Elvacite® 2013

Elvacite® 2013 is a low molecular weight, fast dissolving methacrylate resin with fast solvent release. It is used in lacquers, coatings, and inks.
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Product Overview

Elvacite®2013 is a low molecular weight methyl/n-butyl methacrylate copolymer. This solid bead resin is dissolves quickly in toluene, esters, ketones, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and glycol ethers. It provides a low solution viscosity and rapid solvent release. Elvacite® 2013 is often used as a film former in coatings & lacquers. It will form clear, durable films with excellent UV , temperature, and weather resistance. The monomer composition of Elvacite® 2013 makes it softer and more flexible than poly methyl methacrylate. Elvacite® 2013 is used in coil coatings when a combination of flexibility, durability, and fast cure are required. The fast solvent release of Elvacite® 2013 allows for the formulation of coil coatings that cure quickly and provide flexibility as well as the durability to withstand use in outdoor applications.

Product Specifications
Appearance: Solid beads
Specific gravity: 1.15 @ 25°C
Glass transition temp, onset: 76°C
Molecular weight: 34,000
Particle size (D50): 160-200 microns
Acid number: 5
Tensile strength: 1,600 psi
Elongation at break (23°C, 50% R.H.): 0.5%
Methacrylic acid: 0.55-0.75%
Inherent viscosity: 0.156 - 0.174
% Moisture: 0.35 (max)

Primary Chemistry: Methyl methacrylate/n-butyl methacrylate
Features & Benefits
Fast dissolving
Low viscosity
Fast solvent release
Problems Solved
Extended production time caused by resins that dissolve too slow
Acrylic coating is not flexible enough
Slow cure time of solvent based coatings
Applications
Industrial Lacquers; Aerosol Coatings; Inks; Plastic Coatings