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Dispersions & additives > for architectural coatings and Paintsa

Architectural coatings: Acronal®, Luhydran®, Lumiten®, Collacral®, Latekoll®, Basophob®, Pigmentdisperser, Ultradispers®, Lusolvan® and Plastilit® types
Polymer dispersions based on pure acrylics and styrene acrylics as well as additives are BASF's raw materials for architectural coatings. BTC offers BASF's high-class polymer dispersions and additives that are used as architectural coatings raw materials in combination with other components to produce ready-to-use products such as paints, wood stains or textured finishes.

The environmentally friendly products are trendsetters in nearly all segments of architectural coatings. They serve mainly as a protection against climatic influences and for decorative purpose.

The variety and difference of the building materials and surface textures as well as the climatic conditions require a variety of different properties for the raw materials depending on the specific application. BTC's technical know-how and service portfolio enable us to solve your specific problems.

  • Tinters and deep-tone paints
    Deep-tone paints are fully formulated; tinters are highly pigmented polymer emulsions. Detailed information on tinters and deep-tone paints are available on the BASF website.
  • Concrete protection coatings
    Concrete protection coatings must protect the building or construction from the effects of moisture and prevent further carbonation of concrete. Detailed information on concrete protection coatings is available on the BASF website.
  • Silicate paints polymer stabilized
    Silicate/dispersion paints are mainly used as decorative exterior coatings with good water vapour transmition. Detailed information onsilicate paints polymer stabilized are available on the BASF website.
  • Flexible coatings
    Flexible coatings must permanently protect the building or construction from the effect of moisture at all temperatures. Detailed information on flexible coatings is available on the BASF website.
  • Architectural finishes
    Both pure acrylic and acrylic/styrene dispersions are used in the formulation of architectural finishes. The choice of binder must take into account the climatic conditions. Detailed information on architectural finishes is available on the BASF website.
  • Primers
    Primers are used to improve the adhesion of additional coats on various substrates and prevent the bleeding of constituents out of wood. Detailed information on primers is available on the BASF website.
  • Wood paints
    Opaque wood paints decorate and provide long-term protection to the objects they coat. Detailed information on wood paints is available on the BASF website.
  • Wood stains
    Transparent wood stains protect wooden objects against excessive moisture, UV-light and damaging fungal growth. Detailed information on wood stains is available on the BASF website.
  • Interior paints
    Interior paints are mainly matt with high abrasion resistance; solvent-free formulations are also gaining significance. There is a greater trend towards interior paints (latex paints) with more gloss for high-quality wall coverings. Detailed information on interior paints is available on the BASF website.
  • Gloss and satin latex paints
    Most all-porpous gloss and satin latex paints are made using pure acrylic dispersions. Higher levels of gloss can be achieved with acrylic/styrene dispersions and our new hybrid technology. For further information on our high gloss paints, please visit
  • Textured finishes
    In dispersion based textured finishes, fillers and pigments are bound by a polymer resin (preferably acrylate/styrene). Detailed information on textured finishes is available on the BASF website.
  • Exterior insulation finishes systems EIFS
    Thermal insulating material is preferably applied to the exterior of buildings. Bonding to the structure and surface protection by textured finishes based on polymer dispersions. Detailed information on exterior insulation finishes systems EIFS are available on the BASF website.
  • Additives
    Additives for the formulation of dispersion based paints, finishes and protective coatings improve pigment dispersion, filmformation, viscosity or water repellance. In addition our additives are used to modify, e.g. defoam or thicken products from the construction chemical range. Detailed information on additives is available on the BASF website.

To get more information about architectural coatings please see also our Architectural coatings industry page.


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