Discover our solventborne coating resins
Modern protective and industrial coatings require advanced, robust technologies. Arkema offers a wide range of liquid resins for solventborne coatings designed to address the issues you encounter every day – including compliance with sustainability requirements, performance in extreme conditions, enhanced durability and providing value for your customers.
Additionally, solventborne resins bring a range of high-performance attributes to architectural coatings, offering enhanced durability and value across a range of applications.
We offer versatile solutions for your high-demand applications that can help you develop the best possible coatings for your customers.
Our solventborne chemistries
Arkema’s polyester polyols provide performance benefits when used in polyurethane composite, sealant and elastomeric formulations. Applications include window sealants, electronic components, rollers and belts, wheels for rollerblades and much more.
Our brands: REALKYD®, SYNOCURE®, SYNOLAC®
For sealants, polyurethanes made with polyester resin are typically tough and waterproof. In elastomeric applications, polyurethane made with polyester resin exhibits excellent durability, abrasion, chemical and oil resistance properties.
Our standard polyester polyols are based on different types of acids and glycols. They are mainly used in “2k systems” combined with isocyanates like MDI and/or TDI to make polyurethane. Other uses are in combination with melamines, acrylates, epoxy, etc. MEG, BDO, and MEG/BDO based polyester polyols are commonly used.
Active in markets: Polyurethane composites, elastomerics, sealants
SYNOLAC® acrylic modified polyester and oil-free polyester provide good performance in industrial applications such as coil, appliance, office furniture and maintenance.
Our brand: SYNOLAC®
These products provide good chemical resistance, flexibility and exterior durability across a wide range of industrial applications.
Active in markets: Industrial coatings
Alkyd and modified alkyds
Arkema’s alkyd resins provide outstanding performance and are ideal for direct-to-metal applications in both interior and exterior formulations.
Our brands: SYNOLAC®, UNITHANE®, GELKYD®, SUPERGELKYD®
Formulators can achieve many different benefits with these resins, including hardness, gloss, fast drying, anticorrosion properties, direct-to-metal application and much more.
Our product line includes long, medium and short oil alkyds, modified alkyds (urethane-, silicone-, epoxy-, phenolic-, acrylated-, styrenated-, polyamide-, urea-urethane…), thixotropic alkyds, water-reducible alkyds, and waterborne alkyds.
Active in industries: Industrial and architectural
We offer very high solids acrylic, conventional solids acrylic, carboxyl non-isocyanate acrylic, epoxy hardener non-isocyanate acrylic, thermoplastic acrylic and thermoset acrylic technologies.
Our brands: SYNOCRYL®, SYNOCURE®
Using acrylic resins from Arkema, you can formulate high-quality coatings with better corrosion resistance, good weatherability, aesthetics and, of course, long-lasting adhesion to a range of substrates.
Active in markets: Industrial coatings
Reactive polyamides are lower-molecular-weight products from the condensation of dimer acid and one of the higher ethyleneamines known as diethylenetriamine (DETA), triethylenetetramine (TETA). Their mid-molecule amine groups provide reactive sites for cross-linking interactions with epoxy resin molecules.
Our brand: CRAYAMID®
We offer a range of reactive polyamides for use as curing agents in epoxy-based industrial coatings. They offer improved flexibility, excellent corrosion resistance and color stability. After curing, coatings made with these products can exhibit good bonding properties, mechanical strength and chemical resistance.
Active in markets: Industrial coating, protective marine
Thermoplastic polyamides have a molecular weight in the 2,000-15,0000 range and are produced by the reaction of dimer acid diamines such as ethylenediamine.
Our brands: CRAYAMID®
Our thermoplastic polyamides are ideal for use in flexographic and rotogravure printing inks as well as hotmelt adhesives. They present good adherence to substrates, high gloss, solubility in solvents, pigment wetting, flexibility and block resistance.
Active in markets: Industrial coating, inks and adhesives