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Get alkyd solvent-like properties plus low VOC from this versatile alkyd emulsion binder.

Synaqua® 4804 offers a low VOC options for developing the highest gloss products with the feel of a solvent based alkyd.

Synaqua® 4804 is an APEO and ammonia free short oil alkyd emulsion designed for use in a wide variety of coatings in which performance similar to solvent based alkyds are desired. It offers the coatings formulator a low VOC option to develop the highest gloss products while giving the application feel of a solvent based alkyd.

Typical applications

  • High gloss trim paints
  • Wall and ceiling paints from flats to high gloss
  • Interior/ exterior primers for wood and metal
  • Direct-to-metal coatings with anticorrosive properties
  • Transparent and semi-transparent stains

Polymer design

  • Short oil alkyd
  • APEO and ammonia-free
  • Low VOC capable < 50 g/L
Painting window trim

Performance benefits

  • High gloss potential and excellent gloss retention
  • Very good hardness
  • Quick dry time
  • Low yellowing
  • Good stability with anticorrosive pigments
  • Good application characteristics
  • Outstanding resin for blending with other technologies, including styrene acrylics, acrylics and polyurethane dispersions

Typical properties

Total solids, % 50±1.0
Viscosity, CPS 300
Density 8.9
pH 7.0
Color Milky white
Solvent Water

Performance comparison

The film performance of Synaqua®  4804 waterborne alkyd was compared to the performance of two commercially-available waterborne alkyds.

Competitor A
Polyurethane modified, medium oil alkyd emulsion

Competitor B
Alkyd acrylic hybrid

Gloss

  • Synaqua® 4804 offers very high 20° gloss potential
  • Synaqua® 4804 displayed better 20° gloss than the two competitive products
Chart: Synaqua® 4804 displayed better gloss than two competitive products

Yellowing

  • Yellowing evaluated upon film exposure to ammonia vapor environment
  • Synaqua® 4804 shows slightly better performance than Competitor B and significantly better yellowing resistance than Competitor A
Chart: Synaqua 4804 displayed better yellowing resistance than two competitive products.

Dry time

  • Synaqua® 4804 has a dry time comparable to Competitor A; faster dry hard than Competitor B
Chart: Synaqua 4804 displayed dry time comparable to or better than than two competitive products

Hardness

  • Synaqua® 4804 offers good hardness development for typical decorative trim enamel applications
Chart: Synaqua 4804 offers good hardness development for decorative trim applications.

Block resistance

  • Synaqua® 4804 develops good block resistance similar to competitive waterborne alkyd resins
Chart: Synaqua® develops good block resistance similar to competitive waterborne alkyd resins

Adhesion

  • Synaqua® 4804 offers good multi-substrate adhesion characteristics on both wet and dry adhesion
Chart: Synaqua® 4804 offers good wet and dry multi-substrate adhesion.

Scrub resistance

  • Synaqua® 4804 shows good scrub resistance potential compared to competitive waterborne alkyds
Chart: scrub resistance relative to Synaqua® 4804

Washability

  • Synaqua® 4804 shows good overall washability performance
Chart: Synaqua® 4804 shows good washability, compared to competitiors.

Gloss retention: UVA/condensation exposure, 20 degreed gloss

Chart: Synaqua® 4804 shows favorable 20 degree gloss retention over a three week period.

Gloss retention: UVA/condensation exposure 60 degree gloss

Chart: Synaqua® 4804 shows favorable 60 degree gloss retiention over a three week period.

Summary

Synaqua® 4804 offers the coatings formulator a waterborne alkyd technology that has broad formulation capability and outstanding performance.

 

Highlighted performance properties:

  • Excellent high gloss potential and gloss retention
  • Very good hardness
  • Quick dry time
  • Low yellowing
  • Good stability with anticorrosive pigments
  • Excellent application characteristics
  • Very good adhesion to a variety of substrates
  • Outstanding resin for blending with other technologies - Styrene acrylics
  • Acrylics
  • PUD dispersions

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