EPDLA – European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association


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, 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:

 

Applications

Water based Polymer dispersions and lattices 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.

 

Legislation

  • Environment & Chemical policy
  • Consumer applications:
    – Food Contact Materials
    – Drinking Water
    – Cosmetics Packaging
    – Toys
  • Air Quality
  • Biocides

 

CHAIR

R. Schulz (Celanese)

 

SUBSTANCES 

Core substances: Polymer dispersions and latex

 

MEMBERSHIP

16 Members:
Alberdingk Boley GmbH (DE), Arkema (FR), BASF SE (DE), Celanese Emulsions GmbH (DE), CH-Polymers Oy (FI), Covestro (DE), Dow (FR), DSM Resins BV (NL), Eastman Chemical BV (NL), EOC Belgium NV (BE), Nuplex Resins BV (NL), Organik Kimya San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. (TR), Resiquímica (PT), Synthomer Ltd (GB), Vinavil S.p.A. (IT), Wacker Chemie AG (DE)

 

OBJECTIVES

Promote the safe manufacture, transportation, distribution, handling and use of waterborne polymer dispersions and lattices, in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines.

 

 

For more information:

TEAM

Sector Group Manager

Flore Cognat
+32.2.676.72.03
fco@cefic.be

Assistant

Karin Coiffard
+32.2.676.74.93
kco@cefic.be