Switching From Solvent-Based to Water-Based Coatings – Road Marking

Posted : 01 September 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Concerns over VOC and HAP emissions, storage, flammability and employee health have spurred the switch from solvent-based to water-based coatings in the modern industry. Switching can lower your carbon footprint, improve the health of your workplace, demonstrate to buyers that you are forward thinking, and reduce your vulnerability to government regulations related to solvent-based coatings, all while reducing cost.


An important feature of road-marking paints is the speed at which they dry after application, since this dictates the level of disruption required to road traffic in order to be able to apply them. Such paints have traditionally been based on resins dissolved in organic solvents. Besides being pricey and potentially polluting to the environment, rapid evaporation exposes workers to potential health hazards. Because of this, the development of more environmentally friendly road-markings is desired.
Aristek’s solution to this is GP-1109, a water-based road-marking binder. It is an APEO free, self-crosslinked pure acrylic emulsion polymer. Besides its fast-drying (under 30 minutes) property, GP-1109 based paints are hard, have good adhesion, high durability, and does not crack easily.

General Properties of GP 1109
Solid content, % 55 +/- 1
Viscosity, cps 100 – 1000
pH 8.5 – 9.5
TG, oC 35

GP-1109 is ready to be applied to airport runways and aprons, parking lots, bicycle track, etc.


PT. Aristek Highpolymer through its GREENPOL / GP series continually challenge the perception that water-based paints cannot perform as well as solvent-based ones in tests measuring qualities such as durability, gloss and feel, etc. As water-based coatings will become the standard in most applications, GREENPOL in its development offers solutions to the demand of various industries including coating, construction, adhesive, textile, etc.