Elvacite® 4055

Elvacite® 4055 is a methacrylate polymer that was designed to be used as a binder and dispersion aid in the preparation of universal pigment pastes.
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Product Overview

Elvacite® 4055 is a solid bead acrylic resin that is soluble in ketones, toluene, esters, and chlorinated hydrocarbons. It is compatible with a wide range of organic and inorganic pigments and was designed to be used for preparing pigment pastes. Elvacite® 4055 provides best in class pigment wetting and produces pigment pastes with exceptional color strength and high levels of gloss. It is compatible with many other resin types as well including epoxies, alkyds, and other acrylics.

Product Specifications
Appearance: Solid beads
Glass transition temp, onset: 76°C
Molecular weight: 6,000
Acid number: 7
Inherent viscosity: 0.040 - 0.065
% Moisture: 0.5 (max)
% Methacrylic acid: 0.450 - 1.20
Primary Chemistry: Methyl Methacrylate
Features & Benefits
Used in universal pigment pastes
Wide range of compatibility
Dissolves at room temperature
Produces pigment dispersion with high gloss
Problems Solved
Poorly dispersed pigments
Not enough gloss in pigment dispersions
Difficulty dispersing pigments at room temperature
Applications
Pigment Pastes