KVIS polyisobutylene's are used as a functional component in many special purpose paints and coatings.
 
The notable advantages of polyisobutylene in such applications include
 
» Water resistance
» Low colour
» Plasticization of the final film
» Excellent adhesion and
» Ability to replace volatile solvents
 
Manufacturing costs can be lowered using polyisobutylene emulsion formulations and inclusion of polyisobutylene's in the formulation helps to improve water repellency than the commercial acrylic-based systems.
 
KVIS polyisobutylene's can be employed in the following coating applications:
 
» Hot-applied thermoplastic road marking paints
» Masonry paints (as an environmentally acceptable alternative to chlorinated plasticizer) and
» Waterproofing protection for porous substrates such as wood or concrete