This company, a business unit of Arkema Inc., has introduced a new vinyl acetate-ethylene(VAE) latex that has reportedly been engineered to provide a cost-performance balance in interior or exterior contractor and do-it-yourself caulk formulations. Encor®182 latex can be used to meet ASTM C 834/0°C specifications or blend it with acrylic binders to meet ASTM C 834/-17°C specifications, if required. The latex reportedly offers excellent pigment wetting and formulating latitude, and is compatible with a range of non-phthalate plasticizers.

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