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An environmentally friendly binder system with superior performance

Styrene maleic anhydride copolymers are available as fully formulated, ready-to-use, thermosetting binder systems which can be used in many applications such as glass/stonewool insulation, automotive insulation and glass fiber mats for non- woven applications such as vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing shingles. Other applications include filtration media and backing of gypsum boards.

These thermosetting binder systems are no added formaldehyde binder systems used as an alternative to acrylic and phenolic resins. They exhibit good wet strength as well as excellent moisture resistance and strength after curing which justify among other benefits their superior performance. XIRAN® binder systems were specifically designed to meet end users demands and they do not emit VOC’s such as phenol or formaldehyde during the manufacturing process and its subsequent use.

Moreover, styrene maleic anhydride hydrolyzed solutions (XIRAN® SL) have good adhesion to glass and are compatible with natural materials like starch and soya proteins. They are used to improve performance of other systems such as Phenol-Formaldehyde, Urea-Formaldehyde, Melamine Formaldehyde systems or other types of no added formaldehyde systems.