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.
Dow VERSALOID™ Features and Benefits:
High resistance to stress-whitening and superior clarity upon processing
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:
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
VERSALOID™ pellets from lab twin screw extruder
VERSALOID™ extruded in a clear flexible film
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.
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
Resin Type / ID
Notched Izod (RT)
Resin Type / ID
PVDF:FAR (Thickness 0.3mm)
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.
VERSALOID™ 21308-XPis 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.