Emerald’s Nitrile Latex division is the premier North American manufacturer of specialty butadiene and butadiene-acrylonitrile based latexes, used in niche applications including paper, abrasives and tape, adhesives, specialty coatings, coated fabrics, coal tar sealing binders and leather.
Emerald’s Nychem™ Specialty Emulsions have a long history with the products and markets served. With roots in technology originally developed by BFGoodrich, Emerald brings a legacy of value to customers with proven technology, service and operational excellence.
Their Emulsions cover a comprehensive line of products that provide a combination of properties that are superior to other polymers: oil, solvent and caustic resistance, toughness, tear and abrasion resistance, wash durability, elasticity and stretch. The products are tailored to various applications based on the main monomers, functional monomers, and surfactant type.
The product line features specialty butadiene, nitrile, and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene emulsions. Butadiene-based latexes may be vulcanized to further improve properties such as tensile strength and elastic recovery. Additionally, certain grades incorporate functional monomers for crosslinking.
These materials improve performance and physical properties and are beneficial in Adhesives, Automotive, Construction, Paints & Coatings, Rubber, Textile, and Leather applications.