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Elvacite® 2016

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

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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. 

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

Features & Benefits

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

Applications

Clear, translucent or pigmented metal coatings, heat seal lacquers, traffic marking paints, inks

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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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