An acrylic emulsion specifically designed to furnish nonwovens with excellent resiliency. This soft binder adheres well to polyester, nylon and cellulosic fibers and also has good durability to washing and dry cleaning. It is suitable as a general purpose binder for hygiene and medical nonwovens applications, interlinings, wet wipes, and high loft nonwoven applications. The bonded webs also maintain excellent color stability and flexibility on exposure to sunlight and high temperatures. After 200 hours of exposure in a Fade-Ometer, samples bonded with it did not deteriorate or discolor, whereas webs bonded with nitrile polymers were stiff and brown after only 18 hours.