Low VOC Styrene Acrylic Polymer alternative

Many wall paints are based on Styrene Acrylic polymer, because of cost & performance. From a VOC point of view, it might be interesting to look at LOW VOC alternatives.

Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) wall paints are types of paint that emit fewer VOCs into the air. VOCs are chemicals that can evaporate into the air at room temperature and can have negative effects on air quality and human health. Low VOC paints typically have lower levels of VOCs than traditional paints, which can contain high levels of VOCs. This can make them a better choice for indoor use, where air quality is a concern.

Low-VOC paints are formulated with water-based, low-emission solvents and other ingredients that reduce the amount of VOCs released into the air during application and drying. They can be used in the same way as traditional paints and come in a variety of finishes, such as matte, eggshell, satin, and gloss.

It is important to note that even though a paint is labeled as low-VOC, it does not mean that it is VOC-free. Also, products labeled as “zero-VOC” may still have low levels of VOCs.

VAE is a low VOC alternative

VAE polymer stands for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer. It is a type of copolymer made by polymerizing vinyl acetate and ethylene together. This polymer is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of applications such as adhesives, coatings, and sealants.

VAE copolymer is a type of water-based adhesive that is formed by the polymerization of vinyl acetate and ethylene monomers. It is a thermoplastic polymer that can be used in a variety of applications such as adhesives, coatings, and sealants due to its good adhesion and flexibility. The vinyl acetate content in the polymer affects its characteristics such as viscosity, flexibility, and water resistance.

VAE polymers are also used in construction industry as a binder in mortars and plasters, in automotive industry as a binder in automotive paints, and as a binder in the production of nonwovens and fibers.

VAE polymers are also used in the paper industry as a binder in paper coatings, and in the production of emulsion paints.

Overview of PVAC, VAE and Acrylate dispersions polymer binders