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Hybrid Polymers (Biopolymers)

Biopolymers produced from natural resources are attractive alternatives to petroleum-based latex and synthetic polymers since they are renewable, environmentally friendly, biodegradable and compostable. However in their native form, biopolymers may not be able to provide all the desired properties for a particular application.

However, their sensitivity to moisture and limitations in application solids pose challenges to coating formulators. Low solids might require multiple coats to be applied to obtain full coverage and while crosslinkers can be used to improve moisture sensitivity, they shorten the pot-life of a coating and may increase viscosity.

Advantages of Biopolymers

Coating formulators often struggle with balancing opposing end-use performance properties and costs, while staying within the confines of regulatory and/or process limitations.

Viscosity Limitations
Water Resistance
Moisture Vapor Resistance
Costs
Solvent Resistance
Oil Resistance
Coat Weight Limitations

SNP hybrid polymers are engineered polysaccharides that balance product performance and cost. By combining the benefits of different polysaccharide chemistries, SNP Inc. has created a unique set of products for formulators to use.

If you are a formulator seeking an all natural solution to a challenging coating application problem, contact the experts at SNP Inc. today!