SE Tylose offers a wide range of products, specially designed for use in emulsion and suspension polymerisation processes.
Tylose® is used in suspension and emulsion polymerisation processes as highly effective protective colloid. It influences important properties of the resulting polymer, such as particle size and porosity.
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Emulsion polymerisation is widely used for ethylene derived unsaturated compounds used to produce aqueous polymer emulsions. The resulting polymers are polyacrylates or polyvinyl acetates combined with a large number of different co-monomers.
Suspension polymerisation is widely used in the production of polyvinyl chloride and expandable polystyrene in large scale. Tylose® acts as protective colloid, stabilising the suspension during the process and adjusting the particle size distribution and porosity of the resulting polymer particles.
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Tylose improves important characteristics of polymers produced in emulsion and suspension polymerisation, in particular:
Mechanical, chemical and physical stability
Particle size distribution
Tylose is a protective colloid in emulsion and suspension polymerisation.
It stabilises the emulsions/suspensions and prevents them from coalescence. In emulsion polymerisation (mainly vinyl acetate based) Tylose HEC partly co-polymerises with the monomers (grafting) which contributes to important properties of the latices. In suspension polymerisation Tylose influences the size and porosity of the particles.
In Personal Care formulations Tylose® acts as a rheology modifier (thickener), stabiliser, binder and foam booster. It is highly compatible with other ingredients such as surfactants, emulsifiers, fragrances and preservers..