LA(Lauryl Acrylate) is a long chain liquid monomer with hydrophobic and low Tg character for use in conventional resins and UV cured resins. Due to its properties, lauryl acrylate finds applications in the manufacturing of adhesives, paints, plastics, rubber, elastomers, and other polymer materials. Its hydrophobic nature and chemical stability make it particularly valuable in […]
NOAA(n-Octyl acrylate) is a long chain Alkyl acrylate that can replace synthetic Ethylhexyl Acrylate in most applications with 72% biobased content. Due to its reactivity and physical properties, finds utility in the manufacturing of adhesives, paints, sealants, plastics, rubber, elastomers, and other polymer materials. It can polymerize into high-molecular-weight compounds through chemical reactions such as […]
t-BMA acts as a reactive monomer in order to produce other monomers/substances. t-BMA forms homopolymers and copolymers. tert-Butyl Methacrylate (t-BMA) is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses, because it readily undergoes addition reactions with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.
TMPTA is a trifunctional monomer used in the manufacture of plastics, adhesives, acrylic glue, anaerobic sealants, and ink. It is useful for its low volatility and fast cure response. It has the property of resistance against weather, chemical, water and abrasion.
TMA is used in the synthesis of plasticisers and for producing epoxy and alkyd resins as well as a variety of other products including dyes, insecticides, polyester resins and pharmaceuticals. It is also widely used in the formulation of paints and plastics. Trimellitic anhydride is used mainly in the synthesis of trimellitate esters. These esters are […]
TETRAX (Polyisobutylene) makes effective use in a variety of applications requiring excellent stability, adhesiveness, low temperature properties, weather resistance, ozone resistance, water resistance, transparency and applications requiring an extended use such as with removable labels.
BellPearl® Series are non-toxic, high performance phenolic resins with perfectly spherical shape. They are part of KOWA’s Microsphere series which is characterized with high molecular weight and low cross-linking density. PROPERTIES S type: A hot melt, self curing type. Soluble in solvents. Used as binder resins for moldings. Also used as thermo-setting resin. R type: Does not […]
N,N-Dimethylacrylamide (DMAA) is a low viscosity, UV diluent monomer with high reactivity. It can also be used in the manufacture of water-soluble and other specialty polymers. It offers glass and polycarbonate adhesion, increased hydrolytic stability, excellent optical properties, improved hydrolytic resistance in water soluble polymers and is a good viscosity modifier for hydrophilic formulations. DMAA […]
ACTFLOW is a non-solvent functional and reactive acrylic polymer of low-molecular weight that has come out of molecular weight control technology. Due to environmentally sound characteristics as a non-solvent liquid polymer and excellent normal-temperature fluidity, ACTFLOW is recommended as a plasticizer replacement, modifying agent and additive agent.
CHMA forms homopolymers and copolymers. Copolymers of DHMA can be prepared with acrylic acid and its salts, amides and esters, and with methacrylates, acrylonitrile, styrene, butadiene, unsaturated polyesters and drying oils, etc. CHMA is also a very useful feedstock for chemical syntheses, because it readily undergoes addition with a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.
HPA is a hydroxyl functional acrylic monomer used in high performance coating applications. HPA can be used to attach hydroxyl groups to an acrylic polymer backbone to create sites for reaction with a variety of cross-linking agents. Compared with hydroxyalkyl methacrylates, HPA allows faster curing cycles and reduced baking temperatures. It can also be formulated at […]
HPMA is a clear, colorless liquid with a pungent, sweet odor. The product contains low levels of a polymerization inhibitor along with small amounts of methacrylic acid, and propylene oxide. HPMA is used in the manufacture of acrylic polymers for adhesives, inks, and coatings for automotive, appliance and metal applications. The added hydroxyl groups improve adhesion […]
Glycidyl Methacrylate is a unique monomer that allows chemists the ability to put oxirane or epoxy groups into acrylic resins, thereby allowing a variety of further cross-linking or curing reactions. GMA is used in UV coatings, inks, adhesives, photos resists, ion exchange resins, chelating resins, photosensitive resins and dental applications.
4HBA has a primary hydroxyl group at the end of a longer alkyl chain which allows it to be used in UV curable formulations and improves flexibility. This can also be used to make specialty acrylic polyols. Compared with HEA, we recommend this as an alternative in UV coatings because of the lower toxicity, corrosiveness, and […]
Kowa’s line of specialty monomers is available to add a functional phosphate group to the acrylic backbone found in many emulsion polymer systems. Such functionality can impart adhesion promotion to various substrates, corrosion resistance, and improved film strength. Besides polymers systems, 2-HEMA-Phosphate can be used in pigment systems to promote adhesion. Also, commonly known as […]
HEMA is an ester of methacrylic acid, soluble in water and has relatively low volatility. It copolymerizes easily with a variety of monomers, incorporates cross-link sites, imparts corrosion, fogging and abrasion resistance, and the hydroxyl group improves adhesion. It is also a key raw material for acrylic polyols.
HEA is a hydroxy functional acrylic monomer which can be used in a variety of ways to produce resins that are useful in high performance coating applications. Using typical methods for the polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, HEA can be used to attach hydroxy groups to an acrylic polymer backbone. The pendant hydroxyl groups can then […]
Low Viscosity HDI-polyisocyanates Polyisocyanate based on the widely used aliphatic hexamethylene-1,6-diisocyanate (HDI). These are primarily used for high performance coatings applications to improve weatherability and UV/chemical resistance. These low and ultra low viscosity grades have 100% symmetrical chemical structure enabling better performance compared to competitors which have slight biuret contamination. The higher quality is great for […]