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Abex® range

Enhance performance in architectural coatings with Syensqo’s non-ionic specialty emulsifier surfactants

Specially formulated emulsifier

Abex® range of specialty emulsifiers are designed to improve the performance of emulsion polymers formulated into waterborne architectural coatings, waterborne industrial coatings and adhesives. These specially formulated emulsifiers can be used in a wide range of polymer systems, such as all acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, vinyl veova, etc. They provide significant performance improvement, including small particle size control, grit reduction and stability of pre-monomer emulsion,among others. Because they are specially formulated emulsifiers, in most cases, they can be used as a sole emulsifier.


  • What is a nonionic surfactant?

A nonionic surfactant is a basic surfactant that is neutral, or without charge.

  • What is emulsion polymerization?

Emulsion polymerization is a type of polymerization that starts when polymers, monomers or surfactants are incorporated into water. Polymer particles are suspended in liquid.

Abex® applications

Effective emulsion polymerization surfactants for a wide range of final applications:

  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Paper
  • Textile, ect.


Abex® benefits

Abex® offers excellent chemical stability to deliver the following benefits:

  1. Reduction  in the number of emulsifiers
  2. Suitability for a wide range of polymer systems: all acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic and vinyl veova
  3. Small particle size control
  4. Stability improvement in pre-monomer emulsion, mechanical, chemical and freeze thaw
  5. Grit reduction
colorful coatings
Extremely small particles size control

Abex® 2005

Particle size control and stabilization

Abex® 2535 & Abex® 2545

APE-free anionic emulsifier

Abex® 2020

Metal cans with color paint
APE-free nonionic surfactant

Abex® 2525/40 & Abex® 2515