Maxxacryl® SA-292 emulsion is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. The emulsion films are very soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. These films are also characterized by their superior water resistance. Use this product where flexibility, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-2180

    Maxxacryl® SA-2180 is a firm styrene acrylic emulsion with excellent water resistance and aging properties. Coatings this product yield a hard water-resistant finish with excellent resistance to abrasion and alkali. It is compatible with most pigments, fillers and formulating additives.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-2092

    Maxxacryl® SA-2092 is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this product are very soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. This is an excellent polymer where, softness, water resistance, strength, superior aging and durability are required.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-1073

    Maxxacryl® SA-1073 is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this product are very soft, exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration, and are also characterized by their superior water resistance. Use this product where flexibility, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

MAXXETATE
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    Maxxetate® VA-1010

    Maxxetate® VA-1010 is a medium viscosity polyvinyl alcohol-stabilized vinyl acetate homo polymer. It is designed for use as a base in interior wood glues, high-speed packaging and general-purpose adhesive applications. It is produced via a continuous process that provides superior product uniformity and formulation consistency.

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    Maxxetate® VA-1105

    Maxxetate® VA-1105 is a stiff polyvinyl acetate copolymer emulsion designed for stiffening materials requiring a full hand or high durability. Emulsions of this product provide excellent sprayability and chemical stability. It is both biodegradable and nontoxic per current classification systems. Aquatic toxicity data is available on this product. It is not toxic to fathead minnows at levels below 1000 ppm.

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    Maxxetate® VA-1105S

    Maxxetate® VA-1105-S is a stiff polyvinyl acetate copolymer emulsion designed for stiffening materials requiring a full hand or high durability. This product is designed for foam applicators, providing excellent sprayability and good chemical stability. It is both biodegradable and nontoxic per current classification systems. Aquatic toxicity data is available on this product. It is not toxic to fathead minnows at levels below 1000 ppm.

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    Maxxetate® VA-4105

    Maxxetate® VA-4105 emulsion is a self-crosslinking, polyvinyl acetate copolymer designed for fiberfill applications requiring a full hand and high durability. This emulsion is a reduced formaldehyde binder useful in reducing worker exposure to formaldehyde during the manufacturing process. It provides excellent sprayability and maintains a high level of performance obtained by standard cross-linking fiberfill binders.

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    PermaPel® GA-74

    PermaPel® GA-74 is designed to incorporate our wash-durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC (rheology controlled) polymerization system with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating cross-linking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts Polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard to low energy substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum.

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    PermaPel® GA-74 Plus

    PermaPel® GA-74 Plus is designed to incorporate our wash durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC-controlled polymerization system, with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating cross-linking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts Polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard to wet substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum. It can be cross-linked with a non-formaldehyde generating system that allows for stronger cure.

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    PermaPel® GA-77

    PermaPel® GA-77 is a MCTRON polymer that has been designed to incorporate our wash durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC (rheology controlled) polymerization system with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating crosslinking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard-to-low energy substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum.

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    PermaPel® GR-48

    PermaPel® GR-48 is a water repellent styrene acrylic latex compounded with C6 Fluorochemicals to enhance hot oil and grease resistance. The base latex in this product is synthesized using our surfactant-free hard resin technology. This base polymer gives excellent adhesion to surfaces like foil, nylon and other hard to wet substrates. It is available in drums, totes and bulk. The product has a shelf life of 6 months and is FDA-compliant for direct and indirect food contact.

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    PermaPel® 2002-WR

    PermaPel® 2002-WR emulsion is a very soft, non-tacky binder that is a self-crosslinking, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this emulsion exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration and are also characterized by their superior water repellency. Use where flexibility, water repellency, wash durability and superior aging characteristics are required. It also adheres exceptionally to low energy surfaces.

