EPDLA, the European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association (Cefic Sector Group) is dedicated to promote the safe manufacture, transportation, distribution, handling and use of waterborne polymer dispersions and lattices and powders made thereof, in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines. EPDLA members are committed to Responsible Care® principles and have implemented risk management measures accordingly.
Polymer dispersions are mixtures, which consist mainly of water and high molecular weight polymer particles. The polymer dispersions technology has been used safely and successfully for more than 50 years and has contributed to a significant reduction in the release of organic solvents in the environment.
Schematic Polymer Dispersion production process:
Water based Polymer dispersions and lattices and redispersible powders made thereof, can be used as binder in various applications such as:
Adhesives, Food Packaging, Non Woven, Paper & Board, Surface Coatings, Carpet Backing, Glass Fiber, Paints and Plasters.
M. Klatt (BASF SE)
Vice-Presidents: L. aan de Meulen (Synthomer B.V.) & F. Abbà (Vinavil S.p.A.)
Core substances: polymer dispersions and lattices and redispersible powders
Alberdingk Boley GmbH (DE), Allnex Belgium SA/NV (BE), Arkema (FR), BASF SE (DE), Celanese GmbH (DE), CH-Polymers Oy (FI), Covestro (DE), Dow (FR), EOC Belgium NV (BE), EPS BV (NL), Organik Kimya San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. (TR), Solenis GmbH (CH), Synthomer Ltd (GB), Trinseo (DE), Vinavil S.p.A. (IT), Wacker Chemie AG (DE)
Promote the safe manufacture, transportation, distribution, handling and use of waterborne polymer dispersions and lattices and redispersible powders made thereof, in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines.
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EPDLA publications on Microplatics: