Elvacite® Core Acrylic Resins

Overview

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. These resins are available as minute spherical beads in grades that provide different levels of hardness, flexibility, solubility and solution viscosity. They are thermoplastic and thermally stable up to 177-232°C (350-450°F), well above their softening range. At higher temperatures – around 260°C (500°F) or above – they undergo smooth depolymerization to monomers, leaving negligible ash.

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3 Products
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Elvacite® 2016 container
Elvacite® 2016 is a general purpose, low molecular weight methyl methacrylate/n-butyl methacrylate copolymer that is commonly used in coatings as a binder.
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Elvacite® 4111 container
Elvacite® 4111 is a low molecular weight methyl methacrylate/n-butyl methacrylate copolymer used as a binder in translucent and pigmented metal lacquers.
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Elvacite® 4149 container
Elvacite® 4149 is a low molecular weight methyl methacrylate / n-butyl methacylate copolymer that is useful in metal lacquers and heat seal coatings.
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