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    PermaPel® 4073

    PermaPel® 4073 emulsion is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this emulsion are very soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. These films are also characterized by their superior water resistance. Use where flexibility, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    PermaPel® 6073

    PermaPel® 6073 emulsion is a very firm, formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this emulsion exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration and are characterized by their superior water repellency and adhesion to low energy surfaces. This polymer should be used where a firm film, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    PermaPel® 1075

    PermaPel® 1075 emulsion is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of PermaPel 1075 emulsions are soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. These films are also characterized by their superior water repellency. This polymer should be used where flexibility, water resistance, durability and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    MaxxThix® MT-1

    MaxxThix® MT-1 is a high efficiency alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “short” and “buttery”.

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    MaxxThix® MT-2

    MaxxThix® MT-2 is an alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. It imparts a “yield point” to coatings formulated with it. This “yield point” minimizes the settling of fillers and causes minimal penetration of coatings formulated with it. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “long” and “elastic”.

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    MaxxThix® AT-17

    MaxxThix® AT 17 is an associative thickener, supplied as an easy-to-use alkali-swellable emulsion. It is designed for coatings with a “yield point” which flow readily under shear (such as brushing) yet which will not run (sag) when the shear is removed. Dyes thickened slightly with this product will not bleed through a paper towel. It keeps coatings on the surface of a substrate (minimal penetration).

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    MaxxThix® MT-107

    MaxxThix® MT-107 is a highly effective methyl-based sodium polyacrylate gum thickener for use in a multitude of compounding arenas. This product is a versatile, effective and efficient aqueous polymer solution with unique rheological properties for a host of varying applications. Uses include primary and secondary thickening of coatings, adhesives, grouts, dispersions, suspensions; thickening of liquid solutions applied by spray methods; and as protective colloids and particle coatings in specialty products.

MAXXSPERSE
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    MaxxSperse® 111

    MaxxSperse® 111 is a general purpose scale inhibitor and dispersant used in various aqueous systems. It exhibits outstanding performance in stabilizing pigment dispersions. It is highly effective in inhibiting scale deposits.

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    MaxxSperse® 1728

    MaxxSperse® 1728 is a highly effective, anionic polymeric dispersant for naturally occurring fillers such as TIO2, silica, calcium carbonate, clay slurries as well as fats and water insoluble entities. It has been found to be quite efficient at low usage levels making it an excellent choice for high solids systems.

MAXXLINK
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    MaxxLink® AZC

    MaxxLink® AZC is a formaldehyde-free crosslinker or insolubilizer for coatings based on latex or protein binders. It reacts rapidly during the process as water is removed from the coating and curing is complete. The curing is fast under alkaline conditions with no need for elevated temperatures resulting in excellent wet rub and crock properties.

MAXXBREAK
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    MaxxBreak® WB-2177

    MaxxBreak® WB-2177 is a high-performance water-based defoamer for use in a variety of applications. It is used to prevent entrainment of air and to break surface foam.

Adhesives Products

A number of MCTRON emulsion polymer and specialty additive products offer a wide range of formulating options for adhesives. Our PermaPel® technology provides unique water repellent and enhanced adhesion properties and provides further options for the formulator.

MAXXACRYL
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    Maxxacryl® AC-2163

    Maxxacryl® AC-2163 is a high-solids acrylic emulsion polymer used in a variety of high performance caulk and adhesive formulations. It provides excellent water resistance, good exterior durability, and is compatible with a large variety of other formulating ingredients such as fillers, pigments, and dyes. When formulated properly it meets the requirements of an economical to high performance caulk with C920, Class A and B sealant criteria.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3000

    Maxxacryl® AC-3000 is a 100% ammonia-neutralized acrylic emulsion designed for blending with concrete products. It is specifically designed as a polymer modifier for cement, providing excellent workability, flexibility and compressive strength. It exhibits outstanding pot life under high temperature conditions. Addition of 5-15% dry on dry to Portland cement improves flexibility, strength and water resistance.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3001

    Maxxacryl® AC-3001 is a 100% sodium hydroxide-neutralized acrylic emulsion designed for blending with concrete products. It is specifically designed as a polymer modifier for cement, providing excellent workability, flexibility and compressive strength. Addition of 5-15% dry on dry to Portland cement improves flexibility, strength and water resistance.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3025

    Maxxacryl® AC-3025 is a high-solids acrylic emulsion polymer that provides excellent adhesion properties, high pigment-binding capacity, and durability. It dries clear, has excellent water resistance, good gloss, and is compatible with a many other formulating ingredients such as fillers, pigments, and dyes.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-3164

    Maxxacryl® AC-3164 is a tacky elastomeric acrylic polymer. Coatings formulated with this product have good adhesion to both polar and non-polar substrates. It has excellent low-temperature performance, and adds flexibility to harder polymers. It is tacky at room temperature, allowing it to be utilized for dust collection applications.

