Elvacite® 4059

Elvacite® 4059 is a methacrylate copolymer that was designed to be used as a modifier for UV curable coatings, inks, and adhesives.
Product Overview

Elvacite® 4059 is a solid bead acrylic resin that has broad solubility in monomers used for UV curable formulations. Novel polymer chemistry is used to confer this resin with a UV reactive macromolecular design. Elvacite® 4059 is recommended to be used in combination with a passive acrylic resin to modify the performance of UV curable inks, coatings, and adhesives. Additional benefits obtained from adding Elvacite® 4059 to UV curable formulations include faster cure rate with reduced shrinkage, improved chemical resistance of cured films, and lower formulation viscosity.

Product Specifications
Appearance: Solid beads
Glass transition temp, onset: 40°C
Molecular weight: 20,500
Acid number: 0
Primary Chemistry: Methyl Methacrylate
Features & Benefits
Enhanced solubility
Faster Cure Rate
Lower formulation Viscosity
UV reactive
Problems Solved
Shrinkage in UV curable formulations due to rapid cross-linking
Slow cure rate of solvent based coatings and inks
High formulation viscosity due to high molecular weight resins
Poor intercoat adhesion
Applications
UV Curable Inks & Coatings