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Synthomer introduces new Litex SX grade for EIFS reinforcement fabrics

LITEX SX 591 complements Synthomer´s broad range of water-based XSBR latex binders for the manufacture of glass mesh reinforcement products.

26th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ossett


Synthomer, the leading producer of emulsion polymers, introduces its LITEX SX 591 water based binder for the manufacture of glass fibre fabrics used for EIFS/ETICS applications. It is said to offer excellent properties for both fast and cost efficient production and the on-site application of the final product.

Saving energy for the heating and cooling of buildings will continue to be a key focus in achieving climate change objectives, the company reports. Therefore, better insulated buildings using more environmentally friendly and cost effective products and technologies will be essential.

Synthomer continues to support the industry providing smarter polymers for many products in use in the construction sector.


LITEX SX 591 is a coater ready binder for glass fibre fabrics finishing. It complements Synthomer´s broad range of water-based XSBR latex binders for the manufacture of glass mesh reinforcement products used for building insulations systems known as EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing system) or ETICS (external thermal insulation composite systems).

It is said to have excellent adhesion to mineral substrates and outstanding wetting performance, according to the manufacturer. After drying and curing the polymer forms a tack-free, strong and reliable film with excellent water and alkali resistance.

Application testing

Application testing has proven excellent runability, especially for the commonly used off-line coating which supports cost effective production cycles.

With the option to blend the new grade with softer or harder latex grades, Synthomer offers a comprehensive and very flexible system designed to ensure cost efficient and reliable product development and manufacturing to the fibre bonding industry.


Synthomer is one of the leading producers of emulsion polymers, serving customers across a broad range of industrial, construction materials, automotive, consumer and healthcare markets.

Synthomer is a FTSE 250 listed company with headquarters in the UK. Today it employs 2,000 people with manufacturing plants, technology centres and sales offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the USA.

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