4-Vinylpyridine in Coatings

4-Vinylpyridine (4VP) is used in multiple end applications within the coatings space. It can be found in paints and inks, automotive paint, and specialty plastics. 

Vinylpyridines provide a unique set of properties to wide range of applications due to good thermal stability, chemical stability, mild basicity, mild pH trigger, and compatibility with most polymerization techniques.


Coatings and Inks

4-Vinylpyridine is a high performing component of polymeric dispersants, that promotes stable dye dispersion. The unique properties of flexibility and hydrophobic/hydrophilic balance of the 4-vinylpyridine polymer chain raise the performance bar for inks and coatings.

Automotive Paint

4-Vinylpyridine in premium automotive finishes. 

Specialty Plastics

Because of their high temperature stability, good porosity, and excellent chelation by the pyridine ring, 4-vinylpyridine based polymers find use as carriers for metal catalysts for many industrial reactions and in specialty plastic manufacturing.


Typical Properties

Acid Value
Hydroxyl Value
Saponification Value
Iodine Value
Melt Point (°C)
Specific Gravity

Values shown in the above table are typical properties.

Application Highlights

Paints and Inks

Promotes stable dye dispersion

Automotive Paint

Offers high temperature stability

Specialty Plastics

Acts as a BPA catalyst

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