Choosing the right surfactant for latex manufacturing is crucial. Stepan makes it easy with the POLYSTEP® line of phosphate esters, alkoxylates, sulfonates, sulfates, ether sulfates, as well as other specialty surfactants and functional monomers. Stepan's expertise and broad portfolio provide a wide range of functionalities for many applications, including paints and coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.
In addition, markets are currently facing significant technological challenges, and formulators are looking to Stepan to help improve adhesion, water resistance, corrosion resistance, block resistance and reduce leaching. One such product is the POLYSTEP TSP-16PE30, a "bulky" emulsifier designed to designed to deliver enhanced adhesion and improved water resistance. Its functionality is enabled through the reduced mobility of the surfactant due to its “bulky” nature.
To learn more about POLYSTEP TSP-16PE30 and our other EP products, visit the POLYSTEP Solutions Portal.