Nychem® Specialty Nitrile Latexes

Specialty Emulsions for Niche Applications

CVC is the premier North American manufacturer of specialty butadiene, nitrile, and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene emulsions. These emulsions cover a comprehensive line of products that provide a combination of properties that are superior to other polymers like flexibility, chemical and abrasion resistance, toughness, temperature tolerance. These products are tailored to various applications based on the main monomers, functional monomers and surfactant type.

  • Gaskets – Used as the polymer binder, Nychem latex imparts sealability, crush/creep resistance, chemical and fuel resistance and temperature resistance to prevent aging
  • Paper Coatings – Nychem latex is used as a top coating to resist water, grease, and abrasion and to increase the strength of the cellulose fibers. Some grades are used for barrier/release coatings.
  • Textile Coatings – Nychem latex imparts chemical and abrasion resistance, soft hand, oil resistance, tear strength and puncture strength.
  • Adhesives – Nychem latex can be applied as a wet laminating adhesive to many substrates including plastic, aluminum, cellophane, concrete, glass, paper, phenolic, polyester, natural rubber, nitrile rubber, SP rubber, steel, wood, leather, polyurethane, nylon and cotton. They can also be used to bond various materials in heat-seal applications.
  • Coal Tar/Asphalt Sealants – Adding Nychem latex to a sealant formulation can provide thickening, oil and gas resistance, film flexibility and improved drying time.
  • Masking Tape & Abrasion Paper – Adding Nychem latex can impart durability, solvent and water resistance, internal bonds, and tear resistance.

Butadiene-based latexes may be vulcanized to further improve properties such as tensile strength and elastic recovery. Additionally, certain grades incorporate functional monomers for crosslinking.

For more than 50 years, the Nychem® product line was sold under the Hycar® brand, which was well known for its quality and superior technology foundation. Emerald rebranded the product line following the divestiture of the business from its predecessor company. These products are manufactured at our ISO-9001 certified operation in Akron, Ohio.

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Specialty Latex

Product Description Latex Viscosity, cP @ 25°C (Max)pHTotal Solids, wt. % Link
Nychem® 1562 1562X28 with modified antioxidant package. 10010.0-11.040-42 View Product
Nychem® 1562X160 High surface tension, low surfactant, medium nitrile ABS latex. 159.8-10.434-36 View Product
Nychem® 1563 Low acrylonitrile non-carboxylated ABS latex. 1009.8-10.740-42 View Product
Nychem® 1581 Process variant of 1581X8. 457.5-8.543-64 View Product
Nychem® 1800X73 High surface tension, low surfactant styrene butadiene latex. 1008.0-10.038-42 View Product
Nychem® 1871X3 Low surfactant, carboxylated medium nitrile latex. 408.0-9.043-46 View Product
Nychem® 2570X59 High solids carboxylated styrene butadiene latex. 2007.0-8.051-54 View Product
Nychem® 552 High solids blend of butadiene acrylonitrile latex with polyvinyl chloride latex. Excellent release coat properties. 10010.0-11.054-57 View Product
Nychem® N2000 Highly carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex with low acrylonitrile level. Synthetic surfactant. Works well for thin nitrile gloves. 608.0-9.040-44 View Product
Nychem® N4000M Highly carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex with high acrylonitrile level. Synthetic surfactant. Works well for industrial nitrile gloves. 758.0-9.041-43 View Product
Nychem® 1561X604 Low foam, medium nitrile ABS latex. High tensile resin. 10010.0 - 11.033-35 View Product
Nychem® Poly4000 Polybutadiene homopolymer used in plastics impact modification and specialty adhesives. 3008.0 - 9.044-46 View Product
Nychem® 1561 FDA approved version of 1561x87. Fatty acid stabilized. 7510.0-11.040-42 View Product

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Product Description Latex Viscosity, cP @ 25°C (Max)pHTotal Solids, wt. % Link
Nychem® 1562X170 Standard non-carboxylated medium nitrile ABS latex. Rosin acid stabilized. 2010.0-11.033-35 View Product
Nychem® 1570X75 Very soft ABS latex. Synthetic surfactant. 1007.5-8.539-42 View Product
Nychem® 1577 Non-carboxylated medium nitrile ABS latex with high Tg. Fatty acid stabilized. 7010.0-11.039-42 View Product
Nychem® 1578X1 Carboxylated reactive medium nitrile ABS latex with high Tg. Synthetic surfactant. 2007.5-8.546-49 View Product

High Acrylonitrile

Product Description Latex Viscosity, cP @ 25°C (Max)pHTotal Solids, wt. % Link
Nychem® 1561X87 Non-carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex.Rosin acid surfactant. Good for beater addition. 1710.0-11.039-41 View Product
Nychem® 1561X98 Tougher version of 1561X87. 1710.0-11.039-41 View Product
Nychem® 1571X12 Carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Synthetic surfactant with good mechanical stability and toughness. 607.5-9.043-45 View Product
Nychem® 1581X8 Carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex that works well in phenol blends. Synthetic surfactant. 458-8.542-46 View Product

Medium Acrylonitrile

Product Description Latex Viscosity, cP @ 25°C (Max)pHTotal Solids, wt. % Link
Nychem® 1552 High solids non-carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Fatty acid stabilized. 50010.0-11.052-54 View Product
Nychem® 1562X103 Softer version of 1562X28 with rosin acid stabilization. Soft textile coating. Good adhesive properties. 10010.0-11.040-42 View Product
Nychem® 1562X117 Non-carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Specialty surfactant, high surface tension. 2510.0-11.040-42 View Product
Nychem® 1562X28 Non-carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Fatty acid surfactant. 1009.5-11.040-42 View Product
Nychem® 1570X79 Highly carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Synthetic surfactant. 607.9-9.040-44 View Product
Nychem® 1572 High solids reactive carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Synthetic surfactant. 906.8-7.649-51 View Product
Nychem® 1572X32 High solids reactive butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Synthetic surfactant. Good all around properties. 1006.0-8.046-48 View Product
Nychem® 1572X64 High solids reactive butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Modified version of 1572X32 with additional stabilizer. Good all around properties. 956.0-7.046-48 View Product
Nychem® XPE 140 Low soap carboxylated butadiene acrylonitrile latex. Excellent water resistance. 707.9-8.540-43 View Product

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