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Emulsion Paints

Emulsion paints are basically water-based paint principally used for internal as well as an external surface coating of the building. Emulsion paints are exceptionally durable, impermeable to dirt, resistant to washing and quick drying. They are also easy to clean.

Emulsion paint typically consists of pigment, resin, solvent, and additives. As compared to oil-based paint, working with emulsion paint is far better. Many homeowners find it efficient and easy-to-use.

It consists of tiny polymer particles within which the pigments are trapped. The particles are suspended in water, then as the paint dries the particles fuse together creating a film of paint on the wall.

An acrylic emulsion is a milky white polymeric emulsion, mainly produced with acrylic monomer undergoing polymerisation, using an initiator in presence of emulsifier with water as a solvent. Acrylic emulsion possesses excellent adhesive and waterproofing properties, which can be used in the textile industry, such as for non-woven fabrics, flannelette blankets and lamination.

Selected products can also be used in civil engineering for applications such as cement mortar, caulking and elastic cement.

Pros of Emulsion Paint

· Emulsion paint lasts up to four to five years.

· Less offensive smell.

· Does not dry or crack in sunlight.

· Emulsion paint does not peel off when wet.

· It is washable.

· Colour is fairly fade resistant.


Use emulsion paint on walls, ceilings, brick, plaster, concrete, wood and metal. It is also widely used by artists.

Market Outlook

The acrylic emulsion market is expected to grow in the coming years. Growing disposable incomes has led to consumers spending noticeably more on superior quality paints and coatings, which is in-turn boosting the demand for acrylic emulsions in coatings and paints in the global market.

The recovery of the infrastructural development and construction sectors across many economies is also supporting the growth of the global acrylic emulsions market.

The market for acrylic paints is also expected to grow in the near future due to the rise in global infrastructure. The increase in construction activity is expected to raise the demand for paint in the near future. The acrylic market is rising due to consumer confidence and its affordability. Acrylic paints are preferred coatings for external home structures especially during the wet season as they are water resistant, hence the demand is bound to increase.

Global Acrylic Emulsions Market Segmentation

The global acrylic emulsions market is driven primarily by the widespread use in making in adhesives and sealants, construction additives, paper coatings, and paints and coatings. The ability to enhance the processing ability, boost performance, and improve the appearance of various end products are some of the factors leading to the growing interest in acrylic emulsions.

The acrylic emulsions market is forecast to reach $8.94 billion by 2022 from $6.03 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 8.2% during (2017-2022) driven by the growing demand for acrylic emulsions in various paints & coatings and adhesives & sealants applications, especially in the pressure sensitive adhesive applications segment.

The market is led by North America and Asia-Pacific in terms of value. The Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region with growth centred on India and China. In emerging markets, the coatings application is projected to drive the acrylic emulsions market.

For more information on emulsions and supply for the local market contact Chemgrit Coatings or

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