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Elvacite® 2016

General purpose low viscosity, low molecular weight methyl methacrylate/n-butyl methacrylate copolymer.




Product Overview

Elvacite® thermoplastic acrylic resin copolymers or polymers are seen in solvent-applied high-quality coatings. Due to the wide range of attributes, Elvacite® is suitable for numerous applications.

Related Technologies: 100% Solids; Flexographic Printing; Gravure Printing; Hot Melt Adhesives; Lithographic Printing; Overprint Varnishes; Screen Printing; Solvent-based Coating; UV & EB Inks; UV-Curable Coating


Clear, translucent or pigmented metal coatings, heat seal lacquers, traffic marking paints, inks
Related Applications:  Aerosol Coatings; Aerospace; Aerospace Coatings; Appliances & Machinery Coatings; Architectural; Architectural Coatings; Automotive; Automotive Inks; Automotive OEM Coatings; Automotive Refinish; Basecoats; Brick Coatings; Can Coatings; Ceramic Coatings; Ceramics; Coil Coatings; Commercial & Publication; Concrete Coatings; Consumer Paints; Corrogated Boxes; Corrugated Boxes; Flexible Films; Floor Coatings; Furniture Coatings; Glues; Industrial; Industrial Coatings; Lacquers; Marine Coatings; Metal Coatings; Narrow Web; Overprint Varnishes; Packaging; Packaging; Paper & Consumables; Primers; Sealants; Stone and Tile Coatings; Tag & Label; Tapes; Terra Cotta Coatings; Textile & Leather Coatings; Topcoats; Traffic Paint; Truckbed Liners; Wood Coatings; Wood Glues

Features & Benefits

Excellent hardness
Low hazard
High gloss
Resistance to UV discoloration
Fast dissolving
Low viscosity

Product Specifications

Glass transition temperature (°C): 59
Molecular weight: 60,000
Form: Spherical beads
Particle size (Microtrac® D50): 170 - 265 microns
Specific gravity: 1.13
Inherent viscosity b: 0.230-0.255
Acid number: 3.5
Moisture (% max): 0.50
Tukon hardness, knoop No. 8
Tensile strength, psi 2,300
Elongation at break (23°C, 50% RH): 2%
Primary Chemistry: Methyl Methacrylate
Chemistry:  Acrylic Resins; Acrylic Resins; Acrylic Resins
Functions:  Binders; Binders; Binders

Related Products

Elvacite® Core Acrylic Resins

Elvacite® core acrylic resins are polymers or copolymers of methyl methacrylate (MMA) or other acrylic monomers that provide resistance to numerous surface degradation conditions including ultraviolet damage, weathering, and abrasion when used in specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and lacquers on plastics, metals, concrete, wood and paper.

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