Elvacite® 2697

Elvacite® 2697 is a low molecular weight, methacrylate copolymer. It is used in reactive coating & ink systems to reduce shrinkage and control viscosity.
Product Overview

Elvacite®2697 is a thermoplastic acrylic resin composed of methacrylate monomers. It is available as a solid bead that can be dissolved readily in aromatics, ketones, glycol ethers, esters, and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
Elvacite® 2697 is non-reactive and is often used in reactive, monomer/polymer, UV, & EB systems to reduce shrinkage and control viscosity. Elvacite® 2697 forms clear, hard films with outstanding abrasion and UV resistance. It can be used as the primary binder in printing inks as well as the film forming polymer in metal coatings & lacquers.

Product Specifications
Glass transition temperature (°C): 50
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 Copolymer
Features & Benefits
Fast dissolving
Non-reactive for use in reactive system
Low viscosity resin
Low molecular weight

Problems Solved
Shrinkage in reactive cure systems caused by rapid cross-linking upon cure
Interference with curing mechanisms associated with reactive leveling and rheology additives
Applications
Clear, translucent or pigmented metal coatings, heat seal lacquers, traffic marking paints, inks, reactive systems to reduce shrinkage and control viscosity.