Take to the floor with flexible solutions
Popular vinyl flooring needs flexibility, rigidity, durability and a solid bond to the subfloor. At Dow, we work with our partners to find the best flooring solutions, including:
- Additives that make processing easier, boost the material’s ruggedness and enable manufacturers to develop new designs for a continuously evolving market
- Additives for luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) and for conventional, rigid, foam core and solid core LVTs
- Adhesives that keep vinyl flooring in place for years of foot traffic
Additives that help achieve optimal flooring performance
With the right additives, PVC-based manufacturers can differentiate product performance and increase productivity through compounding efficiency and formulating advances. Acrylic processing aids and impact modifiers are used widely in vinyl flooring. Processing aids provide improved processing and performance, while impact modifiers provide enhanced impact resistance. Foam processing aids are used to develop next-generation foam core LVTs.
Adhesives for a firm footing
For your flooring adhesive challenges, depend on Dow’s full range of materials and decades of formulating experience to help develop solutions that meet the industry’s ever-changing design trends and performance demands. The portfolio includes cellulose ethers, redispersible latex powder, silicone-based hydrophobic powders and acrylic polymer emulsions.
Acrylic polymer emulsions can help with strong adhesion to a variety of substrates, good peel adhesion, shear stability and more. Styrene acrylic polymers help formulate nail-free construction adhesives for interior and exterior applications. For industrial applications requiring exceptional performance, polyurethane materials for adhesive solutions can enable fast cure, excellent flexibility, outstanding bond strength and more.
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