Lanphos PS10 stands out as a potent emulsifier suitable for a broad spectrum of polymer systems, notably serving as a primary emulsifier without the requirement for a secondary surfactant for system stabilization. As a versatile emulsifier, it remains the top choice for formulators. Beyond delivering exceptionally small particle sizes, it incorporates an inherent stabilizer system, effectively averting the re-agglomeration of polymer particles.

Functions: Emulsifier

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Acrylics, Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA), Styrene Butyl Acrylate (SBA)

Features: Good Stability, Prevents Re-agglomeration, Water Soluble

End Uses: Building Materials, Carpet Backing, Nonwovens

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Applications & Uses

Plastics & Elastomers End Uses

Lanphos PS10 can be used across a wide range of different polymer systems and offers sub-micron particle sizes and excellent stability, examples are:
Stirene - Butyl Acrylates
Stirene acrylic copolymer dispersions are used in a variety of industrial and consumer end-use applications, including:

  • Architectural decorative coatings
  • Adhesives and fillers
  • Glass fiber binder applications, such as wall coverings
Shear Stability Analysis Particle size initial μm

Particle size after shear μm

Typical system - without stabilizer 0.207 99.8
Lanphos PS10 0.245 0.227

Vinyl Acetate Homopolymer (PVA)
Polyvinyl acetate homopolymer emulsions, often called PVAc or occasionally PVA homopolymers. Polyvinyl acetate is synthesized by the emulsion polymerisation of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM).

PVAc emulsions are best known for their use in wood glues or school glues due to their strong adhesion properties. However, PVAc
emulsions are also widely used in many industrial and consumer end-use applications:

  • Water-based adhesives
  • Carpet backings
  • Paper and paperboard coatings
  • Carpet backings
  • Building and construction products
Shear Stability Analysis Particle size initial μm

Particle size after shear μm

Typical system - without stabilizer 0.147 18.6
Lanphos PS10 0.149 0.145


Physical Form
Clear pale straw liquid free from foreign matter (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Critical Micelle Concentration12.1mg/L-
Flash Pointmin. 150°CClosed Cup
Pour Pointmax. 0°C-
Solid Content24.0 - 26.0%-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.04--
Surface Tension (at 0.1% aqueous)36.7mN/m-
Viscosity (at 25°C)approx. 1000cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Colormax. 150Hazen-
Free Non-ionic Contentmax. 4.5%-
pH (5% aqueous)9.0 - 11.0--

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Lanphos PS10 can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s and 200kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Lanphos PS10 in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination.
  • Lanphos PS10 can separate on standing and at low temperatures.
  • May require agitation and warming prior to use.