Kowa American Corporation

Hydroxypropyl methacrylate

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 […]

Waterborne Barium Sulfates Series

Barifine® BF-21, BF-25 and BF-26 are excellent dispersions with superior transparency in water-born coatings due to surface treatment. These products show improvement in the haze-free gloss and jetness of black paints; as well as in the haze-free gloss and saturation of organic color pigments. Some recommended uses for these products include automotive topcoat and automotive surfacer […]

2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate

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.