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Dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate

N,N-Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate is a water-soluble, monofunctional acrylate monomer with a polar tertiary amine group that offers water solubility and excellent adhesion properties.


HDDA 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.

Tricyclodecane dimethanol dimethacrylate

NK Ester DCP is a low viscosity difunctional acrylate monomer that is polymerized by free radicals. It can be used in a variety of UV and Electron Beam cured applications where flexibility and adhesion are required. NK Ester DCP also demonstrated good film toughness and weathering characteristics.

N-butoxymethyl acrylamide

NBMA is as pecialty acrylamide monomer for various crosslinking applications. Ether derivatives of n-methylol acrylamide and methacrylamide ranging from methoxy to butoxy functionalities also available.


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 […]

Cyclohexyl methacrylate

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.

2-hydroxypropyl acrylate

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 […]

Tetrahydrofurfuryl acrylate

THFA is a low cost, biodegradable solvent/adjuvant with many agricultural and industrial applications. Some important properties of THFA are water-miscibility, low odor, low vapor pressure and evaporation rate, high solvency for active ingredients, low freezing point, high flash point (183ºF/84ºC) and low viscosity even at reduced temperatures. BRC% is 62% ※BRC % stands for Bio renewable […]


Solid Acrylamide is intended to be used as raw material in the manufacture of paper strength enhancing agents, synthetic resins, synthetic fiber, waste water coagulant, soil improving agent, adhesives and paints.

Polyethylene Oxide (PEO)

Alkox® is a water-soluble polymer providing binding, thickening, lubricity, water retention, and film formation benefits to deliver excellent performance in a variety of applications.  

N,N-methylenebis acrylamide

With two reactive functional groups in the molecule, MBAA easily reacts with other monomers such as acrylamide and acrylic acid, and is widely used as a cross-linking agent for a variety of polymers. Recent applications include photosensitive resins, super-absorbent resins, resins for medical uses, immobilation of micro-organisms and gel for electrophoresis and chromatography.

Glycidyl methacrylate

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.

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 […]

2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate phosphate

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 […]

2-hydroxyethyl acrylate

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 […]

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.