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Isobornyl acrylate

IBXA is a mono-functional reactive diluent that polymerizes when exposed to sources of free radicals. The bicyclic structure of IBXA produces polymers of increased Tg, while its mono-functionality minimizes cross-linking to provide coatings and inks with good hardness, resiliency, flexibility and impact resistance. IBXA is recommended for coatings requiring flexibility, hardness & thermal resistance, maintaining high […]

Art Resin Bi-functional Urethane Acrylate

Art Resin KY-103 is a non-yellowing bifunctional urethane acrylate which is cured by UV. EB or conventionally. Films formulated with KY-103 have excellent flexibility. KY-103 has use in various applications but particularly for gel nail coatings requiring flexibility.

4-hydroxybutyl acrylate

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 […]

1,6-hexanediol dimethacrylate

NK Ester HD-N is a difunctional acrylic monomer which can be polymerized by free radicals. In particular, this product is designed for use in UV and Electron Beam curing applications mainly as a crosslinker. It can also be used in anaerobic adhesive applicaitons.

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-[3-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-hydroxyphenyl]ethyl ester

RUVA-93 copolymerizes efficiently with a variety of monomers, such as methacrylic, styrenic, and acrylonitrile monomers, thus providing permanent placement of the benzotrizole in the polymer. The advantages associated with a UV stabilizer bonded to a polymer backbone over the typical “additive” stabilizers include the permanence of the stabilizer in the resin, improved compatibility even in the […]