Surfactants are needed in emulsion polymerization to stabilize the emulsion and later on the polymer dispersion. However, these surfactants have some drawbacks for the final product e.g. paint or adhesive, because they can migrate to the surface of the paint or adhesive film. By doing so, they will reduce gloss, enhance dirt pick-up, induce whitening and increase the water sensitivity of the film.
By using Provichem® 2202/2203, the amount of conventional surfactant can be reduced while improving the overall performance of the end product. Consider this: improved latex stability, less foaming, improved water resistance, better scrub resistance, better particle size control, high solids dispersion, low grit formation, and high pigment to volume concentration.