Specialty chemicals and raw materials distributor dar-tech inc. has become the official Midwestern U.S. distributor for ZS Interpolymer, formerly Interpolymer, a division of Germany-based Zschimmer-Schwarz. ZS Interpolymer's manufacturing facilities in Louisville, Ky., and Canton, Mass., produce a range of SYNTRAN® water-based acrylic resin grades that can be used in a variety of coatings and graphic arts/ink applications.
ZS Interpolymer's acrylic technologies are reportedly notable because, in addition to conventional alkali-swellable and emulsion acrylics, its resins offer:
- Dual self-crosslinking technology that gives superior water, stain and chemical resistance compared with traditional self-crosslinking acrylics;
- Anionic-cationic hybrid technology that gives cationic properties with anionic compatibilities, such as tannin blocking;
- Inherently matte acrylic technology, which is an acrylic-based liquid matting agent without the need for inorganic chemistry; and
- Acrylic-olefin grafting technology that offers better stability than traditional olefin waxes.
For more information, visit www.dar-techinc.com.