Acrylic Monomers


Performance Improved

Acrylic acid and its esters are perhaps the most versatile monomers for improving performance characteristics of thousands of polymer formulations. They are flammable, reactive, volatile liquids based on an alpha-, beta-unsaturated carboxyl structure. Incorporation of varying percentages of acrylic monomers permits the production of thousands of formulations for latex and solution copolymers, copolymer plastics and cross-linkable polymer systems.

 

Their performance characteristics, which impart varying degrees of tackiness, durability, hardness and glass transition temperatures, promote consumption in many end-use applications. Major markets for acrylate esters include

  • surface coatings
  • adhesives
  • textiles
  • plastics
  • water treatment