As a leading supplier of nonionic, anionic, cationic, amphoteric and polymeric products, Huntsman has one of the broadest ranges of surfactants in the global emulsion polymerization market. Our surfactants are essential ingredients in the production of high-quality emulsion polymers used to create paints, coatings, plastics, rubber goods, adhesives, printing inks and textile backings. They play a critical role in plastic processing, shaping particle distribution, product stability and latex film properties. This in turn can affect the physical properties of polymers and dispersions, bringing about positive changes to surface tension, gloss, opacity, pigment tint strength, adhesion, water resistance and finished film durability. The dispersion is stabilized via adsorption of surfactants while additives such as protective colloids, buffers and chain transfer agents can also be used to modify and control the final effects.