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    What is Dow VERSALOID™?

VERSALOID™ is a novel flexible acrylic resin (FAR) that is manufactured using an award-winning polymer technology from Dow. VERSALOID™ was designed to push the performance limits of traditional engineered acrylic resins with high-stress whitening resistance, excellent flexibility, UV resistance, and color retention in outdoor applications. All while being able to perform in a vast service temperature range, maintain excellent tensile strength, and other physical attributes while remaining flexible and ductile throughout the process. 

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Dow VERSALOID™ Features and Benefits:

 
  • High resistance to stress-whitening and superior clarity upon processing
  • Excellent UV and weathering resistance (QUV test, 6000 hours, ∆E < 3)
  • Exceptional color retention when used in outdoor applications
  • Improved thermal stability and mechanical function
  • Exceptional flexibility and adhesion to polar substrates
  • Printable, paintable, and improved dead fold properties
  • High surface tension for excellent paint adhesion and polar substrates including metal, PS, PET, PU, and PVC
  • Outstanding adhesion to polar substrates

Application Details of VERSALOID™ Flexible Acrylic Resin:

Processing Methods

VERSALOID™ flexible acrylic resin is supplied as a thermoplastic powder that can be processed via a variety of traditional processing methods:
 

  • It can be extruded into pellets, sheets, film, profile, and pipe forms
  • It can also be processed by calendaring, injection molding, and compression molding into sheet, film, profile, and pipe forms
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    VERSALOID™ pellets from lab twin screw extruder

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    VERSALOID™ extruded in a clear flexible film

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    VERSALOID™ in a toy molded with lab molder

UV and Weathering Resistance


VERSALOID™ provides a clear flexible acrylic resin that exhibits exceptional weathering resistance for more than 3,000 hours of severe test conditions. Formulation 1 is formulated with higher UV blocker for protective film applications.

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 VERSALOID™ 21308-XP QUV 500 resistance up to 3000 Hours (DE)

Blending with Other Resins


VERSALOID™ Flexible Acrylic Resin is miscible with a variety of other resin systems that enables a wide range of performance properties in resulting alloys such as:
 

  • Increased toughness and reduced usage of plasticizes in PVC formulations
  • Retain good clarity when blended with PVDF at up to 1: 2 ratio in applications such as solar cells
  • Unlike plasticizers, VERSALOID™ does not decrease the hardness of the alloy and unlike PMMA, it does not increase the hardness of the acrylic resin mix

PVC Formulations

Resin Type / ID

Tensile strength

(Mpa)

Yield strength

(Mpa)

Young's Modulus

 (Mpa)

Flexural Modulus

(Mpa)

Notched Izod (RT)

 (ft-lbs/in)

Neat PVC(K-59)   

64 69

2,880

3,550

0.5

PVC:FAR/70:30

54 45

1,470

1,960

20.14

PVC:FAR/50:50

42 38

940

1,290

16.3

 

PVDF Formulations

Resin Type / ID
Ratio L* a* b* Haze% TT% YI
PVDF:FAR
(Thickness 0.3mm)

1:2

96.64

0.09

0.77

5.35

91.56

1.45

1:1

97.21

0.13

0.72

28.95

92.97

1.40

2:1

96.04

0.19

2.2

39.20

90.1

4.25

   

Paint Adhesion Performance

 

VERSALOID™ Flexible Acrylic Resin provides excellent paint adhesion in three major types of paints: solvent-based spray paints, acrylic oil paints, and water-based latex paints.

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VERSALOID™ 21308-XP 
is a 100% acrylic thermoplastic resin that is supplied as a free-flowing powder. It offers excellent flexibility, weatherability, and UV resistance for use in applications when crystal-clear appearance is required.

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VERSALOID™ End-Markets


 

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    • Home appliances
    • Deco films
    • Automotive wraps
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    • Solar panels
    • Battery films
    • LED lighting profiles
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    • Roofing tiles
    • Mobile phone
    • Flexible cell phone cases

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