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    Maxxacryl® VA-1252

    Maxxacryl® VA-1252 is a vinyl acrylic co-polymer emulsion. It is an economical versatile binder that exhibits excellent binding properties across a broad range of coating formulations.

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    Maxxacryl® AC-2142

    Maxxacryl® VA-2142 is a vinyl-acrylic copolymer emulsion used as a versatile binder for coatings, with excellent performance properties.

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    Maxxacryl® LP-45

    Maxxacryl® LP-45 is heat-reactive carboxylated general-purpose soft acrylic latex emulsion. It has use as a flock adhesive, print binder and in applications where solvent resistance, water resistance and durability are desired.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-202

    Maxxacryl® SA-202 is a very soft, non-tacky, self cross-linking styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion with good water and solvent resistance. It is made with a co-polymerizable surfactant to eliminate re-wetting and can be formulated with a high level of filler.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-292

    Maxxacryl® SA-292 emulsion is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. The emulsion films are very soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. These films are also characterized by their superior water resistance. Use this product where flexibility, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-2180

    Maxxacryl® SA-2180 is a firm styrene acrylic emulsion with excellent water resistance and aging properties. Coatings this product yield a hard water-resistant finish with excellent resistance to abrasion and alkali. It is compatible with most pigments, fillers and formulating additives.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-2092

    Maxxacryl® SA-2092 is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this product are very soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. This is an excellent polymer where, softness, water resistance, strength, superior aging and durability are required.

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    Maxxacryl® SA-1073

    Maxxacryl® SA-1073 is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this product are very soft, exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration, and are also characterized by their superior water resistance. Use this product where flexibility, water resistance, and superior aging characteristics are required.

MAXXETATE
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    Maxxetate® VA-1010

    Maxxetate® VA-1010 is a medium viscosity polyvinyl alcohol-stabilized vinyl acetate homo polymer. It is designed for use as a base in interior wood glues, high-speed packaging and general-purpose adhesive applications. It is produced via a continuous process that provides superior product uniformity and formulation consistency.

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    Maxxetate® VA-1105

    Maxxetate® VA-1105 is a stiff polyvinyl acetate copolymer emulsion designed for stiffening materials requiring a full hand or high durability. Emulsions of this product provide excellent sprayability and chemical stability. It is both biodegradable and nontoxic per current classification systems. Aquatic toxicity data is available on this product. It is not toxic to fathead minnows at levels below 1000 ppm.

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    Maxxetate® VA-1105S

    Maxxetate® VA-1105-S is a stiff polyvinyl acetate copolymer emulsion designed for stiffening materials requiring a full hand or high durability. This product is designed for foam applicators, providing excellent sprayability and good chemical stability. It is both biodegradable and nontoxic per current classification systems. Aquatic toxicity data is available on this product. It is not toxic to fathead minnows at levels below 1000 ppm.

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    Maxxetate® VA-4105

    Maxxetate® VA-4105 emulsion is a self-crosslinking, polyvinyl acetate copolymer designed for fiberfill applications requiring a full hand and high durability. This emulsion is a reduced formaldehyde binder useful in reducing worker exposure to formaldehyde during the manufacturing process. It provides excellent sprayability and maintains a high level of performance obtained by standard cross-linking fiberfill binders.

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    PermaPel® GA-74

    PermaPel® GA-74 is designed to incorporate our wash-durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC (rheology controlled) polymerization system with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating cross-linking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts Polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard to low energy substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum.

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    PermaPel® GA-74 Plus

    PermaPel® GA-74 Plus is designed to incorporate our wash durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC-controlled polymerization system, with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating cross-linking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts Polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard to wet substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum. It can be cross-linked with a non-formaldehyde generating system that allows for stronger cure.

