Major Acrylate Monomers

Acrylate monomers include ethyl acrylate, ethylene-methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, 2-chloroethyl vinyl ether, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate, trimethylolpropane triacrylate (TMPTA).

tert-Butyl Methacrylate (TBMA)

High Tg monomer (107 C) similar to MMA (105C), but with substantially better solubility parameter for higher solids content, lower viscosity resins and better compatibility
with leaner oxygenated solvents
Imparts dramatic UV and moisture resistance to resins for superior gloss retention

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ISOBORNYL ACRYLATE (IBXA)

Primarily used as a diluent monomer in radiation curable formulations to increase abrasion resistance, gloss and hardness. IBXA is a low viscosity (2.6 cps), High Tg (94 deg C) monomer. Useful in conventional coating and adhesive resins for increasing Tg where methacrylate monomers are not reactive enough. Low color (< 30 APHA) and no phenothiazine (PTZ) present

TETRAHYDROFURFURYL ACRYLATE (THFA)

  • Low viscosity (2.8 cps) Cyclic Ether functional Diluent monomer with excellent solvency with other monomers and oligomers
  • Has moderate Tg (-12 deg C) compared to ethylene glycol ether based monomers
  • Highest purity (> 97%) available commercially worldwide, also results in a lower irritation index compared to competitors. Draize or primary irritation Index
  • (P.I.I) of 5.0 for moderate irritation allows its in UV curable formulations

PHENOXYETHYL ACRYLATE (PEA)

  • Aromatic diluent monomer for uv/eb curing applications
  • Low viscosity (3.3 cps) and low Tg (-22 deg C) monomer
  • More compatible with hydrophobic and/or organophilic resins and monomers than other ether functional diluent monomers
  • Highest purity ( > 98%) available commercially

4-HYDROXYBUTYL ACRYLATE (4HBA)

also known as 1,4-butanediol monoacrylate low tg hydroxy monomer (-32 deg c) for increased flexibility and softness. Chain length of pendant hydroxy group in 4hba is almost twice that of  hea/hpa low diacrylate content (< .5%) prevents unwanted gelation, viscosity increases or crosslinking hydroxy acrylate can be used as is in uv/eb curing formulations (draize or p.i.i.= 3.0) or to end cap specialty urethane oligomers

Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol Monoacrylate
(MPEG 400 Acrylate or MPEG550 Acrylate)

These monomers impart a Hydrophilic Polyethylene Glycol chain onto acrylic polymers with a low Diacrylate content. High Diacrylate content can lead to gelation or unwanted crosslinking. Useful for waterborne coatings and adhesives with two molecular weights to choose from: 550 or 400

Stearyl Acrylate (STA)

Stearyl Acrylate is a soft waxy monomer used to impart hydrophobicity into acrylic or other resins. The monomer melts around 30C, so normally users would have to melt the monomer from the drums to use. Our product is almost exclusively the C18 Ester (97% min.) with lesser amounts of C16 (1.5% max) and C20 (1.0% max) Esters. Useful in hydrophobic coatings (conventional and radcure), textile treatments, and release coatings

Polybutadiene Diacrylate (BAC-45)

BAC-45 is a specialty Oligomer that can impart both Elastomeric and Hydrophobicity into polymer systems. Molecular weight is around 3,000 and is available as a clear viscous liquid. Non-hazardous and TSCA listed

1,9-Nonanediol Diacrylate (Viscoat 260)

  • Viscoat 260 is a new monomer that is now on TSCA
  • Low shrinkage and excellent crosslinking ability
  • Low irritancy monomer (P.I.I. = 2.0) to replace 1,6-Hexanediol Diacrylate (HDDA) in UV formulations
  • Low viscosity (21 mPa*s @ 25C) for use as a diluent monomer
  • Resins have excellent water resistance and good flexibility

Methacrylic Monomers

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is a monomer that’s also known as methacrylic acid, methyl ester. A key building block for acrylic-based polymers, MMA has applications that include safety glazing, exterior paints, vinyl impact modifiers, adhesives, illuminated light displays, and more.

Methyl methacrylate monomer readily polymerizes to form high molecular weight homopolymers and copolymers.

The principal use for MMA monomer is to form polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) homopolymer for the production of cast and extruded acrylic sheets. These cast PMMA sheeting products exhibit good optical clarity, high transparency, and UV stability. Applications include…

  • Shatterproof glass replacements.
  • Safety glazing.
  • Panels and lighting displays.
  • Outdoor lighting fixtures.
  • Plumbing fixtures and components.

Outside of glazing and sheet applications, the largest use for MMA is as a comonomer in paints and coatings, such as exterior paints and paper coatings. Polymers and copolymers of methyl methacrylate are in…

  • Metal and foil coatings.
  • Industrial finishes.
  • Floor polishes.
  • Textile finishes.
  • Adhesives.
  • Sealants.
  • Construction materials.
  • PVC impact modifiers.
  • Packaging.
  • Inks.  

Please see our TBMA technical brochure in download section for complete details

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