The properties of four VAE emulsions available on the European market are compared with regards to their properties in latex paint formulations. VAE emulsions are a very important binder in water-borne architectural paints. Their proper characterisation requires extensive laboratory tests and comparisons, among others, of VAE emulsion binders. Results show the difficulties inherent in determining the appropriate VAE emulsion for a process due to the wide range of options. Vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer emulsions differ from styrene- acrylic or pure acrylic polymer dispersions in terms of their synthesis methods, the reactor used for the ...
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