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    PermaPel® GA-77

    PermaPel® GA-77 is a MCTRON polymer that has been designed to incorporate our wash durable specialty monomer technology into a typical RC (rheology controlled) polymerization system with the addition of a non-formaldehyde generating crosslinking system. The RC technology has historically been used in Floor Polishes, Graphic Arts polymers and Overprint Varnishes. It has superior adhesion with hard-to-low energy substrates such as fiberglass, plastic film, foil and galvanized aluminum.

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    PermaPel® 2002-WR

    PermaPel® 2002-WR emulsion is a very soft, non-tacky binder that is a self-crosslinking, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of this emulsion exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration and are also characterized by their superior water repellency. Use where flexibility, water repellency, wash durability and superior aging characteristics are required. It also adheres exceptionally to low energy surfaces.

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    PermaPel® 1075

    PermaPel® 1075 emulsion is a formaldehyde-free, carboxylated, styrene-acrylic copolymer emulsion. Films of PermaPel 1075 emulsions are soft and exhibit excellent resistance to discoloration. These films are also characterized by their superior water repellency. This polymer should be used where flexibility, water resistance, durability and superior aging characteristics are required.

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    PermaPel® GR-48

    PermaPel® GR-48 is a water repellent styrene acrylic latex compounded with C6 Fluorochemicals to enhance hot oil and grease resistance. The base latex in this product is synthesized using our surfactant-free hard resin technology. This base polymer gives excellent adhesion to surfaces like foil, nylon and other hard to wet substrates. It is available in drums, totes and bulk. The product has a shelf life of 6 months and is FDA-compliant for direct and indirect food contact.

MAXXLINK
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    MaxxLink® AZC

    MaxxLink® AZC is a formaldehyde-free crosslinker or insolubilizer for coatings based on latex or protein binders. It reacts rapidly during the process as water is removed from the coating and curing is complete. The curing is fast under alkaline conditions with no need for elevated temperatures resulting in excellent wet rub and crock properties.

MAXXTHIX
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    MaxxThix® MT-1

    MaxxThix® MT-1 is a high efficiency alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “short” and “buttery”.

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    MaxxThix® MT-2

    MaxxThix® MT-2 is an alkali-swellable emulsion thickener for use in emulsion polymer compounds. It imparts a “yield point” to coatings formulated with it. This “yield point” minimizes the settling of fillers and causes minimal penetration of coatings formulated with it. Applications include textile coatings, paints, mastics adhesives, back thickeners for print pastes, and viscosity modifiers for pad baths. The rheology of this product is “long” and “elastic”.

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    MaxxThix® AT-17

    MaxxThix® AT 17 is an associative thickener, supplied as an easy-to-use alkali-swellable emulsion. It is designed for coatings with a “yield point” which flow readily under shear (such as brushing) yet which will not run (sag) when the shear is removed. Dyes thickened slightly with this product will not bleed through a paper towel. It keeps coatings on the surface of a substrate (minimal penetration).

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    MaxxThix® MT-107

    MaxxThix® MT-107 is a highly effective methyl-based sodium polyacrylate gum thickener for use in a multitude of compounding arenas. This product is a versatile, effective and efficient aqueous polymer solution with unique rheological properties for a host of varying applications. Uses include primary and secondary thickening of coatings, adhesives, grouts, dispersions, suspensions; thickening of liquid solutions applied by spray methods; and as protective colloids and particle coatings in specialty products.

MAXXBREAK
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    MaxxBreak® WB-2177

    MaxxBreak® WB-2177 is a high-performance water-based defoamer for use in a variety of applications. It is used to prevent entrainment of air and to break surface foam.

MAXXVOL
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    MaxxVol® 8803

    MaxxVol® 8803 is partially hydrolyzed ultra-low viscosity polyvinyl alcohol. It is used in a multitude of applications including, textile sizing, adhesives, pigment coatings and where forming properties are required.

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    MaxxVol® 9803

    MaxxVol® 9803 is fully hydrolyzed ultra-low viscosity polyvinyl alcohol. It is used in a multitude of applications including, paper sizing, adhesives, pigment coatings and where good strength and film forming properties are required.