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PETRA (Pentaerythritol acrylate) is a multifunctional reactive diluent with a high degree of acrylic unsaturation and finds use in a variety of ultraviolet light (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable coatings and ink systems where a high degree of crosslinking is desired. PETRA is a mixture of predominantly the tri- and tetra-acrylate esters of pentaerythritol.
Regions Asia except China; Australia & New Zealand; Greater China
Product Group Polyesters
Market Applications Packaging Coatings & Inks; Electronic Raw Materials
Segment Applications Paint & Coatings; Performance Applications
Chemistry Acrylate Monomers
Technology Radiation curable resins
Formulation Advantages Long potlife
Good compatibility
Application Advantages Faster cycle time
Long potlife
Low temperature curing
Lower energy consumption
No or low flammability
Final Product Advantages Improved chemical resistance
Improved hardness
Green Attributes Low/zero VOC
Solvent free
Reducing energy consumption, lower carbon foot print