The challenges involved in formulating products can be overcome by the inclusion of specifically designed monomers. Monomers used in these applications can act as diluents or actively participate in forming a polymer matrix. To modify the polymer matrix, you must know what monomers can be added in what quantities to achieve the desired properties. The process of identifying the correct molecule with the correct purity and inhibitor level is difficult. Allow Esstech, Inc. to simplify the process.
Acetoacetoxy ethyl methacrylate, also known as AAEMA, is a low viscosity, monofunctional methacrylate. The two ketone groups in its' backbone can chelate various cations allowing for adhesion between methacrylate resins or plastics and metals. The homopolymer of acetoacetoxyethyl methacrylate has a low Tg creating the potential for use as a toughening agent in polymer systems. CAS # 21282-97-3
HPMA or hydroxypropyl methacrylate contains a secondary alcohol group and is often considered to have less allergic reaction potential than other methacrylates. HPMA has been formulated in anaerobic adhesives and coatings. CAS # 27813-02-1
Lauryl Acrylate is a low viscosity monofunctional monomer that can increase hydrophobicity of formulations due to its aliphatic tail. It also can improve the flexibility and chemical resistance of various formulations.
Lauryl Methacrylate is a monofunctional methacrylate with a long chain hydrophobic pendant group. Lauryl Methacrylate can be used to improve flexibility, water resistance, adhesion and improved impact resistance to a large range of polymers.
(2) Tetrahydrofurfuryl Methacrylate or THFMA is a polar methacrylate containing a five-membered heterocyclic group that works well as an adhesion promoter in anaerobic adhesive and other applications.
Polypropylene Glycol Monomethacrylate is a monofunctional monomer that is an ideal diluent because of it's low viscosity and low color.
The claims made in this catalog are believed to be accurate but all are made without guarantee, since the conditions of use are beyond Esstech, Inc.'s control. The information in this catalog is solely provided as a guide. Esstech, Inc. disclaims any liability in connection with the use of the information, and does not warrant against infringement by reason of the use of its products in combination with other materials or process.