Our emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals are key ingredients in products for a wide variety of end uses including architectural and industrial coatings; nonwovens used in hygiene products, filtration and construction; drilling additives for oil and gas exploration and production; elastomeric modification of plastic casings and hoses used in household and industrial products and automobiles; floor polishes and sealers; tire cord and other fabric reinforced rubber goods; molded rubber components; tapes and adhesives; sports surfaces; textile finishes; carpet backing; coated paper and packaging; and the list goes on.
The performance features of end use products that incorporate our chemicals include stain, rust and aging resistance; surface modification; gloss; softness or hardness; dimensional stability; high heat and pressure tolerance; binding and barrier (e.g. moisture, oil) properties.
Our laminates portfolio features realistic woodgrains, faux marbles and granites, contemporary patterns and solids, available in a variety of textures, colors, and surface decorative and protective finishes. Lamination of our products to various substrates is faster and easier than other processes such as high pressure lamination. Our 3D offerings allow for rounded profiles, eliminating the need for edge-banding and T-molding. A sampling of end uses include fixtures and displays for retail, hospitality and food service; kitchen and bath cabinetry; case goods; recreational vehicle and manufactured housing interiors; and flooring – including the luxury vinyl tiles that are so popular today. In this example, our performance films play a key functional role in providing a long-lasting protective layer.