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Epoxy Acrylates

allnex epoxy acrylates

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We’re always striving to improve our products to offer you the best solutions for your needs. Our epoxy acrylates are no exception. Discover the benefits of our range of epoxy acrylates:

  • Very fast cure - Our epoxy acrylates accelerate curing time for a faster, leaner, and more efficient production process

  • High hardness - The superior hardness obtained through blends with our epoxy acrylates result in excellent mechanical properties and durability even under rough conditions

  • Excellent chemical resistance - Dealing with highly acidic or harsh environments? That’s a perfect fit for allnex’ epoxy acrylates due to their excellent resistance

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Epoxy acrylates – property modification

The most commonly known oligomer is bisphenol A diglycidyl ether diacrylate. It is cured by a rapid, ultraviolet light or electron beam induced reaction. Though widely used, bisphenol A diglycidyl ether based resins are prone to certain disadvantages such as a slow, but ever progressing yellowing and high viscosity.

allnex’ expert chemists have tackled these challenges by creating modern bisphenol A derivates, as well as new high-performance epoxy acrylates and epoxy acrylate blends with customizable properties fitting every need. An important parameter is the epoxide equivalent weight of the resin. Depending on the ratio between the number of epoxide groups and the molecular weight of the monomer, the physical properties of the resin can be modified by using diluting agents to adapt to the requirements suited for every application.

The oligomer can be tailored with diverse attributes for high gloss effects and improvement of adhesion to challenging materials like rigid and flexible plastics, industrial metals or wood. Other modifications are employed to create excellent pigment wetting, low odor, and low to no volatile organic compounds (VOC) for indoor uses.

allnex offers a wide variety of diluting monomers such as hexanediol diacrylate or tripropyleneglycol triacrylate to achieve specific properties and viscosities as commercial blends such as EBECRYL® 3415 and EBECRYL® 3700/18OT.

What are epoxy acrylate resins?

Epoxy acrylate resins are (semi-)polymeric substances called oligomers with variable chain lengths as a result of a polymerization reaction. The resins excel in durability, hardness, flexibility and show good abrasion and chemical resistance. Due to their great physical properties they are commonly employed in many different applications like flooring top coatings and sealings, furniture coatings and primers for multilayer coatings on plastic and metal surfaces.

Different properties – a multitude of uses:

Epoxy acrylates are an excellent fit for a wide range of applications. They perform extremely well with a variety of work substances for example paper for foil coating and overprint varnishes (OPV). Epoxy acrylates and their blends with other types of resin are the first choice in the field of industrial wood, joineryflatstockfurniture and flooring as top coatings, primers, and fillers. They have great properties for flexible and rigid industrial plastic coatings as well.

Their high pigment wetting properties, their flexibility, and their high gloss make epoxy acrylates the right choice for hard and durable paints, high pigment loading pastes, and in blends with polyester or polyurethane resins for lithography and screen inks.

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