Hauthane L-3838 is a hard, pre-coalesced, NMP-free, APEO-free, alcohol-resistant, aliphatic polyester, water-borne polyurethane dispersion.

Chemical Family: Polyurethanes (PU)

End Uses: Top Coat

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces: Cement, Metal, Plastics, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Wood

Features: Alcohol Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Excellent Adhesion, Good Gloss Retention, Improved Flexibility, Improved Hardness, UV Resistance

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Suggested Use

Hauthane L-3838 was developed for use on flexible and rigid PVC and other plastic substrates. It may also be formulated to provide gloss topcoats on cementatious, metal and wood substrates. This product exhibits superior chemical resistance properties, while maintaining excellent flexibility and gloss retention characteristics.

Product Applications

Hauthane L-3838 may be used as a sole vehicle or blended with acrylic emulsions for spray or brush applications. Rheology modifications can be made with associative thickeners for alternative application methods.


Hauthane L-3838 may be dried at ambient temperatures. Typical oven drying temperatures and dwell times for aqueous coatings are sufficient to produce optimal film properties.


Physical Form
Physical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Solid Content34 - 35%-
Viscosity50 - 500cPs-
pH7.5 - 10.0--
Softening Point365°F-
Volatile Organic Compounds (as Supplied)127gm/l-
Tensile Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
100% Modulus (Tested at 20 Inches/minute)5200psi-
200% Modulus (Tested at 20 Inches/minute)NApsi-
300% Modulus (Tested at 20 Inches/minute)NApsi-
Elongation (Tested at 20 Inches/minute)150%-
Ultimate Tensile Strength (Tested at 20 Inches/minute)8000psi-
Product Characteristics
  • Partially pre-coalesced
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Exceptional alcohol resistance
  • Superior adhesion to PVC
  • Contains dipropylene glycol dimethyl ether (DMM), dipropylene glycol methyl ether (DPM), diethylene glycol monobutyl (DB) co-solvent blend

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