MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH — Specialty chemicals distributor dar-tech inc., Maple Heights, Ohio, 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 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.

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