Tackifiers are materials added to rubber mixes to increase the surface tack of the rubber. Traditional tackifiers are usually made of resinious materials but for latex processing most are either emulsions or dispersions.
Struktol® LT 159 is a resin dispersion that has been specially developed and optimized for use with natural and synthetic latices in a wide array of applications. Unfortunately, a classical emulsion does not always suffice as particle size and quantity in combination with the type of surfactants present each influence the tack. Struktol® LT 357 and Struktol® LT 359 are part of a new generation of tackifier dispersions with a very fine particle size and are well suited for high performance applications, e. g. water-based adhesive systems.